Features

Prince Doing Normal People Things

Last week, Prince—the legend, the enigma—went to weekly LA club night Low End Theory, and checked out a DJ set by Chicago footwork don DJ Spinn, proving that he occasionally comes down from his Purple castle in... 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: “I stand in the center around all these sounds I see”

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. Meet Love At First Sound, another artist... 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 »

There is No Such Thing As Real Hip-Hop

Among rap fans, there’s a conservative faction that still clings to the golden age of hip-hop. They are intolerant of anything that strays too far from the blueprint, and they reminisce on the good old days.... Read more »

10 Times Pitbull Was Your Dad

When it comes to music, there’s everything that’s likable or even tolerable… and then there’s Pitbull. The “rapper” has made a career out of corny quote-filled lyrics, ridiculous outfits, questionable dance moves, and his unabashed love... Read more »

10 New Pop Artists To Look Out For in 2015

2014 was a great year for pop music, with artists as diverse as La Roux, Hannah Diamond, Banks, and Sia all making music that was accessible but still interesting and unique. With the mainstream becoming more... Read more »

15 Awesome Things We Discovered on Grimes’ Blog

By now, we should all be aware that the artist known as Grimes is an interesting character. Anyone who has wondered what goes on in Claire Boucher’s mind obviously hasn’t been following her entertaining blog on... Read more »

Drake Goes To Coachella: A Love Story?

It’s Friday afternoon of Coachella weekend and the OVO crew is goin’ up in Drake’s tour bus. Smoke is in the air and everyone is drinking, laughing, and having a good time. Except Drake is sitting... 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: Sides of Survival

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. Max P – “Regardless” Two editions of 5... 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 »

10 Problems Only the Modern Music Fan Understands

The music industry is evolving at a pace faster than many of us can handle. As things continue to change for the better, we also end up creating new problems. When your parents would complain about... Read more »

Interview: Mark Ronson and the Art of Collaboration

By now, you will have encountered "Uptown Funk." It's the lead single from Mark Ronson's Uptown Special album, and it is everywhere. With the inimitable pipes of Bruno Mars and a horn section in full swing,... Read more »

Blowchella, Death Rowchella, and Metro Boomin Want Some Mochella

Yesterday, when Coachella released their lineup, our immediate thought at Pigeons & Planes was, “How can we make fun of this?” Our first thought was Brochella, but we soon realized that it had already been done.... Read more »