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Vinyl records get into groove with own charts

In 2007, as the ascent of digital music continued, scratchy, unportable records seemed to be spinning into oblivion, accounting for 0.1% of UK album sales – equating to just 205,000 LPs.<p>But eight years on, a vinyl revival appears to be complete with the announcement of official weekly charts …

18. Killer Mike - R.A.P Music

When people heard that southern rap legend Killer Mike and New York underground rap king El-P were collaborating on an album, it seemed like there …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Hit-Boy's Quest To Make More Than Hits

“Y’all heard this one before?” Hit-Boy teases over the microphone on a recent Wednesday at Los Angeles’ Low End Theory. It is just before midnight and the rapper/producer is whipping the crowd into a frenzy, playing the first 10 seconds of crowd favorites like Kendrick Lamar’s “Backseat Freestyle” …

Nitty Scott MC On The Beauty Of Struggle

Nitty Scott MC laughs in the face of adversity. Better yet, the flower child’s determination mirrors the tenacity of a rose blooming in the …

The Making of Kanye West's "The College Dropout"

Ten years ago today, <b>Kanye West</b>’s debut album, <b>The College Dropout</b>, first hit stores. Like many classic albums, there’s more to <i>The College Droput</i> than …

88-Keys Has Helped Shape Sounds For Q-Tip, Kanye West & Black Star, Here’s His Story (Audio)

Whether he’s breaking ground with artists like Theophilus London with “Can’t Stop,” putting heat down for Jay Z & Kanye West’s <i>Watch The Throne</i> album …

The Odd Side Presents: 5 Punishing New Age Producers - Exclusive Hip Hop News, Interviews, Rumors, Rap & Music Videos

<i>Welcome to the first 2015 edition of The Odd Side, a column that explores the effects of Hip Hop’s transformation through new sounds.</i><p>In Hip Hop, …

Horror master John Carpenter to release original album

Having directed and scored some famous films including <i>The Thing, Escape From New York, Halloween</i> and <i>Big Trouble In Little China</i>, John Carpenter is …

Horror

Stephen Thompson's Top 10 Albums Of 2014

It's hard to process 2014's music without acknowledging the shadow cast by the previous year: Until Taylor Swift's album rolled out in its waning months, 2014's least escapable chart hits (Pharrell's "Happy," John Legend's "All Of Me," Idina Menzel's take on "Let It Go" from <i>Frozen</i>) were carried …

Bob Boilen's Top 10 Albums Of 2014

This year, my favorites were quieter than usual. My top three albums have acoustic guitars often as the lead instrument, though the artists — Luluc, Angel Olsen and Rodrigo Amarante — originate from Australia, the U.S. and Brazil, respectively.<p>Six of my top 10 are led by women. Five I wasn't even …

Ann Powers' Top 15 Albums Of 2014

I have to be honest: Every time I've sat down to make a list of the year's best albums, I have walked away from my desk. Like many people I know, I've often felt lost during the final burning days of 2014 — overwhelmed by recent events, rendered inarticulate in the face of so many important truths …

Noisey UK's 25 Best Albums of 2014: 10-1

From grime to Grouper, these were the records that made our year.<p>Here we go then, the final hurdle. We've done our tracks, we've done albums 25 to 11. Now for Noisey's 10 best albums of the year, painstakingly selected by our staff and freelancers, with the votes totted up in a beautifully …

The 32 Best Pop Albums of 2014

<i>This week, Vulture will be publishing our critics' year-end lists.</i><p><b>1. Frankie Cosmos, Zentropy</b> <br>Modern life is a shouting match. This isn’t exactly …

I’ve been waking up early for a year. Here’s how my life has changed.

The habit of getting up early has been the most life changing thing I have ever done. A little over a year ago, I wrote this post about how to build …

The Difference Between Judgment & Discernment

He cheated on his wife with a much younger employee.<p>She abandoned her newborn baby.<p>He drinks until he beats his children.<p>She manipulates her feminine …

Royce Da 5’9″ & DJ Premier: ‘Raiders of the Lost Art’ Documentary

Royce Da 5’9″ and DJ Premier’s <i>PRhyme</i> is now just one of the many appetizing albums arriving on December 9, along with Lil Wayne’s <i>Tha Carter V</i>, J. …

100+ Essential Books Every Man Should Read

Amazon is offering $5 off on print book purchases of $15 or more until 11:59 pm December 14, 2017. Use the promo code <b>BOOKGIFT17</b> at checkout to …

Latin Grammy winners Calle 13 on hip-hop swag and Julian Assange

When the Puerto Rican duo Calle 13 hit the international airwaves in 2005 with its eponymous debut album, it quickly smashed early perceptions that it was just another reggaeton act.<p>Yes, the lyrics were bawdy, but they were also funny, smart and poetic, with clever wordplay and references to …

New Mixtape: Jimmy Johnson ‘Red Ferrari’

PRIME representer Jimmy Johnson delivers right on time his second official project, <i>Red Ferrari</i>. The Toronto rapper drops the 10-track project, lead …

Hipshakers & Heartbreakers – Vol 3

More r&b and early soul gems from my grandpa, C.W. “Pop” Hardwick’s stash of jukebox stock. For the full story and more killer sides that set San …

Flying Lotus Plays Unreleased Kendrick Lamar Verse On “Eyes Above”

Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar’s “Never Catch Me” will go down as one of the best collaborations of 2014, but that was just one of “12, 13” beats …

Stunning photos along road between Tokyo and Kyoto

Kevin Kelly says: "The Nakasendo is an old road in Japan that connects Kyoto to Tokyo. It was once a major foot highway, but today small sections …

10 Inspirational Quotes Of Buddhist Wisdom From Ram Dass & Friends

I have come a long way in my 50 years in on this planet. I've lived through many crises, including cancer, divorce, a horrific car accident, and so …

Spirituality

New Music: King Louie ‘Soprano’ (EP)

Chicago’s Drill forefather King Louie has been rumored to be joining the OVO crew by some sources, but we can’t confirm all that just yet. But, last …

New Music: Phantogram feat. Danny Brown and Leo Justi “Black Out Days (Remix)”

The Duo known as Phantogram dropped a charged up remix on Thursday (Nov 6) with Danny Brown and rookie Leo Justi. Shifting their energetic track …

New Music: Fall Out Boy Feat. Lupe Fiasco “Only the Bulls”

It’s not like The Bulls need any help right now (they’re currently 4-1 and sit in second place in the Eastern Conference), but here’s something that …

Kendrick Lamar Opens Up About Depression, Hints That His Album May Still Arrive In 2014

Kendrick Lamar’s busy press run continued down in Houston earlier this week, where he chopped it up with Devi Dev. The TDE rapper expanded on his new …

Latin Roots: Essential Latin Hip-Hop

Josh Norek, co-host of <i>The</i> <i>Latin Alternative</i> and co-founder of the Latin Alternative Music Conference, joins <i>World Cafe</i> today to explore Latin hip-hop.<p>Latin artists began experimenting with hip-hop at around the same time the genre took hold in the U.S. But, Norek says, Latin artists kept the funk …

R O Z E S - Desirable

It is with great pleasure that I formally introduce you to R O Z E S, a 21-year-old American artist from Philadelphia. You might recognise her name …

Wax Wonders :: Los Angeles Soul – Part One

While the music scene in 1960’s Los Angeles is far better known as a hotbed of surf, psych, and pop records, there was always a strong R&B scene in …