Features

Globetrotting Back Home: Heems and the Creation of “Eat.Pray.Thug.”

To describe Heems’ debut solo album as “anticipated” is insufficient. This is the man who turned rap on its head as a founding member of Das Racist, only to disband once the band’s notoriety started to... Read more »

8 Things You Need to Know About Allan Kingdom

Kanye West graced us with one of the best live TV performances of his career when he debuted "All Day" at the BRIT Awards last night. Wowing the audience with a flamethrowers and large crowd of... Read more »

The Best Music Videos of the Month (February 2015)

The music videos released in the past month imagine ideal worlds beyond the present reality. For Jessie Ware and Jungle, it's a vibrant, surreal landscape that viewers can escape to. For alt-J and Florence + the... Read more »

Rapping for Famous Rappers

Getting into the rap game takes serious work. There are seemingly endless ways to approach it, but getting noticed is the hardest part. Many rappers seem to think getting face to face with already established rappers... Read more »

15 Free Songs You Should Download Right Now

Every Sunday we collect the best free music we can find and put it all in one place. If you fell behind or just feel like building up your iTunes, we've got you covered. Here are... Read more »

5 On It: Addicted to the Internet

5 On It is a feature that looks at five of the best under-the-radar rap findings from the past week, highlighting new or recently discovered artists, or interesting obscurities. Mackned – “Crystals In My Aura” When... Read more »

Introducing: Jaden Smith and MSFTSrep

Earlier this year, Jaden Smith dropped an EP called This Is The Album. Then, earlier this week, three new tracks appeared featuring Jaden, Daniel D'artiste, Willow Smith, dylAn and ¿Téo?. One thing is clear, these kids... Read more »

Teenage Angst Has Paid Off Well: A Nirvana Covers Album

The other day I was thinking about Kurt Cobain, thinking about this project of Nirvana covers we’re working on, and watching this old interview. It’s one of my favorites. Kurt seems so open, so at peace. I’ve... Read more »

Best Songs of the Week

With so much good music steadily coming through, it's easy to miss out on some of the best. To help prevent this, we've picked some of our favorite tracks from the week. Here are the songs... Read more »

Nevermind the Hits: 10 B-Sides, Rarities, and Demos Every Nirvana Fan Should Hear

Nirvana will go down in rock history for their classic album Nevermind, leading the grunge movement, and shaping the sound of alternative music in the '90s, but there's so much more. Throughout their career and even... Read more »

15 UK MCs To Look Out For in 2015

2014 was a great year for rap music in the UK. On the one hand, the quality of the music itself peaked with strong releases across the board from newcomers and veterans alike, while the reach... Read more »

What Drake Lyrics Really Mean

There are many layers to Drake’s lyrics, so we took some classic lines and imagined what they really mean. Then, we had James Clapham create the scenes, and this is the result. If you’re looking at... Read more »

Australian Music You Should Know

Australia continues to pump out talented and unique artists at an astonishing rate. In December 2013, we told you about these Australian artists you should know, and now we're back with a new crop of acts.... Read more »

15 Free Songs You Should Download Right Now

Every Sunday we collect the best free music we can find and put it all in one place. If you fell behind or just feel like building up your iTunes, we've got you covered. Here are... Read more »

5 On It: Toronto Is One Of Rap’s Most Important Cities (Part II)

5 On It is a feature that looks at five of the best under-the-radar rap findings from the past week, highlighting new or recently discovered artists, or interesting obscurities. New Wave Order brings the weirdness to... Read more »