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10 Dubstep Tracks That You Should Know About July 2017

Featuring Loefah, Goth Trad, 16Bit, Matty G, Dubtek and more.<p>284<p>SHARES<p>Dubstep never 'went away', it never 'died', it has always been there bubbling …

The 8 best turntables and vinyl tech of 2017 so far

<b>This year’s analogue developments.</b><p>It’s already been a busy year for vinyl fans which means we thought that we’d give you a quick update on what’s …

Audiophile

Overlooked Albums 2017

So much fights for your attention. Do you want to watch TV? Read a book? Listen to music? Even when you do finally put on a record, open up iTunes, skim through a playlist on Spotify, it's comforting to go to what's familiar. Keeping up with what you know and love is hard enough, adding in new …

Pop Punk

The Jay Z Encyclopedia

It’s been a dozen years since Jay Z proclaimed, “I’m not a businessman; I’m a business, man.” The Brooklyn MC’s biggest commodity has always been his …

The return of Hov

Jay-Z’s new album, “4:44,” is bigger than music so don’t even try to review it<p>The No. 1 rule of reviewing Jay-Z’s new album, "4:44," is acknowledging that you can’t review"4:44." It’s impossible, mainly because"4:44" is more than an album, more than music even — it’s a vibe, a feeling that’s not …

A$AP Rocky operates on Tyler, the Creator in gory new video

Tyler, the Creator has released a bizarre, suburban horror video, self-directed under the name of his alter-ego, Wolf Haley, obviously. The video for “Who Dat Boy” ft. A$AP Rocky also teases a second track, “9/11 / Mr. Lonely” ft. Frank Ocean and marks the rapper’s first new music release since …

5 strategies behind Jay-Z's mega-success

Jay-Z is worth a reported $800 million today -- and it's not all because of Beyonce. His savvy business tactics have helped him build successful …

Uncontrollable energy: 20 years on, 'The Fat Of The Land' is still a life-changing album

Released 20 years ago this summer, The Prodigy’s third studio album ‘The Fat Of The Land’ roared into the Guinness Book Of Records as the UK’s …

Every Jay-Z album, ranked

Look at this guy. Look at the smile on his face, the loving gaze, the brimless "Eddie Murphy in <i>The Golden Child</i>" hat. Unless you're familiar with …

Puff Daddy 'No Way Out' Turns 20

Puff Daddy couldn’t rap. That was always the standard line during the era when Puff was dominating everything. He was a monotonal mushmouth with no …

How Jay Z Stayed Relevant for 20 Years and Counting

The imminent release of Jay Z's surprise album/movie/whatever-the-hell-it-is <i>4:44</i> on Friday has the music world in a frenzy. But why? How is it that a …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs: The Hardest-Working Man in Hip-Hop

When mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs filmed the reconciliations and rehearsals for 2016’s massive Bad Boy Family Reunion concert, he hoped to produce a …

Rap & Hip-Hop

kiLLa Is the Japanese Rap Clique You Need to Listen to Right Now

Some new Tokyo-based tunes for your head top.<p>A few days ago, a friend played me the video for a song called "Poser" by a Tokyo rap clique called kiLLa. Based on the opening visuals—a dimly lit tunnel with kids dressed in both goth-leaning attire and streetwear—I had no idea where this was about to …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Watch Kendrick Lamar’s intense video for ‘ELEMENT.’

Kendrick Lamar’s latest video, “ELEMENT.”, is here. The power-packed visual – the second off his album <i>DAMN.</i> – was directed by fashion photographer Jonas Lindström and The Little Homies (Kendrick Lamar and Dave Free). It’s a stunning dichotomy, bubbling over with symbolism.<p>A group of men shadowbox, …

Calvin Harris and Katy Perry's "Feels" Music Video Is Actually the Trippiest Thing

Calvin Harris, whose previous music videos include that sci-fi mindf*ck starring Gigi Hadid, released his "Feels" music video last night, featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, and Big Sean. This one didn't have the masked Taylor Swift references his last video, "My Way" did, unless you count …

