Miguel Says He Makes “Better Music” Than Frank Ocean

2012 saw the release of two critically acclaimed, buzzed-over projects from a new crop of R&B heavyweights: Miguel’s Kaleidoscope Dream, and Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange. Naturally, fans and media pushed the two into the same lane and an unspoken... Read more »

Kendrick Lamar: “I Always Try to Go Back to How I Used to Feel When I Was Seven”

Storied music journalist, radio host, and motorbiking fan Mary Anne Hobbs sat down with Kendrick Lamar this past weekend for a BBC Radio 6 interview. Lamar, overseas for his anticipated Wireless Fest performance, walked Hobbs through... Read more »

Ed Sheeran Says Kanye West Will Feature on The Weeknd’s Album

Ed Sheeran’s earnest attempts at rapping, whether on the radio or in the studio, have carried him ever so close—kind of—to the hip-hop universe. In any case, his superstar status leads us to believe a couple... Read more »

Action Bronson Advertises Personalized Verses (For a Price)

Rappers need to diversify their income sources as much as the rest of us, and Action Bronson’s latest Twitter comments suggest he might pursue a novel revenue stream: personalized verse gifting. The prospect of securing a special... Read more »

The Week On Twitter With El-P, Grimes, And Andrew W.K.

This week on Twitter: – El-P may be losing his mind (maybe) – Grimes is thankful for food – Andrew W.K. shares an extremely important party tip Here is the week on Twitter.... Read more »

A$AP Rocky Has Shot Film With Skepta, Dangermouse

The connection between U.S. hip-hop and grime has been seen more and more over the past few months, with rappers like Kanye West and Drake showing love to the artists overseas. Now A$AP Rocky is joining... Read more »

Kid Cudi’s Next Album is “98% Finished”

Over the weekend, Kid Cudi decided to celebrate America’s birthday by exercising his right of free speech. Cudi went into detail on his upcoming Speedin’ Bullet to Heaven album, sharing that, besides being entirely featureless, SBTH... Read more »

Dr. Dre To Host His Own Show ‘The Pharmacy’ On Beats 1, Starting Today

Just in time for your July 4th BBQs, Dr. Dre, Beats impresario and mastermind of the West Coast sound, has announced his own show on Apple Music’s new Beats 1 radio station. Airing biweekly starting tonight (July... Read more »

Nicki Minaj And Meek Mill Start Twitter Beef With Joe Budden…Over A Podcast

The convoluted tale of why Nicki Minaj sent the Barbz after none other than noted reality star Joe Budden begins, as most rap beefs do, with a podcast. Budden has his own podcast, called (perhaps because... Read more »

Go, DJ: The Many Hats of Matt FX

Matt FX may be best known as Broad City‘s music supervisor, but like the clusters of tropical citrus that adorn his shirt at this Wednesday lunch, there are many shades to his musical life. As a... Read more »