Kendrick Lamar On The Meaning, Inspiration, And Original Title Of “To Pimp A Butterfly”

Kendrick Lamar did some of his first interviews since the release of his latest album, To Pimp A Butterfly, today during a brief visit to New York. In conversation with Hot 97 DJs Ebro, Peter Rosenberg,... Read more »

Wondering Who Would Listen To A Clean Version Of “RTJ 2″? Twitter Has The Answers

RTJ 2, Killer Mike and El-P‘s second album together, is a brash, noisy, fantastic tribute to going in (among other things). One thing it is not, though, is SFW. Now, courtesy of the group’s DJ Trackstar, there’s... Read more »

Carrie & Lowell & Sydney & Snuggles

I remember the first time I met Snuggles. It was almost 15 years ago this month. I was eight years old, sitting cross-legged on the carpeted floor of a room full of kittens. Snuggles came up... Read more »

Would You Pay $20 a Month For Higher Quality Audio on Tidal?

Seriously, what just happened? After an extremely hyped launch date, the story of Jay Z’s supposedly revolutionary streaming service Tidal is just as opaque as it was before the clock struck zero. There was no mention... Read more »

Coachella and Lollapalooza Have Banned Selfie Sticks

If you’re already getting things ready for Coachella starting in two weeks, one thing you won’t be able to take is your selfie stick (we’re hoping at this point you don’t own one as well). Their... Read more »

Björk Collaborator The Haxan Cloak Says Tidal Ripped Him Off

As the music streaming wars heat up, one common story is that of artists being ripped off. From producers and songwriters, we’ve heard nightmare stories about bad deals and a business model that leaves a lot to be... Read more »

Action Bronson’s ‘Mr. Wonderful’ Tour Kicks Off in April

When it comes to rap shows, not many do it better than Action Bronson. Between hurling fans off the stage and passing out flat-screen TVs during the show, you never know exactly what’s possible, but it’s... Read more »


It’s Sunday March 29th, and an Emergency Illuminati Meeting is being held in a penthouse of the Ocean Reef Resort in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Oprah, Jay Z, Eagle-Eye Cherry, James Van Der Beek and Kanye... Read more »

“I Hate My Biggest Songs”: A$AP Rocky on His New Album and Moving Forward

With the death of A$AP Yams still hanging heavy over hip-hop’s head, the A$AP Mob has been trying to regain some sense of normalcy. A tough task for anyone, but it gets tougher when a new... Read more »

A Preview of SBTRKT’s New Creative Installation

Miami Music Week has its fair share of distractions, from ULTRA Music Festival to a range of side-parties, showcases, and industry events. Over the weekend I went to Red Bull Guest House, and while I got to see... Read more »