Listen to Q-Tip's Two-Hour Radio Tribute to Prodigy

For the latest installment of his Beats 1 radio show, Abstract Radio, A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip dedicated his two-hour program to the late, great …

Big Boi: Boomiverse review – brand new, he’s retro…

Two decades after establishing Atlanta’s reputation as a hub for hip-hop’s most out-there talents as half of Outkast, Big Boi’s invention and eclecticism are now, curiously, signifiers of nostalgia on his third solo album. Virtual Japanese pop star Hatsune Miku’s cut-up voice on Kill Jill evokes …

All Eyez on a Flop

When I saw the trailer for <i>All Eyez on Me,</i> the film about the life of the late Tupac Shakur, I thought it looked like a big-budget version of the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Bears Piano Man: Zach Miller's dope version of Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg hip-hop classic

Play us a song, you're the Bears tight end.Zach Miller tickled the ivories on Friday afternoon, covering Dr. Dre's (featuring Snoop Dogg) 1999 …

This Black Metal Middle School Art Teacher Paints with His Own Blood

French artist Maxime André Taccardi puts a lot of himself into his art.<p>These nightmarish illustrations of cadaverous humanoids and wretched mythical beasts capture what I imagine it feels like to smoke peyote while watching <i>The Evil Dead</i>. Maxime André Taccardi, a.k.a The Priest of Terror, is a …

SZA: Control review – dreamy and delicious insights into vulnerability

Languid and soulful, the debut album from New Jersey singer SZA is an immersive dreamscape, book-ended poignantly with her mother’s musings on the subject of control. The obvious touchstone is the meandering R&B of Frank Ocean – these are delicious slow jams with delicate yet powerful vocals and …

25 Years Ago, RGV Gave Us Hindi Cinema’s Scariest Movie ‘Raat’ It’s Still Incomparable

The horror genre of Hindi movies has often been mocked for being comedy in disguise and honestly, ever since Vishesh Films took the title of …

Movie Review: "Transformers" (2007)

Image Source<p><b>Movie</b>: "Transformers"<p><b>Director</b>: Michael Bay <b><br>Year</b>: 2007 <b><br>Rating</b>: PG-13 <b><br>Running Time</b>: 2 hours, 24 minutes<p><i>A teenager named Sam Witwicky buys his</i> …

Movies

8 Awful Eighties Fantasy Films You Probably Forgot All About

Barbarians! Dinosaurs! Lasers! The early eighties is a gold mine for fans of schlocky science-fiction and fantasy films. The mind boggles as to how …

B-movie

The Trouble with Sequels

We’re well into the age of "Movie Sequels and Series and Nothing Else". Complaining about it won’t go away. They’re low risk and usually high profit. …

10 new trailers you should watch this week

After watching <i>Alien: Covenant</i> last week, I felt like I had to go back and revisit <i>Prometheus</i>. Not just because the backstory of <i>Covenant</i> is extremely confusing if you don't remember what happened (and I didn't), but because I remembered <i>Prometheus</i> taking a really different approach to its scares.<p>The …

These are the 5 studio rules that Kendrick Lamar, SZA work by

Schoolboy Q is clearly one of those guys who would join fight club and then immediately tell someone about it—twice.<p>On Wednesday, the rapper snapped …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Epic hip-hop mashup is 40 years of flavor in just 4 minutes

We love YouTube mashups. Since DJ Earworm’s year-end masterpiece is still about six months away, we have to quench our thirst for exemplary mixes with whatever we can find.<p>And today, we found this:<p>YouTuber ‘The Hood Internet‘ mashed up over 150 songs from 100 different artists spanning four decades …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Rap's New Powerhouse

Migos, a rap trio from Atlanta’s suburbs, is arguably the hottest act in pop music right now. Behind their rise is 300 Entertainment, an independent label financed by Google and several Wall Street investors which is emerging as a new powerhouse as rap dominates the global mainstream.<p>Launched four …

Inside Santana and the Isley Brothers’ Uplifting Joint LP

As astonishing as it seems, Ernie Isley can only recall one time when he and his family in the Isley Brothers crossed paths with Santana back in the …

Music