Lauryn Hill Extends Small Axe: Acoustic Performance Series

Earlier this month, Lauryn Hill made headlines by announcing that she would be doing a short series of live shows starting in February. Rather than heading out on a grand tour, Hill will be doing a... Read more »

Jay Z Bids for Spotify Competitor

Another week, another rumor about Jay Z having plans to make major purchases. However, this time the rumors seem to be credible. According to CMU, Project Panther Bidco, a company controlled by Jay Z, apparently placed... Read more »

Suge Knight Reportedly Involved in Fatal Hit-and-Run

It’s been reported that Suge Knight was involved in a fatal hit-and-run earlier today. The incident occurred after a fight with a crew member on a film set where Game, Dr. Dre, and Ice Cube were also present.... Read more »

GoldLink on Meeting Rick Rubin, Touring With SBTRKT, and Performing For André 3000

It’s been a crazy year for GoldLink. He went from catching a little buzz on SoundCloud to meeting with Rick Rubin, touring with SBTRKT and Flume, traveling the world, and performing in front of André 3000.... Read more »

Jeff Bridges Edges Closer to Becoming “The Dude” With New Ambient Album

Jeff Bridges wants to sleep with you. The legendary American actor, musician, painter, and wordsmith is getting into the nocturnal music business with Jeff Bridges Sleeping Tapes. Cuddle up with Jeff’s bemused, reassuring baritone over a... Read more »

How Lil Wayne Decided on $51 Million

We learned last night that Lil Wayne was making good on his threat to sue longtime business partner Birdman. He officially filed suit for $51 million, and the Fader obtained scans of the lawsuit that detail... Read more »

“In A Previous Life, I was Napoleon:” Unreleased ASAP Yams Interview Footage Surfaces

Video surfaced today of an ASAP Yams interview from June of 2014. The uploader, video collective Montreality, released a statement with the video: This interview was originally uploaded on June 19th 2014 and after only a... Read more »

Kanye West Debuts “Only One” Video, Talks Marriage and New Album on Ellen

Kanye West was a guest on The Ellen Degeneres Show last night, debuting the “Only One” video and talking to Ellen about fatherhood, marriage, and the freedom to create given to him by Adidas. The “Only One” video, directed by... Read more »

“The World Needs Me, Period, Because I Need The World”: Watch A Never Before Seen Interview With Ol’ Dirty Bastard

Ol' Dirty Bastard (Ft. MTV) – Never Before Seen: Ol’ Dirty Bastard Raw and Uncut Interview― “Never Before Seen: Ol’ Dirty Bastard Raw and Uncut Interview” by Ol’ Dirty Bastard Genius has made itself the go-to... Read more »

Lil Wayne is Reportedly Suing Cash Money Records For $51 Million, Wants to End Contract

Earlier this month, it was reported that Lil Wayne was planning to sue Birdman and Cash Money Records for eight million dollars. Wayne’s dissatisfaction with Cash Money was made clear when he went on Twitter in December... Read more »

Purity Ring Announce World Tour

Purity Ring are set to release their new album Another Eternity on March 3, and in support of the project they’re launching an extensive world tour. Starting in early April in Belgium, the two will play... Read more »

DJ Premier To Debut His Own Live Band In Japan

DJ Premier is legendary for his prowess at commanding the stage with nothing but two turntables and (maybe) a microphone—but he’ll be trying different instrumentation at his upcoming shows in Japan. For this tour, Preem’s bringing his own... Read more »

How to Get the Most Out of an Internship in the Music Industry

In a desperate last attempt to avoid moving back in with their parents, flocks of unemployed graduates, students on break, or those avoiding college as a whole take to the glamorous field of unpaid internships. I... Read more »

Sufjan Stevens Announces North American Tour

With new Sufjan Stevens material comes a new Sufjan Stevens tour. Carrie & Lowell, the songwriter’s first solo album in five years, will hit shelves March 31. Sufjan is hitting the road soon thereafter, a two-month... Read more »

Sam Smith is Sharing Songwriting Royalties with Tom Petty for “Stay With Me”

 UPDATE 1/29: Tom Petty has released a statement of his own, corroborating Smith’s statement of goodwill. He describes the entire episode as “a musical accident no more no less.” Full statement below.  UPDATE 1/26: Representatives for Smith... Read more »