Tobias Jesso Jr.’s New Song “How Could You Babe?” is Beautifully Heartbreaking

A lot of artists use their music to talk about a painful moment in their life, but it’s not that often that you come across a song that immediately makes you feel the same emotions even... Read more »

Video Premiere: Jay Bel – “Kate”

A week and a half after our introduction to Jay Bel, the Brooklyn rapper pairs his debut single “Kate” with a simple, hallucinatory video: Jay smokes by a fire, rapping into the camera, color distorting around... Read more »

Watch Lucki Eck$ Collaborator Ransah’s New Video For “Chemicals”

If you’re plugged in to the world of new hip-hop, you’ve heard about Chicago rapper Lucki Eck$. Lucki has worked with big-name artists like Danny Brown and FKA twigs, but his most recent project Body High only has one feature: Ransah.... Read more »

Watch Sia Perform “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart” on SNL

Sia was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live last night, bringing along with her some inventive additions to her appearance. Accompanied by a sad mime during the performance of her huge single “Chandelier,” Sia essentially brought her... Read more »

Video: Hot Sugar – “Not Afraid to Die”

Primitive 3D graphics have a distinct charm to them. They can be surreal and disturbing, or endearing in a nostalgic sense. The self-directed video for Hot Sugar’s latest track, “Not Afraid to Die,” makes brilliant use... Read more »

Rae Sremmurd Were On ESPN’s “Highly Questionable” And It Was Hilarious

It’s the end of the day on Friday and most of you are probably watching the clock waiting to get out of work. Luckily though, we have the perfect video to serve as your send-off and... Read more »

Grime MC Riko Dan Freestyling in a Cemetery is the Rawest Thing You’ll See Today

Riko Dan is a true OG, blessing radio sets, live shows, and records with his inimitably raw, gruff MCing for years. 2014 was a good year for the veteran—he embraced the new wave of grime producers, vocalling Texan... Read more »

Watch FKA Twigs Perform “Hide” & “Pendulum” at the BRITs 2015 Nomination Launch

Every time FKA Twigs does a live performance, you are bound to be in a hypnotic trance until she leaves the stage. There’s just something about her that makes you not even want to blink. It... Read more »

Watch Run The Jewels Perform “Lie, Cheat, Steal” on Conan

During his introduction of Run The Jewels on his show last night, Conan O’Brien described the duo’s latest album as “one of the most critically acclaimed releases of 2014.” To show the audience and viewers at... Read more »

Watch Wara From The NBHD’s Ominous “P.N.S.” Video

One of the things that helped Wara From The NBHD‘s impressive 2014 album Kidnapped stand out was the excellent production—funky, jazzy, raw, and definitely N.E.R.D.-influenced. His latest song, “P.N.S,”  impresses again, with raw, abrasive beats and politically charged lyrics, and comes... Read more »

Ryn Weaver Makes TV Debut on Letterman

Ryn Weaver has been making waves since her debut “OctaHate” hit the internet. Most recently she’s released the booming “Promises.” Less than a year after her debut, she’s performing the song on David Letterman. It’s her... Read more »

Video: Ibeyi – “Ghosts”

With a debut album around the corner, the French-Cuban twin sister duo Ibeyi is starting to open the vault. The video for “Ghosts” is their latest offering, a sublime journey in black-and-white that visually isolates the... Read more »

Listen to Action Bronson Freestyle on Hot 97

Growing up, Action Bronson always dreamed of “SPAZZING” on the Funkmaster Flex show on Hot 97. He finally got his chance, ripping through a four-minute freestyle over Prodigy’s “Keep It Thoro” with all the vivid imagery... Read more »

Watch Ratking’s “Snow Beach” Video

There’s always that one song on an album that enables you to clearly visualize images in your head every time you hear it. For Ratking, “Snow Beach” is that song, or at least one of them. The... Read more »

Watch 2 Chainz Debate Legalizing Marijuana with Nancy Grace

For whatever reasons, Nancy Grace invited 2 Chainz to her show to join in on a debate about legalizing marijuana. Though there were actually four people within this discussion, for the most part it was really... Read more »