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Labor Day Brings New Music From Lil Wayne and Gunplay (But Not Missy Elliott)

"You lazy bitches is fucking up the economy," Nicki Minaj raps over Kanye West's menacing "Mercy" keyboard plinks on a track from Lil Wayne's new…
Marc Hogan / September 4, 2012

Watch Azealia Banks Bring ‘1991’ Back in Chic New Video

1991 is more than the year Azealia Banks was born. It's the tattoo in Roman numerals on her left shoulder. It's the title of her…
Marc Hogan / September 4, 2012

No Trivia’s Friday Five: Beanie Sigel Auditions to Star as Willie in ‘ALF’ Reboot

News flash: Clint Eastwood has always been a big jerk! He starred in some of the creepiest, most conservative movies ever made, too many of…
Brandon Soderberg / August 31, 2012

Niki & the Dove Frolic in the Forest, Chat About Their Tour

In the gorgeous new video for their 2011 single, "The Fox," dramatic Swedish synth-pop duo Niki & the Dove perform the haunting song live in…
Alex Spoto / August 31, 2012

Mosca and Katy B Revisit ‘Bax’ On New Rinse Single

Mosca's "Done Me Wrong" and "Bax," released last summer on Glasgow's Numbers imprint, were highlights of the ongoing U.K. garage revival. Reviving the plucky organ…
Philip Sherburne / August 31, 2012

Vampire Weekend’s Baio Leaks Pair of New Songs

Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio (who, yes, if you didn't know, counts Scott Baio as a second cousin) has shared a pair of new dance…
Chris Martins / August 31, 2012

Hear Sky Ferreira Team Up With Blood Orange on ‘Everything Is Embarrassing’

Sky Ferreira has appeared to be on the verge of breakout success since she was 15. Now 20, she's defying the industry's usual panicky logic…
Marc Hogan / August 31, 2012

The Real Rick Ross Would Like His Name Back Now, Please

Former cocaine trafficker and C.I.A./Contra/crack-conspiracy fall guy Rick Ross only refers to the rapper "Rick Ross" by his real name, William Roberts. You can understand…
Brandon Soderberg / August 31, 2012

Chris Lighty and Hip-Hop’s Balance of Art and Commerce

Back when rap was just beginning to become big business, it was still relatively ungoverned and, as a result, seemingly a world away from the…
Brandon Soderberg / August 31, 2012

Hear the Latest EP From Skrillex’s OWSLA: Koan Sound’s ‘The Adventures of Mr. Fox’

Bristol duo Koan Sound is the latest bass cannonball fired from Skrillex's OWSLA label, and sure enough one of the funkiest things you'll hear this…
Christopher R. Weingarten / August 31, 2012

See Big Boi Rap Over a Nude Woman in ‘She Said OK’ Video

We don't think Big Boi's new video is technically NSFW — the bits you can't show on regular cable are strategically covered — but you…
Marc Hogan / August 31, 2012

Taylor Swift Skirts Adam Levine Lookalike in ‘Never Ever’ Video

For Taylor Swift, the 18th time is the charm. The potential next Pitbull told MTV that's how many tries it took to pull off the…
Marc Hogan / August 31, 2012

How Moogfest Crafted One of the Most Adventurous Lineups in the U.S.

Asheville, North Carolina's Moogfest announced a number of new additions to its lineup this week, including Nas, Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never),…
Philip Sherburne / August 31, 2012

Watch Ne-Yo Reclaim ‘Smooth Criminal’ From Alien Ant Farm

It's been a mere two weeks since Afrojack and Pitbull lovingly pooped all over Michael Jackson's thought-to-be untouchable classic "Bad," so we have to assume…
Chris Martins / August 30, 2012

2 Chainz and Awkward Kanye West Star in Surreal ‘Birthday Song’ Video

So we may not have been in love with 2 Chainz' debut LP, Based on a T.R.U. Story, that dropped on Tuesday, but that doesn't…
Chris Martins / August 30, 2012

MellowHype Channel Afro-Latin Heat in ‘La Bonita’ Clip

The Odd Future crew are transitioning quicker than expected from buzzworthy DIY skate-rap roustabouts into a multi-tiered cultural force whose hip-hop arm is, despite some…
Chris Martins / August 30, 2012

Hear Helvetia’s Iridescent ‘A Mirror’

Helvetia's current tour with Built to Spill isn't the bands' first trip together, and it actually unites two groups whose members have been touring on…
Marc Hogan / August 30, 2012

Hear Forrests’ Sublime, Beta-Unblocking ‘Tarifa’

Currently in talks with a couple of U.K. independent labels, Dublin's Forrests describe their style as "beta-unblocking electronic music." That sounds about right: Beta blockers…
Philip Sherburne / August 30, 2012

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Cat Power, Animal Collective, Crypts, More!

Teh Internetz are rife with previewable music this week. For your ease of unpaid listening, we've rounded up the 10 records you've gotta hear now,…
Chris Martins / August 30, 2012

Psycho Beach Party: Hear the Growlers’ ‘One Million Lovers’

When their long-awaited, Dan Auerbach-produced project was indefinitely shelved, the Growlers struck out on their own to cut something more true to form: a garage…
Alex Spoto / August 30, 2012
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