SiR Returns With Dope New Album 'November'

There's no doubt that TDE boasts one the deepest rosters in music—SZA, Kendrick Lamar, Isaiah Rashad, Jay Rock and ScHoolboy Q all call TDE home. Now the label returns with an album, November, from one its brightest talents, singer/songwriter SiR. Let's be clear from the jump here— SiR makes really good …

Cassie Delivers a Sexy Video for 'Don't Play It Safe'

Cassie is back with a breezy, sensual new video for "Don't Play It Safe." The song, produced by Kaytranada, was released late last year, and it gets visual treatment. The video features a chilled out Cassie hanging out on her beautiful balcony, taking a dip in the pool and relaxing …

Every Kendrick Lamar 2017 Guest Verse, Ranked

Kendrick Lamar is rightfully notarized as a slayer beats. The world knows him as a rapper’s rapper, the lyricist embraced by all those who consider themselves lyrical. His stature as one the best breathing is why expectations are heaven-high each time he resurfaces with a new song, album, or guest verse. …

UK Trio Disciples Take The Decks For Beats 1's One Mix

Back in 2015, “How Deep Is Your Love” dominated the airwaves, being played out everywhere from festival stages to retail stores. Not to mention, it found massive success on charts all over the world. Though most people are quick to credit Calvin Harris, the track was actually co-produced with Disciples. …

The Best Albums of 2017 (So Far)

This list has been updated to include October releases. The running threads interest adjoining the music 2017 are strange: indie rock is back in full force, young rappers seem hell-bent on reclaiming nü-metal, and our legends keep leaving us. Like Outkast said, “Nothing is for sure, nothing is for certain, …

Exploring Darius Rucker’s Impact on Modern Country Music

The year 1995 was one flux in rock. Through Nirvana’s posthumous Unplugged in New York LP, Kurt Cobain’s tortured ghost could still be heard around the hour on the radio, and Hole’s Live Through This singles rang out as rejoinders. Dave Grohl hit the ground running with the self-titled Foo …

A Beginner’s Guide to Travis Scott

Neither hip-hop artist Travis Scott nor girlfriend Kylie Jenner have confirmed Friday’s TMZ report that Jenner is pregnant with Scott’s daughter, but there are silences that deny and silences that confirm, and this case belongs in the latter category. Both Scott and the extended Kardashian clan (minus Kendall) are known …

On Ununiform, Tricky Finds New Angles in Darkness

You can’t claim that an artist who dubbed himself Tricky didn’t warn you about being difficult. When he first entered popular consciousness as a rapper on Massive Attack’s debut LP Blue Lines, the Bristol native born as Adrian Thaws made an immediate and indelible impact. Though he only appeared on …