Ezra Koenig Is Getting His Own Beats 1 Show

The star-studded ranks of Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio have grown yet again—this time, it’s Vampire Weekend‘s Ezra Koenig who’s taking the plunge, joining everyone from Dr. Dre to St. Vincent with a hosting gig that... Read more »

Listen To A Snippet Of New Music From M.I.A.

M.I.A. seems to be getting ever closer to dropping the project she’s been hinting at for months now—her Instagram is filled with blue and gold maybe-album artwork (a la A$AP Rocky), and over the weekend she... Read more »

This Lee Scratch Perry Interview is Legendary

Lee Scratch Perry is a living legend and a dub pioneer but, as he readily admits, he’s crazy. With the new documentary—or “fairytale documentary”—about Perry debuting in the UK last week, Channel 4’s Krishnan Guru-Murthy sat down with the... Read more »

The Dead Weather Announce First Album in Five Years

Guitar-wielding supergroup The Dead Weather’s last LP surfaced in 2010. The acclaimed Sea of Cowards left the band’s busy members able to temporarily depart on a high note. In recent years, the group—comprised of Jack White, Dean Fertita... Read more »

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 »