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Make Me Proud: Drake’s Drakiest TV Moments So Far

Last night, Drake hosted the 2014 ESPY Awards, again reminding us how far beyond rapping his talents extend. Part of Drake's appeal as an award show host and interview subject is the way he plays up... Read more »

Make Music on Your Browser with Flora Drift

Some people—myself included—are musically challenged. Something about a lack of rhythm, or an understanding of how tones work. Luckily, British designer Luke Twyman has created something that allows you to play music right through your browser,... Read more »

Adele Announces New Album Called “25″ and 2015 Tour

It’s kind of amazing how an artist as massively popular as Adele can disappear from headlines for so long. She sells out shows worldwide, breaks sales records, puts on stunning performances on live television, then quietly... Read more »

Drake Announces His New Album, “Views From The 6″

On “0 to 100,” the freebie the Drake put on Soundcloud in June, he rapped: We already got spring 2015 poppin / PND droppin / Reps-Up P droppin / Majid Jordin droppin, OB droppin not to... Read more »

15 Pictures of Jay Electronica Looking Iconic in Brooklyn This Past Weekend

All images via Jay Electronica on Twitter This past weekend, Jay Electronica performed at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, bringing out  J. Cole, Talib Kweli, Mac Miller, and—in a complete and total power move—Jay Z. The two... Read more »

Former Elite Gymnastics’ Member James Brooks Shares New Default Genders Album

James Brooks, formerly of Elite Gymnastics, has shared a new album as Default Genders, Magical Pessimism 2014. The album follows last year’s EP Stop Pretending, which was originally released under the moniker of Dead Girlfriends. Magical Pessimism features remastered and remixed... Read more »

Rap Genius Changes Name to Genius

Rap Genius, the biggest site for hip-hop lyrics, has changed its name to Genius. The name change is part of a slow transition the site has been in for two years or so. Last year the... Read more »

This is Why You Don’t Fall Asleep When Chief Keef’s Around

Sprinkled among pictures of guns, blunts, rappers, and racks on Chief Keef’s Instagram, there are reminders that Keef is still just an 18-year-old kid who likes to have fun. One thing Keef loves to do is... Read more »

Week on Twitter With Dev Hynes, Sia, and Diplo

This week on Twitter: - Dev Hynes stands up for Kanye - Sia has a moment at Target - Diplo shares his thoughts on the top DJs in the world Here is the week on Twitter.... Read more »

Teenage Metal Band Unlocking the Truth Signed a Multi-Album Record Deal With Sony

While I personally didn't catch wind of Unlocking the Truth until they were featuring on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell last summer, this teenaged metal trio (well, two 13-year-old guitarists Malcolm Brickhouse and Alec Atkins... Read more »

Radiohead Will be “Rehearsing and Recording” New Album in September

Members of Radiohead have mostly been mostly concentrating on their solo projects since the release of 2011′s The King of Limbs, but apparently fans of the band will have something to look forward to sooner rather... Read more »

Angst for All Ages: An Evening With Sky Ferreira

Sky Ferreira was a running a few minutes behind. She wasn’t so late that people were aggravated, but it left enough time to get another drink, check phones, or run to the bathroom. As everyone was... Read more »

Azealia Banks Claims She’s Left Her Record Label

It probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but Azealia Banks has announced via Twitter that she is leaving Interscope Records. After numerous delays, soured relationships, and beefs with pretty much everyone under the sun,... Read more »

What I Wish Death Grips Would Have Accomplished Before They Quit

Remember when Death Grips leaked their own album? They weren’t happy with how their label, Epic Records, was dealing with it, so they took things into their own hands. “The label will be hearing the album... Read more »

Honor Titus Speaks on Cerebral Ballzy’s New Album, Julian Casablancas, and the Most Brutal Show He’s Ever Played

Seeing Cerebral Ballzy frontman Honor Titus climb atop the speakers at Pigeons & Planes’ SXSW showcase back in March felt like some kind of religious experience. Maybe it was the Texas heat or all the alcohol, but... Read more »