Music Recommendations Based on the Artists You Already Like

There's still nothing quite as effective as a friend saying, "You like so-and-so? Check this out." Today, we are that friend, with recommendations for artists to check out if you like Madvillian, Lorde, Rustie, and more.... Read more »

My First Time: Aesop Rock Remembers 1996

In the 20 years he's been rapping, Aesop Rock has established himself as one of hip-hop's pioneering poets. But it had to start somewhere. Back in 1996, Aesop was just a fine arts student with a... Read more »

11 Things We Learned From A$AP Rocky’s ‘A.L.L.A.’ Album

A$AP Rocky's second studio album and third full length project, At.Long.Last.A$AP, was supposed to be coming out on June 2, but it was surprise released earlier today, May 26. This is what we've learned from the... Read more »

The Corniest Rap Songs (That We Secretly Love)

Before we started this post, we tried to define what makes a rap song corny, but we couldn't do it. There are too many factors. Sometimes it's an awkwardly ambitious chorus, sometimes it's a beat that... Read more »

How Lil B Changed the NBA

By now, Lil B's curse on Kevin Durant is pretty well known. Durant dissed Lil B, and Lil B responded with a claim that Durant would never win an NBA title. Recently, the curse has been... 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: Substantial Style

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. Mari Gordon – “Flicking My Wrist” It... 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 »

Reviewing the Best Submissions on our Reddit Thread

At the beginning of the year, we started a subreddit to help take submissions. We're still open to submissions at submissions(at)pigeonsandplanes(dot)com, but as the number of emails increases, it becomes more and more difficult to ensure... Read more »

Word is Bond? 10 Times Artists Were Taken to Court For Their Music

Rap and heavy metal were both born out of a culture of repression, primal screams that came from the frustrated and voiceless. In that sense they are some of the purest forms of artistic expression, music... Read more »