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Kanye West Previews Unreleased Song “Awesome” During “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”

Last night was the season finale of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and during the episode you can hear an unexpected snippet of unreleased Kanye West music. In a short clip recorded by KTT, a few... Read more »

Faces in the Crowd: Portraits of the 2014 Philadelphia Made in America Festival

With a lineup as diverse at the one at this year's Made In America Festival in Philadelphia, you'd expect to see an audience filled with all types, and your expectations would be perfectly on point. From... Read more »

Two-9: Making Noise in a Loud City

Two-9 isn't a household name, but in their hometown of Atlanta, they've got a reputation. As they get more successful, they also seem to be getting more notorious. They cause too many problems. They’re reckless. They... Read more »

Death Grips Soundtrack New Adidas Commercial

As far as Death Grips news goes, this is actually pretty surprising. Death Grips, who broke up back in July, have provided the music for the latest Adidas commercial. Infact, it’s not just any song from the... Read more »

Mary J. Blige Working With Disclosure and Sam Smith on “The London Sessions” Album

After teaming up for a new version of “F For You” back in January, Mary J. Blige has announced that the British production duo Disclosure will be co-producing her new album. Entitled The London Sessions, the new album was... Read more »

The Best New Mixes Streaming Right Now

While single tracks and full-lengths dominate most of our iTunes libraries, there’s a whole other world waiting for you out there: the mix. These sprawling, untamed fusions of past and present provide artists with the perfect... Read more »

The Week on Twitter With St. Vincent, Danny Brown, and Nicki Minaj

This week on Twitter: - St. Vincent gives some relationship advice - Danny Brown reveals he’s an FKA Twigs fan - Nicki Minaj shows she’s Drake’s #1 Here is the week on Twitter. And a GIF... Read more »

SpaceGhostPurrp Beefs With 11-Year-Old Rapper Lil Shark, Gets Website Hacked

If you’ve been following SpaceGhostPurrp on Twitter as of late, you may have noticed an unusual beef brewing. This isn’t a feud as high profile as the well-documented A$AP/Raider Klan beef, but it is definitely more unexpected. After... Read more »

Jay Shells’ Rap Quotes Street Art Project Moves to Philadelphia

A while back, we showcased Jay Shells’ brilliant art project “Rap Quotes.” The project melds together street art and rap lyrics, with fun results. The street artist has now moved Rap Quotes to Philadelphia, using lyrics from Action Bronson,... Read more »

Aphex Twin Announces Public Listening Events For New Album “SYRO”

The rollout for Aphex Twin’s new album SYRO, his first new full length since 2001′s Drukqs, has been suitably obtuse. First there was a mysterious blimp in London and some stencils in New York, then there was the... Read more »

Weekly Album Sales Hit A New Low in the U.S.

The past week’s album sales in the U.S. were the lowest they’ve been since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991. With 3.97 million albums sold, it is also the first time weekly albums sales have dropped... Read more »

David Lynch: “I was going to do the music video for ‘Blood on the Leaves’”

“Blood on the Leaves” is one of Kanye West’s biggest songs, so it seems a little weird that it never received a music video. However, in a recent interview with The Daily Beast, surrealist filmmaker David Lynch... Read more »

1.8 Million Fewer People Watched the MTV Video Music Awards This Year

The 2013 VMAs had some memorable moments, including Miley’s attempts at twerking on Robin Thicke and an ‘N Sync reunion, and although this year’s edition featured a nearly 20 minute medley by Beyonce and lots of Nicki... Read more »

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 »