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Guilty Conscience: Why I Can’t Blast Hip-Hop with the Windows Down Anymore

I wasn’t particularly interested in cars growing up. Unlike many young boys who share formative moments with their father looking under the hood of a family vehicle, my dad was more of a point "A" to... Read more »

Bass For Your Face: 15 Songs That Will Blow Your Speakers

Traditionally, the bass is an unsung hero. It's a song's glue, holding everything together with a steady hand and predictable, in-key progressions. Bass is the chill friend, the one who's always down to stay in and... 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 »

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 »

No Ceilings 5: Get to Know Boogie, Jazz Cartier, DonMonique, IshDARR, and Salomon Faye

or our last No Ceilings show in New York, we went rap-free, but on July 8, the hip-hop will be in full force. We're especially excited about this one because we're finally bringing Long Beach/Compton rapper... Read more »

Great Songs From (Mostly) Horrible Movies

The late '90s represented the nadir for “black film,” but it was also, strangely, the absolute apex of the black film soundtrack. If we followed the history of these films (defined as movies that have been... Read more »

Elliphant: A Work in Progress

When Elliphant first crept up on our collective consciousness in 2012, Ellinor Olovsdotter was just beginning to take her first Garageband baby steps. But it didn’t take long for the world to catch on: “Tekkno Scene,”... Read more »

Best Music Videos of the Month (June 2015)

This month's music videos had artists speaking from the deepest, most tender parts of their hearts. Thanks to Mac Demarco and JMSN, all pretense was stripped away in favor of some wicked dance moves and VCR-quality... Read more »

Best New Artists of 2015 (So Far)

The new artists turning heads in 2015 aren't always content to learn and grow in their predecessors' shadows. Sure, everyone has their influences, but the increasingly enticing choice to stay independent and release music direct to... 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 »