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Kendrick Lamar's First Interview After Releasing 'DAMN.' Is A Doozy

Kendrick Lamar has spoken. In his first interview since the debut of his (soon-to-be) chart-topping cultural phenomenon-of-an-album, <i>DAMN.</i>, the rapper sat down for the now-requisite interview with Zane Lowe of Apple's Beats 1 Radio.<p>If, like so much of the general listening public, you have found …

How Don Cheadle discovered that he’s Kendrick Lamar’s Kung Fu Kenny

The video for Kendrick Lamar’s “DNA.” begins with the rapper sitting in an empty interrogation room. Then, Don Cheadle, looking stern and suspicious, …

13 Great Anti-Trump Protest Songs

Billy Bragg, “The Times They Are A-Changing Back”<p>The British folkie rewrote Dylan’s anthem as a call to resistance, adding lyrics about “Mexicans, …

Donald Trump

What 'Baduizm' Meant For Black Women Is As Relevant Today As It Was 20 Years Ago

I recently revisited Baduizm––it's been twenty years since its release––and I fell right back into the groove of the project, connecting with it as …

Migos’ Wild World: One Night in the Studio With ‘Bad and Boujee’ Trio

Drive down an unmarked alley on Atlanta’s northwest side. See the thrift shop on your right and you’ll know you’re headed in the right direction; …

The Key to Writing a Mystery Is Asking the Perfect Question

The veteran author John Rechy discusses the powerful enigma of William Faulkner and the beauty of the unsolved narrative.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. See entries from Karl Ove Knausgaard, Jonathan Franzen, Emma Donoghue,</b> …

David Axelrod owed his reputation to his brilliance, and his return to hip-hop

Axelrod’s music was championed by Frank Zappa and George Harrison – then forgotten, until a new generation realised it offered a rich seam for sampling<p>For years, David Axelrod was deeply suspicious of sampling, but he came to realise his popularity with beatmakers had its advantages. During a rare …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Listen To Drake and Wizkid’s New Collab “Hush Up The Silence”

Here we have Drake at peak Drake, singing about how nice a girl's hair smells.<p>If you look up "doing the most" in the dictionary, Drake's photo is there. In the midst of a huge European tour, he's still managing to find time to stir up a flurry on Instagram with Young Money reunion photos, and, of …

Yoko Ono will produce a biopic about her life with John Lennon

Many people blame Yoko Ono for “breaking up the Beatles” — and now she’s finally getting a chance to tell her side of the story. Ono, now 83, is a …

The Kooperator

In 1965 Verve Records was moving into uncharted territory. From its heyday with Norman Granz, when it was releasing classic recordings through to the …

Charlie Parker’s heroin addiction helped make him a genius

Saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker, born August 29, 1920, in Kansas City, Kans., tried heroin for the first time at 15. Soon, “strangers began showing …

Flute

The End has come: Black Sabbath perform triumphant final gig in Birmingham

Heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath have brought down the curtain at their final show.<p>Nearly half a century since their first gigs, the Birmingham rockers returned to their home town with indomitable frontman Ozzy Osbourne for their swansong set.<p>Thousands of fans from around the world descended on …

New Bob Marley and the Wailers recordings found rotting in hotel basement

He was reggae’s first global superstar, admired by music fans around the world and revered in his Jamaican homeland as a national hero.<p>With dozens of greatest hits and collected works albums released since his death from cancer in 1981, at the age of 36, it was thought that Bob Marley’s back …

At Last, Listen to Sean Leon's 20-Track Epic 'I Think You've Gone Mad'

The first part of the Black Sheep Nirvana trilogy.<p>After years of buildup and an accompanying short film, Toronto's Sean Leon has dropped his album <i>I Think You've Gone Mad</i> (now with the alternate title <i>Sins of the Father</i>) on the appropriately rock and roll platform of Bandcamp. It's a sprawling …

