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DJ Premier on the “N.Y. State of Mind” & “Memory Lane” Sessions

< 1 minute agoMusic / Hip Hop & Rap : Nah Right

In this new installment of Mass Appeal’s ‘Off The Record’ series, we hear briefly from DJ Premier about the Illmatic sessions with Nas that produced “NY State of Mind” and “Memory Lane (Sittin In The Park).” Preemo talks about discovering...Show More Summary

Video: Meyhem Lauren & DJ Muggs – Murder Rap

1 minute agoMusic / Hip Hop & Rap : Nah Right

Meyhem Lauren and DJ Muggs slide through with the second single and video from their upcoming joint album, Gems From The Equinox. This shit is too hard and Muggs is still very much a problem. The project officially arrives October 27th,...Show More Summary

Video: Rob Markman – Writer (Prod. by Chase N. Cashe)

2 minutes agoMusic / Hip Hop & Rap : Nah Right

Rob Markman is back with a new visual for his Chase N. Cashe-produced track “Writer,” off the Write To Dream EP. As on the original track, the Dan The Man-directed clip features confused voicemails from N.O.R.E, DJ Drama and Royce Da 5’9. Show More Summary

Video: L’Orange ft. Del The Funky Homosapien – Blame The Author

2 minutes agoMusic / Hip Hop & Rap : Nah Right

Del The Funky Homosapien provides the vocals on “Blame The Author,” the latest release from The Ordinary Man, the new concept album from producer L’Orange. Watch above and continue below for a quick synopsis of LP’s theme which will be out October 27th via Mello Music Group. Show More Summary

Alex Calder Issues Statement Confirming Sexual Assault Allegation

4 minutes agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Last week, Canadian musician Alex Calder was dropped from Captured Tracks a week before his new album was scheduled to come out because of a sexual assault allegation. Today, Calder has released a statement acknowledging that he assaulted someone in 2008. "In the last year, I have come to understand the sexual encounter I had…

J. Geils Band’s Peter Wolf Recalls Passing On Big Tom Petty Hit

5 minutes agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

In 1979, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers recorded their song "Don't Do Me Like That." It ended up being one of the most important songs in Petty's career. It was his first top-10 hit, and it served as the lead single from Damn The Torpedoes, the album that made Petty a star. But the song…

Ed Sheeran Cancels Tour Dates After Fracturing Both Arms

6 minutes agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Ed Sheeran suffered a cycling accident over the weekend and the BBC reports that he's been forced to cancel tour dates in Asia as a result. The pop star fractured his right wrist and left elbow when a car reportedly hit him, and in an Instagram post he writes: "I'm waiting to see how the…

Frank Ocean Defeats Father’s $14.5 Million Libel Lawsuit

6 minutes agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Frank Ocean has won the libel lawsuit filed against him by his father, Calvin Cooksey, Law360 reports. The lawsuit, which sought $14.5 million in damages, claimed Cooksey lost "financial opportunities in film and music" after Ocean discussed his father’s use of homophobic slurs in 2016 Tumblr post. Judge Stephen V. Wilson stood by his claim…

Red Death – “Formidable Darkness”

7 minutes agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Right now, just as it was in the early '80s, Washington, DC has one of the best hardcore scenes going. And one of the best bands on that scene is Red Death, the retro-thrash destroyers who released the absolutely furious debut album Permanent Exile in 2015. Later this year, they'll follow it up with the…

Becca Mancari – Good Woman (album review)

8 minutes agoMusic / Indie Music : HearYa

Becca Mancari first popped up on my radar due to her being involved with Brittany Howard’s side-project, Bermuda Triangle. Soon thereafter I caught wind of the lead track off of her debut LP and I was hooked. On her debut, the Nashville based artist does a fantastic job of adding some indie pop flourishes to […]

Clark – “Honey Badger”

8 minutes agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

On the tails of his eighth studio album, Death Peak, earlier this year, British electronic producer Clark is back with a new 12" single. The lead off that single, "Honey Badger," isn’t symmetrical by any stretch, nor has Clark’s past work been known to stick to any particular loop. So to say his latest is…

Weezer – “Happy Hour”

9 minutes agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Next week, Weezer will release Pacific Daydream, a new LP with a very late-'90s title and cover art that serves as the follow-up to last year's self-titled "White Album." We heard the first preview of the new album way back in March, when the band dropped the super-poppy "Feels Like Summer." And in the ensuing…

Selfish Skin – Wicked Game (prod. Strehlow)

This song is beautiful. Indie electronica is how I would classify it, genre-wise, but it’s more than that. It brought a song from the 1980’s era into the modern music scene; blending various sounds, genres, and influences into one rare updated cover. Show More Summary

3 Songs from The Tragically Hip

The Tragically Hip are one of the great rock bands of the modern era and are nationally celebrated in Canada. Singer Gord Downie, second from left, has died the band announced today, following a lengthy and public battle with cancer....Show More Summary

'I Don't Get Into Politics, I Just Stand on the Truth' A Conversation With Waka Flocka Flame

11 minutes agoMusic / Hip Hop & Rap : The Boombox

In the midst of his latest controversy, the ATL rap star explained his thoughts on politics--and Gucci. Continue reading…

Lute Is Pursuing His Dreams in 'Still Slummin" Video [WATCH]

12 minutes agoMusic / Hip Hop & Rap : The Boombox

Lute shows he's just regular guy from the 'hood in his new visual. Continue reading…

Method Man Delivers Gritty Rhymes in 'If Time Is Money' and Hood Go Bang' Videos [WATCH]

14 minutes agoMusic / Hip Hop & Rap : The Boombox

Method Man takes it back to the streets of Shaolin (aka Staten Island). Continue reading…

Courtney Barnett, Twerps & more Australian artists contributing to marriage equality mixtape

14 minutes agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Brooklyn Vegan

The Australian government is currently conducting a national survey to see whether its citizens think same sex couples should be allowed to get married. To drive the "Yes" message, Australian artists like Courtney Barnett, Twerps, Beaches, Hockey Dad, Terry and more are contributing to the mixtape. Continue reading…

The Worst Song You'll Hear Today: 'Killin' These N—-s Like Chucky' [VIDEO]

14 minutes agoMusic / Hip Hop & Rap : The Boombox

Yes, it's a murderous little ditty inspired by the killer doll from the 'Child's Play' movies. Of course. Continue reading…

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