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Watch Wild Beasts Perform “Wanderlust” With a Massive Pipe Organ

London’s Royal Festival Hall organ was installed in 1954. It had been out of commission since 2005, its 7,866 pipes unused due to structural concerns. But a recent two-year restoration process (and $15 million) brought the... Read more »

Does Snapchat Want to Start a Record Label?

Fallout from the Sony hacks continues to land in the strangest places. Today we learn of Snapchat’s apparent desire to start a record label—Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel had meetings with Sony to start a label because... Read more »

This is How the Form of Beatles Songs Evolved

Ever curious as to how the form of Beatles songs evolved over the course of the legendary band’s career? Charting The Beatles is a site that “[explores] graphic studies of the band’s evolution,” and one of... Read more »

Earl Sweatshirt Explains Odd Future to Mike Tyson

Earl Sweatshirt recently had the chance to interview Mike Tyson for Citizens of Humanity, and the result is fascinating. The two talk about growing up, spirituality, and tons of other things, but a highlight comes when... Read more »

Facebook Blocked Lil B for Speaking His Mind and His Fans are Not Happy

Anyone who follows Lil B on any social media platform knows that he prefers to use it to spread his messages of love with his massive following. It’s something many of us have become accustomed to,... Read more »

Kacy Hill is the Latest Addition to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music

We were introduced to Kacy Hill back in September, when she released her debut song “Experience.” The song was great, and it came with a striking video that served as a powerful first impression. The 20-year-old... Read more »

Dr. Dreidels are the Perfect Gift for Hip-Hop Lovers Celebrating Hanukkah

Trying to find the perfect gift for someone can make the holiday season a bit stressful, but every now and then you miraculously come across the perfect gift that immediately eases all of that tension. If... Read more »

St. Vincent Speaks on Dropping Out of School and Hearing Nirvana For the First Time

In the latest WTF podcast with Marc Maron, Annie Clark—better known as St. Vincent—opened up about her personal life, growing up, and the moments that shaped her taste in music. Read a couple of highlights below. I... Read more »

Did Death Grips Really Break Up?

In case you haven’t been paying attention, 2014 has been a crazy year for Death Grips fans. Just as they approached the risk of becoming stale, the experimental trio “broke up” back in July with a brief note... Read more »

Sam Smith’s Debut Album Goes Platinum

Sam Smith’s incredible year continues. With six Grammy nominations already in his pocket, Smith snapped up platinum certification for his debut studio album In The Lonely Hour. By RIAA standards, that means the English crooner has... Read more »

D’Angelo’s “Black Messiah” is Dropping at Midnight, According to Questlove

Both news of D’Angelo‘s forthcoming album, Black Messiah, and its first single “Sugah Daddy” came at lightning speed. Maybe it’s a matter of making up for lost time, but it appears that his album is coming... Read more »

The Week on Twitter With Grimes, Lil B, and Gunplay

This week on Twitter: – Grimes is impressed with some dogs’ Instagram accounts – Lil B is worried about our safety – Gunplay is changing his name Here is the week on twitter. And a GIF... Read more »

A New Modest Mouse Album is Coming Very, Very Soon

Modest Mouse fans: rejoice. The band has officially announced their new album, Strangers to Ourselves, the first one since 2009’s No One’s First and You’re Next. According to Modest Mouse fansite Interstate-8, the band’s management has... Read more »

Mack Maine Says Lil Wayne is Great and “Tha Carter V” Will Be Released in Early 2015

Last we heard from Lil Wayne, he was not happy. Despite his manager telling TMZ that things were all good, Wayne publicly brought up his frustration with Cash Money Records, telling an audience in New York:... Read more »

Donald Glover Set to Star in FX Comedy Series Pilot About Atlanta’s Rap Scene

Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino has always had his hand in acting and writing ever since his days with Derrick Comedy and 30 Rock. It’s been announced that he’ll be appearing in a couple of films... Read more »