Features

Jon Waltz: “Do what you want to do until you die”

At 19 years old, Jon Waltz puts the typical college sophomore/aspiring rapper to shame. His gripping narratives and unshakeable hooks make him a probable candidate for rare crossover success, the kind that satisfies the appetites of... Read more »

10 Awesome Music Apps We Wish Existed

Even with the hundreds of applications available to be downloaded onto your phone right at this moment, it’s not uncommon to find yourself wishing there was an app to help you do whatever frustrating task you’re... Read more »

How Childish Gambino Made Things Easier For Kids Like Me

Earlier this year, one of our favorite up-and-coming rappers, 18-year-old Kevin Abstract, tweeted: "s/o donald glover for making things easier for kids like me." We asked if he'd explain that to us. This is what he... Read more »

A Day in the Life of Awful Records

As a music journalist, you can’t really come to know artists until you’ve spent some time in their natural habitat. With that said, when Awful Records’ management team invites you to spend a few hours with... Read more »

25 Soulection Songs You Should Listen To Right Now

Soulection's tagline is "The Sound of Tomorrow," and they might just be right. The L.A.-based record label, radio show, and platform for showcasing talent has been picking up tons of traction recently through their artists' 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 »

5 On It: Life of the Party

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. Keita Juma ft. Brandan Philip – “Come... 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 Signs You’re Getting Old

Getting older sucks. One minute you're out dancing all night, taking shots, listening to obnoxiously loud music, and next thing you know, you're getting an email from Netflix like, "Congrats! You've watched our entire catalog. Get... Read more »

25 Rappers You Should Get to Know Before They Blow Up

One of the most exciting things about hip-hop is the way it's always evolving. While there are always looming giants of the genre, everything continues to shift beneath them. These shifting elements are mostly thanks to... Read more »

Wara from the NBHD: Telling The Tale of Two Cities

If there’s anything we’ve learned about artists emerging out of Atlanta, it’s that the sounds that come out of this city vary immensely. Just this year we’ve been introduced to a surplus of new artists from... Read more »

Can You Guess Who These Artists Are Based Only on Their Hats?

Most famous artists have a signature style, and a lot of those signature styles rely heavily on the hat. The right hat can make anyone a superstar—or, maybe not, but it can at least make any artist... Read more »

The Best Music Videos of the Month (October 2014)

Warning: the best videos that came out this past month are intense and may trigger strong emotional responses. Whether showing FKA Twigs witnessing an execution in "Video Girl," the rope bondage in Son Lux's "Easy," the... 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: We Don’t Take Kindly To Threats

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. StressGods – “That’s That” We aim for... Read more »