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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 of the Coolest Music-Related College Classes You Can Take Right Now

College, college, college: a place to learn, network (read: pretend to connect with people when really you now have a new group of buddies to drink with), and chill before transitioning into the real, real world.... Read more »

15 of the Best Music Forums on the Web

Music blogging has changed a lot over the years. The lawless world of mp3 sharing and underground communities has been mostly dismantled, and now the hardcore users have to go deeper underground. Enter the forums. They... Read more »

12 Great Artists With Under 1000 Soundcloud Followers

Soundcloud is a great leveler in the music industry. Anyone, anywhere, with nothing more than an internet connection can share their music with the world in an easily digestible, easily playable format. Plus, thanks to Soundcloud's... Read more »

Old Souls, New Sounds: Artists Bringing the Past Into the Future

Alternative R&B is bubbling with new talent right now, and artists are experimenting with forward-thinking production styles and futuristic sounds to revitalize the always evolving genre. Some artists push things into the future, but others keep... Read more »

Premiere: Atmosphere – “Kanye West”

A lot has happened in hip-hop since Atmosphere dropped Overcast in 1997. Kanye West went from obscure Chicago producer to celebrity superstar. Rhymesayers grew into one of the most important independent labels in hip-hop history. Yung Lean... Read more »

The Real New York City Underground

When I was first pitched this idea for a piece on subway musicians, it was slated to be a less in-depth portrait series than the one you will find here. I would ask a few intriguing... 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. Enjoy.... Read more »

Is It Spring Yet? A Playlist

Here in New York, it finally feels as if it might actually be Spring. It may not exactly be hot outside, but hey, at least it's not snowing or raining. To celebrate, we've made you a... Read more »

5 On It: The Best Under-the-Radar Rap This Week

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. Trick Daddy ft. Trina – “Nann Ho (AHYVE... Read more »

This Week’s Best EDM, Featuring Flosstradamus, TWRK, and Salva

Miami Music Week 2014 has come and gone, and ended with a doozy of an Ultra Music Festival. It wasn't all bad, but things did get hectic. We won't harp on that today, though; this is... 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 »

Avoiding Obscurity: Rappers Who Never Stopped Improving

The stereotypical trajectory of a rap career favors the young. Rappers seemingly explode on to the scene, becoming the genre’s prince before fading into relative obscurity. On average, rappers get a 5-year span to make the... Read more »

The 15 Most Annoying Things You’ll See at Rap Shows

There is a gift and a curse to the art of a rap show. When a festival’s lineup is packed with rock bands and EDM artists, a rapper can represent a reprieve from the norm by... Read more »

The Greatest Beards in Music History

Music is cool, but beards, right? Beards add this extra "it" factor to any artist, and throughout the years, we've seen some amazing bearded stars emerge and win us over with their facial hair. We're not... Read more »