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It’s happening, folks: Neil Young and D.R.A.M. are actually collaborating. And it seems Nico Segal’s Social Experiment band is involved, too. After a few months of dropping hints (first, aMore »


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Carlos Santana is fired up. If you thought he might spend the rest of his career raking in hundreds of thousands touring one of his two major versions of Santana—his… More »

Update: You can now listen to Röyksopp’s contribution, “Bounty Hunters,” which liberally samples the Rodian bounty hunter Greedo. #HanShotFirst.

Rick Rubin announced today that he’s behind a new compilation… More »

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Q-Tip’s long rumored solo album The Last Zulu may finally be getting closer to a release date. Though he’s been teasing the album since 2013, a new interview with Billboard seems… More »


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It’s rumored that Rick Rubin is currently in the studio with Justin Bieber working on the follow-up to the pint-sized star’s… well, we’re not sure we care to remember what… More »

Of Course Rick Rubin’s #IceBucketChallenge Is an Avant-Garde Short Film

We’ve finally reached the avant-garde stage of the Ice Bucket Challenge. As the charity fad rolls on, celebrities are less and less content to merely dump buckets of ice on… More »

Watch Kanye West and Rick Rubin’s Gonzo Tribeca Acceptance Speech

Well, here’s something star-studded and confusing. The Tribeca Film Festival is underway in New York City, but if you aren’t familiar with its ins and outs, you may not be aware… More »


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Kanye West only just received SPIN’s Album of the Year honor for his thorny tangram puzzle of an excellent LP, and he’s already leaking details of Yeezus’ follow-up. Along with “BoundMore »

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Grip Plyaz, “Ray Lewis”These past few years, Atlanta freakazoid Grip Plyaz has figured out how to blur the lines between earworm and meme, releasing don’t-box-me-in-bruh lash-out “Fuck Dat Hipster Shit,” More »

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During his 35 years as chief music critic at the Los Angeles Times, Robert Hilburn stood just off to the side for some of music’s most electrifying moments. He tagged… More »


Eminem’s Retro ‘Berzerk’ Video Fails to Take Its Own Advice

There’s a respectable precedent for the Beasties-and-Billy Squier throwback nature of Eminem’s chart-crashing “Berzerk.” Killer Mike’s El P-produced 2012 album R.A.P. Music was a “stunning anachronism,” we wrote; that record,… More »

On Sunday night, Eminem announced the details of his eighth album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, via a pair of MTV VMA commercials.Those ads included select noise from the November… More »

UPDATE: Speaking of not keeping things secret, Billboard points out that some Jay-Z fans have taken issue with extensive permissions and privacy requests made by the iconic MC’s Samsung app. More »


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Kanye West’s totally humble and self-effacing New York Times interview earlier this week shared a few clutch details about Rick Rubin’s golden influence on the final Yeezus. Now Wall Street JournalMore »

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Thirty-five years ago, Black Sabbath released the frenzied, drug-addled Never Say Die! … and then decided to fire frontman Ozzy Osbourne, ending the first period of the band’s career. Now, the… More »