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Guess Who the Most Googled Artist of 2014 Was

By now, it is impossible to deny the fact that the internet and the music industry work hand in hand. The amount of times a person is searched on Google is often a clear display of... Read more »

Watch Jungle Perform “Busy Earnin'” and “Julia” on Late Night with Seth Meyers

All seven members of Jungle stopped off at Late Night with Seth Meyers last night. It was probably a stark contrast to how they went into the holiday season last year—it’s been 12 months of firsts... Read more »

Watch Rich Homie Quan Sing Christmas Carols

Rich Homie Quan got into the holiday spirit this week with some heartfelt renditions of classic Christmas carols. He’s doing a series of carols for XXL. “Silent Night” follows a virtuosic performance of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed... Read more »

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 »