Hip-hop’s savior is an 18-year-old MC with big dreams, big problems and an even bigger price tag.
Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ likes to keep things candid.
He’ll tell you, without hesitation, that any record label
that wants to sign him will have to pay him $3 million up front. He’ll
Crawling out from the wreckage of a devastating bus crash, a metal behemoth returns, better than ever.
Last year was poised to be a banner one for Baroness. With its double-album, Yellow & Green,
the band imported prog-metal touchstones—lengthy instrumental breaks,
ambient squalls of harmonic
After four decades off the grid, a soul-funk genius resumes his career.
When an artist vanishes for 40 years, rumors are going to
spread, none of them good. So it was with Shuggie Otis. Nearly four
decades passed after the release of his third album, the psychedelic
Two country-pop vocalists talk life on the road, life in the studio, and Loretta Lynn’s bologna.
Considering the connections one can make between the work
and careers of K.D. Lang and Neko Case, it's amazing the two had, until
last fall, never met in person. Both work in that murky and melod
[HIP-HOP] There’s another side to
hip-hop’s coin, and Antwon is making himself a contender to be its face.
Dropping raw, DIY mixtapes like March’s In Dark Denim from hi
[MUTANT DISCO] Emerging in the late ’90s
from Sacramento of all places, and playing music rooted equally in the
jagged funk of post-punk and the rubbery rhythms of actual f
[JOY POP] Portland’s AgesandAges made an imprint in 2011 with its cheerful, quirky and harmony-filled debut, Alright You Restless.
Combining infectious vocals with catchy
[POST-ROCK] A duo making instrumental
music out of nothing but drums, vibraphone and ephemeral noise isn’t
taking any shortcuts to success, but vibes player Jose
In late-’70s England, there wasn’t a more fearsome creature
prowling the streets of London than Ian Rubbish. The levels of bile
pumping through his spleen made Johnny Rotten look like Mr. Bean