Talib Kweli Drops New LP <i>Radio Silence</i>

And just like that Talib Kweli has stepped out the shadows and caught everyone sleeping with his latest LP Radio Silence. It’s been two years since the Brooklyn MC dropped his last album, F*ck The Money. So when he released the Anderson .Paak assisted “Traveling Light” not too long ago many viewed …

New Calv XL (@MusicByCalv) – White Cups

”We all need a release or we just need more love?” This is the question we’re asked on the latest release from the ‘UK’s Waviest Rap Artist’ Calv XL. Produced by Kid Ocean and Directed by Switch Gang Visuals “White Cups” draws us in on a journey into XL’s hazy …

Going to Iraq Apparently Made Sam Smith Woke

Sam Smith has built a reputation on his falsetto, lovelorn ballads, and saying the wrong thing at the worst possible time. In his 2016 Oscars acceptance speech for his Bond theme, Smith repeated a quote from Sir Ian McKellen that he’d misunderstood to mean that no openly gay man had …

Gucci Mane: Mixtapes Saved My Career

Back to the Trap House debuted in 2007 at No. 57 on Billboard’s “Top 200,” selling fewer than 32,000 copies in its first week. My major-label debut was a dud. I knew those beats were not suited to my style. I’d taken too much outside advice. I should have stood up …

The Eighth Episode of Twin Peaks: The Return Is Horrifyingly Beautiful

Warning: Spoilers for Twin Peaks: The Return below. The eighth episode  Twin Peaks: The Return is one the greatest hours television I’ve ever seen: horrifying, horrifyingly beautiful, thought-provoking and thought-annihilating; a work that owes as much to expressionistic and surreal painting, musical performance, and installation art as it does to narrative …

3 Doors Down Is the Perfect Band to Play Trump’s Inauguration

With major black and mainstream pop musicians effectively boycotting Donald Trump’s inauguration, event planners have been compelled to rely on artists with a large popular following who hail from culturally marginal genres. Classical crossover, a schlocky genre predicated on slavish devotion to a mirage European high culture, is well-represented by …

Lil Dicky & Brain – How Can U Sleep ft. The Game

Lil Dicky introduced Brain to the world on his 10-minute epic “Pillow Talking” record, and now he has teamed up with his brain again for the new EP, I’m Brain. One the standout songs on the project is “How Can U Sleep” featuring The Game. Have a listen up top and stream Brains’ new …

Page Kennedy – Victory Is Mine (Official Music Video)

Video After The Jump If you’re sleeping on Page Kennedy it’s time you wake up because the Detroit emcee is one the best lyricists in the game today. Check out his music video for “Victory is Mine.” It’s a modern day remix Puff Daddy and The Notorious B.I.G.’s classic song, …