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Stream Lollapalooza Live on Red Bull TV This Year

This year, on August 1-3, Lollapalooza will stream live exclusively on Red Bull TV and Red Bull TV’s distribution network of partners including Apple TV, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV and Kindle Fire, Chromecast and Samsung Smart... Read more »

Faces in the Crowd: Portraits From The Forecastle Festival 2014

Since its conception 12 years ago, Forecastle has changed from a small community based event into what is now a massively recognized music festival that attracts some of todays and yesterdays biggest acts. Its odd location... Read more »

No, Drake Doesn’t Have a Smaller Vocabulary Than Wu-Tang Clan

Matt Daniels’ article “The Largest Vocabulary in Hip Hop” made waves among rap fans. Using statistical analysis, Daniels examines the lyrics of rappers from DMX to Kool Keith and creates a ranking based on the variety... Read more »

Jessie Ware Announces the “Tough Love” Tour

Stemming from a two week recording stint with production duo BenZel, Jessie Ware shared the fantastic track “Tough Love,” a relaxed but powerful single that drew praise from all around. Today—less than two months later—the U.K.... Read more »

Trends From the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival

Now in its ninth year, Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival has transcended nitpicking about its lineup to become more of a lifestyle choice than a decision made by a careful consumer. With over 40 acts spread over... Read more »

Kanye West: “I’m a blowfish. I’m not a shark, I’m a blowfish.”

Kanye West doesn’t do a lot of press, but he’s on the cover the new GQ and opened up about some things, including the paparazzi, why he got married, and being a blowfish. That blowfish part?... Read more »

The Week on Twitter With Lorde, El-P, and ScHoolboy Q

This week on Twitter: - Lorde explains how important her hair is - El-P tells us how we should address him - ScHoolboy Q is ready to record another album Here is the week on Twitter.... Read more »

Lorde Compares Kanye West to Her School Principal and Speaks on Pop Culture Critics

In a new feature for The Guardian, 17-year-old Lorde opens up about some things she’s learned since her rapid ascent. It’s interesting stuff because whether you’re a fan of her music or not, her situation is... Read more »

Check Out Tyler, The Creator and Mac DeMarco’s Weird Song About Getting Intimate With Grandmothers From Loiter Squad

Back in February, we learned that two high-level goofballs Tyler, The Creator and Mac DeMarco were working on something together when we saw this picture of the two posing in front of a green screen. No, it... Read more »

Interview: Lucki Eck$ on His Mellow Style, Drugs, and Being an Outlier in Chicago’s Rap Scene

It was almost exactly a year ago that a Chicago rapper not even 18 years old named Lucki Eck$ dropped a mixtape called Alternative Trap. While every other Chicago rapper out was making hard, aggressive rap... Read more »

Beyoncé, Eminem, and Iggy Azealea Dominate MTV VMA Nominations, Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Drake Also Nominated

The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards will take place on August 24 in LA, and although the nominees are generally the same old big-name suspects, the award show itself is always one of the most fun... Read more »

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 »