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André 3000 Talks Coachella, Getting Advice from Prince, and Playing Jimi Hendrix

André 3000—one half of the legendary rap group Outkast—has been known to be somewhat of a recluse from the music industry. After taking it by storm in the late ’90s/early 2000s with friend and collaborator Big... Read more »

Watch Raury Discuss Signing a Deal With Columbia Records

The build-up to Raury’s Indigo Child didn’t take a lot of time (it was in March when “God’s Whisper” really kicked off the momentum), but his rise has felt more powerful than with so many other young... Read more »

A Beautiful Drive: In Conversation With Rome Fortune, One of Atlanta’s Most Creative Artists

Atlanta MC Rome Fortune is a passionate creative, both abstract and accessible. He has an ability to sound like anything and anyone he wants, a multifaceted talent who reflects the world that surrounds him, taking in... Read more »

This is How Rick Rubin Does the Ice Bucket Challenge

Chances are you’re starting to lose interest in watching the slew of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos from your friends on Facebook and from various celebrities. We promise you that if this one wasn’t as good as it... Read more »

Aphex Twin on Kanye West: “I know that he tried to f***ing rip me off”

We haven’t heard new material from Richard D. James as Aphex Twin in 13 years, so it’s to be expected that a rare interview with him comes with some golden nuggets of information. FADER and Pitchfork have... Read more »

Prince Announces Two Albums, Releases New Song

Prince has announced two new albums, both coming out on September 30 via Warner Bros. Records. They’re called Art Official Age and Plectrumelectrum. According to a press release from Warner: Art Official Age is a classic... Read more »

“Wait, Is That James Franco?” Some VMA Viewers Still Aren’t Sure Who Riff Raff is

Earlier this week, Britney Spears tweeted a video of her doing an impression of Woody Woodpecker. It’s great. No really, it’s actually pretty good. Katy Perry tweeted her approval of the impression, to which Spears responded,... Read more »

Here Are the Winners From the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

The 2014 MTV VMA’s are going down right now in Inglewood, California, and we’ll be updating this post with all the winners as and when they’re announced. Best Male Video Eminem (featuring Rihanna) — “The Monster”... Read more »

Grimes Refuses Ice Bucket Challenge, Donates to Education Fund Instead

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Many musicians and celebrities have participated, helping to spread awareness of Lou Gehrig’s disease as well as donating money to research.... Read more »

The Week on Twitter With Diplo, El-P, and Andrew W.K.

This week on Twitter: - Diplo gives props to DJ Mustard - El-P tries to resist the urge to leak Run The Jewels 2 - Andrew W.K. inspires us all with more party tips Here is... Read more »

Suge Knight Reportedly Shot Six Times at Chris Brown’s Pre-VMA Party

Early this morning, Suge Knight was reportedly shot six times during a pre-VMA party thrown by Chris Brown. According to TMZ, Knight was rushed to an area hospital and underwent surgery for his wounds, but is... Read more »

Kendrick Lamar Inspired This “Good Kid, Mad Cities” Class

Kendrick Lamar’s critical and commercial darling good Kid m.A.A.d city is renowned for its storytelling and complexity, so it’s no surprise that one English teacher from Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Georgia has launched an English composition class... Read more »

Contest: Win Tickets to See Evian Christ, SOPHIE, and NGUZUNGUZU in New York

New York people, put Saturday, September 6 in your diaries, because it’s going to be a big one. The regularly awesome Dark Disco night at 88 Palace (a Lower East Side Dim Sum restaurant during the... Read more »

This Tumblr Reveals The Artwork That Inspired Famous Album Covers

There’s an interview with 2 Chainz where he talks about designing the artwork for his latest album, B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time. The cover is a close up of two gold chains. The concept seems simple (his... Read more »

Director of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” Video Responds to Earl Sweatshirt

On Monday, Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the latest video from Taylor Swift, calling it “inherently offensive.” The song “Shake It Off,” takes a more pop route than... Read more »