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Buddy Holly: the rocker next door – a classic profile by Mick Farren

On the 57th anniversary of the his tragic death we revisit this profile of the clean-cut icon, first published in NME in September 1975 and taken from Rock’s Backpages<p>In a frame of reference where you might think of Elvis Presley as an idol and Little Richard as a hero, Buddy Holly has to be …

Buddy Holly

Influential Hip-Hop Figure Big Kap Passes Away, DJs React

Big Kap, a prominent New York DJ in the hip-hop community, has passed away reportedly from a heart attack.<p>He was an immense figure and a member of …

To See L.A.'s Best Hip-Hop Shows, You'll Have to Drive to Orange County

How is this possible? How are the best L.A. rap shows being thrown in Santa Ana? The answer has something to do with the club’s talent buyer and …

Being A Part Of Drake’s Songwriting Camp Sounds Like Actual Camp

Drake’s songwriting process has been good rap debate fodder ever since Wikimeeks tweeted out those surprising ghostwriter claims six months ago. The Toronto king later admitted needing “individuals to spark an idea,” but, apparently, nobody cares that much because Drake’s been putting out enjoyable …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Listen As Apple's Newest App Improves This Musician's Songs

For many of us, our smartphones double as a notebook—a place to jot down ideas to return to later. Musicians have a tough time of this, though, since …