Wyclef Jean Talks Young Thug, Trap Music And The Joy Of Carnival

Wyclef Jean and Haiti are inextricably linked: His music carries the vibe and memories of life on the island nation he hails from. Since his days in The Fugees, Jean has used music to address the problems and pleasures of his home country.<p>His new EP, titled <i>J'Ouvert</i> — after the day when Carnival …

Ranked: The 20 best albums of the year, according to critics

2016 was a whirlwind year in music, punctuated by blockbuster releases, a handful of masterful albums, and the loss of some iconic artists.<p>From the …

Everything We Know About J. Cole And Kendrick Lamar’s Rumored Collaboration Album

Collaboration albums in hip-hop are nothing new. Jay Z has teamed up with R. Kelly and Kanye West for albums, and most recently, Drake and Future …

#TheLIST: The Best Albums of 2016

What to listen to now, before you ring in the New Year.<p>I won't be the first to say it: 2016 was a rough year. But one thing that made it enjoyable, or at least tolerable, was the music. We were blessed with new releases from huge stars, promising up-and-comers and even some greats who left us too …

The 20 best tracks of 2016

While 2016 was a year that saw more and more artists release statement albums, it was also an amazing year for songs. Straight-up bangers like Rihanna’s “Work”, Desiigner’s “Panda”, or D.R.A.M.’s “Broccoli” were inescapable this year, while in the underground it seemed that newcomers were emerging …

Should Millennials Abandon the Canon of Hip Hop Because There’s Too Much New Music?

As the number of new hip hop artists has grown drastically in the past decade, resulting in the explosion of new hip hop releases, the opinion that …

Rap & Hip-Hop

How to write a novel this year: 'I'm surprised at how much time I find'

It is liberating and terrifying to write whatever comes into my head. The following morning, I read over it: it’s full of cliches<p>• From being happier to quitting sugar – how to achieve your goal<p>Ambition, people say, is an itch, begging to be realised. I’ve been intending to write a book for a …

Writing

Joey Bada$$ Shares New Song “Land of the Free”: Listen

Joey Bada$$ has shared the politically-charged first track from his upcoming sophomore album <i>AABA</i>. It’s called “Land of the Free” and it covers police shootings, the inexperience of the incoming president, and more. Stream it below. The song is co-produced by Kirk Knight and Adam Pallin. “Obama just …

Estes And Clapton, Sons Of Ripley

John Adam Estes was born into a family of sharecroppers on 25 January 1904, losing eye in a baseball game in his teens, had a cast eye, which made …

Universal Music

The Best Metal Album of Each Year Since 1970

As heavy metal steadily approaches 50 years of existence, it's flooring to look at how the genre has evolved since Black Sabbath released their debut …

10 rap and R&B tracks you need to hear this month: Kehlani, Mozzy and more

<b>Welcome back to Southern Hospitality’s monthly column.</b><p>Based in London and Los Angeles, Rob Pursey and Davey Boy Smith are onto new hip-hop and R&B …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Chance The Rapper Singing The Arthur Theme Song Is The Best Thing To Happen All Week

Chance the Rapper, champion of optimism, continues to spread sunshine wherever he goes.<p>Back in 2014, the <i>Coloring Book</i> MC debuted his version of the …

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Public radio is a proven and powerful force for music discovery across genres. That's why, every month, we turn to a panel of 10 public-radio DJs and bloggers to see what they've had on repeat recently.<p>This month's mix features artists who tug at the boundaries between genres. It begins with a new …

Why Princess Nokia Matters Now, More Than Ever

Destiny Frasqueri, aka Princess Nokia, knows herself. You should too.<p>"I wasn't in no way where I am now, but I remember that line," said Destiny Frasqueri, pausing for only a moment before quoting Lauryn Hill's "Final Hour" about international articles and coming up on a hater. "And I was like, …

9 indie movies on Netflix that are *so* worth watching

Sometimes it feels like we’ve watched pretty much everything worth watching on Netflix. Like, we’ve spent <i>a lot</i> of time scrolling through the latest …

Every New Movie and TV Series Coming to Netflix in February

Another month, another binge-watch. Netflix is celebrating the shortest month by adding more than 75 movies and television series to its streaming …