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Migos Are Releasing Their Very Own Clothing Line

I’m going to admit something that I’m not proud of: I love any piece of clothing that’s flashy and over-the-top. If it’s got bright colors and chains and a picture of a tiger surrounded by flames,... Read more »

Nirvana Was Almost Called Fecal Matter

A new clip from the Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck shows what could have been. After a short home video of the band performing in a dimly-lit basement, the camera takes a trip through Cobain’s... Read more »

The Official Pigeons & Planes Podcast Has Arrived

Well, here we go. We finally worked up the nerve to come out from behind our keyboards and laptops and have some real conversation. We’re still working on an official title for the podcast, so if... Read more »

Flying Lotus and MF DOOM are Reportedly Making an Album Together

UPDATE: Yeah, no. FACTmag was foolin’. Heart broken. Smh. When we first heard the news of a Flying Lotus and DOOM album, we assumed it was an April Fools’ joke. FACT reported it, but there were no sources... Read more »

Watch Killer Mike Discuss “The New Jim Crow” on HuffPost Live

The criminalization of rap music is a certified epidemic in America. With highly publicized cases of police brutality dominating news headlines, a shaky justice system is defending itself by attempting to shift the blame towards rap.... Read more »

Contest: Win Mos Def’s “Black on Both Sides” on Limited Edition Vinyl

Thanks to Respect The Classics, we’ve got another great vinyl giveaway for you. If you missed our previous giveaways, here’s a bit of background info—Universal’s Respect the Classics campaign, which has been running since September 2013,... Read more »

Tidal Has Already Started to Release Exclusive Content

On Monday, Jay Z announced his new plans for Tidal—the streaming service that he recently purchased for $56 million. The service was labeled as “the first ever artist owned global music and entertainment platform.” With so... Read more »

Grimes Will Be Joining Lana Del Rey on Tour This Summer

Late last year, Lana Del Rey announced The Endless Summer Tour, which included support from Courtney Love at several of the stops. For the remainder of the dates, it seemed likely that Lana would handle things solo,... Read more »

Kendrick Lamar On The Meaning, Inspiration, And Original Title Of “To Pimp A Butterfly”

Kendrick Lamar did some of his first interviews since the release of his latest album, To Pimp A Butterfly, today during a brief visit to New York. In conversation with Hot 97 DJs Ebro, Peter Rosenberg,... Read more »

Wondering Who Would Listen To A Clean Version Of “RTJ 2″? Twitter Has The Answers

RTJ 2, Killer Mike and El-P’s second album together, is a brash, noisy, fantastic tribute to going in (among other things). One thing it is not, though, is SFW. Now, courtesy of the group’s DJ Trackstar, there’s... Read more »