Music

Aug 10, 2018

Somali Songs Reveal Why Musical Crate Digging Is A Form Of Cultural Archaeology

Forgotten records we often find in the dingiest of places can contain alternative perspectives and social commentary on particular movements, epochs or historical events.

Jul 30, 2018

Cape Hip-Hop Keeps Alive Tradition Of Rapping In The Voices Of The “Less Thans”

The Cape region of South Africa is bubbling with rappers protesting Colonialism, Apartheid and inequality.

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Jul 27, 2018

The SpotiFive: Friday July 27 – Tom Morello, Vic Mensa, Denzel Curry And More

Tom Morello and Vic Mensa deliver fire, Denzel Curry links with gold link & More this week in new music.

Jul 24, 2018

World Music: A Defunct Label In A Globalized World Of Sounds

The term world music may have been a useful way to signpost non-Western music to listeners who had previously only known performers from the UK and US.

Jul 13, 2018

The SpotiFive: Friday July 13 – Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Chief Keef And More

Check out some of the dopest hip-hop singles that dropped today.

Jul 11, 2018

Rostrum Records Has Something Special With Taliwhoah

Taliwhoah talks about her musical influences, afro-caribbean roots and how she got her name.

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Jul 4, 2018

Stoney Dudebro Wants To Get High – On The Charts

Newcomer Stoney Dudebro wants to take his place amongst the great weed rappers.

The SpotiFive: Five Hip-Hop Songs From Drake’s “Scorpion”

Drake releases a classic hip-hop album with his 5th LP, "Scorpion."

African-American Music Appreciation Month: 5 Essential Reads

Check out this article with a "playlist" of features on some great black musicians you need to know.

Homicide is the Leading Cause of Death For Rappers, Not So Much With Other Genres

Murder accounted for 6.0% of deaths across the sample, but was the cause of 51% of deaths in rap musicians.

Jun 15, 2018

The SpotiFive: Friday June 15 – Jay Rock, Mike Shinoda, 2 Chainz and More

Jay Rock & J. Cole, 2 Chainz, and even Christina Aguilera check in with some banging hip-hop cuts this week.

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Jun 14, 2018

Could Gamification Be The Next Way To Discover Hits? New App Beat Fever Says Yes

A new app aims to completely change the way artist Market their music to get hit records.

Jun 13, 2018

Fans Attending The Vans Warped Tour Pitch In To Clean Up Festival Grounds

Hundreds of fans will do some good this year, before they party at the Vans Warped Tour.

Jun 6, 2018

Toki Wright Bringing Hip-Hop Business To Berklee’s Professional Music Department

Good news for fans of Hip Hop who are seeking education about the business.

Jun 5, 2018

Could Kanye West’s “Ye” Album Be Causing A New Drug Epidemic?

Kanye West's new album contains references to an obscure drug, that is now exploding in popularity.

Jun 4, 2018

This Is The Secret Meaning Behind Kanye West’s New Album Title

At first glance, one may think Kanye's new album is named after him. But it's a little deeper than that.

Jun 2, 2018

Chief Keef Shot At Outside Hotel In New York

Chief Keef was involved in an incident outside of his hotel room in New York City on Saturday morning as...

May 28, 2018

The Black Eyed Peas Aim For “Sweet” Results In New Tech Experiment With “Sugar Tokens”

The Black Eyed Peas have teamed with a tech company to offer fans a new digital token.

May 26, 2018

Whitney Houston’s Cousin Blasts Kanye West Over Pusha T Album Cover

Pusha T’s Kanye West-produced album “Daytona” has been generating plenty of headlines, but not all of them have been positive....

May 25, 2018

Drake Responds To Pusha T With ‘Duppy Freestyle’ Diss Track

👻😈😤🤷🏽‍♂️ LINK IN BIO A post shared by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on May 25, 2018 at 3:16pm PDT Drake and Pusha...

May 24, 2018

MC Kidd.T Gave Up College To Pursue His Dream Of Being A Rapper

Read up on a new buzzing rapper coming straight outta Chiraq.

May 24, 2018

WATCH: Lil Pump Makes TV Debut With ‘Esskeetit’ On ‘Fallon’

Lil Pump made his first television performance on Wednesday night during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon....

May 20, 2018

CDs and Vinyl Sales Are Killing Off Downloads

The RIAA just released some interesting facts about CD and vinyl sales in 2017.

Apr 28, 2018

Kanye West, T.I. Team Up For New Single ‘Ye vs. The People’

Kanye West set social media into a frenzy this week when he bean tweeting out his support of Donald Trump...

Apr 27, 2018

WATCH: G Herbo – ‘Everything (Remix)’ Feat. Chance The Rapper, Lil Uzi Vert

Earlier this year, G Herbo teamed up with Lil Uzi Vert and fellow Chicago rapper Chance the Rapper for a...

Apr 7, 2018

Meet The Guys Who Brought Sexy Limo Scene To Life In “Bartier Cardi”

Rap superstar latest to use Paintscaping's powerful tool.

Mar 16, 2018

“Atlanta” Season 2, Episode 3: The Songs You Need To Know

Donald Glover curates some of the best Hip-Hop during each episode of his hit series, "Atlanta." Check out this week's dopest tracks!

Feb 15, 2018

Meet The Swedish Producer Who Went To Africa To Score “Black Panther” Movie

Director Ryan Coogler tapped his go-to composer Ludwig Göransson to come up With "Black Panther" music.

Feb 7, 2018

New App Spotlite Turns College Students Into A&R’s

A new app called Spotlite wants to harness the power of students, and where to find the next big thing in music.

Jan 11, 2018

Do The Billboard Charts Reflect What You Listen To?

Do the Billboard charts really reflect the nation's tastes? One student says no.

Jan 5, 2018

Millions Of People Are Working Out To Eminem And Getting In Shape

For the second year in a row, Eminem’s “Till I Collapse” is the most streamed workout song globally

Dec 19, 2017

Does Tyler The Creator Have The Best Album Of 2017?

A student from Eastern State University in Connecticut makes the case for Tyler the Creator having the best album of 2017.

Dec 5, 2017

Armin van Buuren Transforms From DJ To Teacher With New Class

The DJ will provide unprecedented insight into dance music in his first ever online class on MasterClass.com

Nov 29, 2017

Book Offers A Glimpse Into The History Of Miami Hip-Hop

The history of Miami hip-hop is explored in this new book featuring rare interviews, photos and more.

Nov 28, 2017

Dr. Mary Bethune Reincarnated In Hit Hip-Hop Play

A student at Bethune-Cookman has set his sights on Broadway, and he's well on his way with his brand new play.

Nov 28, 2017

Music Only Helps You Concentrate If You’re Doing The Right Kind Of Task

Listening to music while you are working may not be helping you.