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14 Delightful-Sounding Gifts for the Discerning Audiophile

gear<p>12.09.17<p>10:00 am<p>From headphones and speakers to accessories for their vinyl LPs, these gift ideas will appeal to any audio …

Audiophile

The Audiophiliac picks the best headphones of 2017

Klipsch Heritage HP-3<p>Beats EP<p>JH Audio Lola<p>Final Audio Design E3000<p>Audeze LCDi4<p>Focal Clear<p>Meze 99 Neo<p>Hifiman Susvara<p>Koss KPH30i<p>MrSpeakers Aeon Flow<p>1More Quad Driver<p>Audeze iSine 10<p>Audeze LCD MX4<p>Periodic Audio Mg<p>ZMF Eikon<p>AKG K872<p>Noble Sage<p>Audeze LCD2 Classic

Headphones

Here's how to get your Spotify 2017 listening history (and yeah, it's going to get a little embarrassing)

Spotify collects data on everything you do on its platform, from which songs you stream the most to how your listening habits compare to other people …

Spotify

Happy Birthday Big Homie!! #leicam #leicam10 #leica

Bodak Yellow: The Moment Streaming and Social Overtook Radio in Music Discovery

Posted on 6th October, 2017 by Zach Fuller in Music<p>Renowned for its natural diversity (at certain points of the year you can hike in the desert, ski …

2 Chainz Helped Michael Jordan Debunk a Hilarious Chamillionaire Rumor

Saturday night, 2 Chainz likely earned himself hundreds of likes by posting a few pictures of himself with six-time champion and current Charlotte …

Charlotte Hornets

The Rap Producer Shaping Pop Music

Rap shook up the music business this year, dominating popular culture like never before, and experts say Metro Boomin is a big reason why.<p>The St. Louis-born, Atlanta-based producer’s distinctive mix of heavy bass, rattling synthetic percussion and dark, gothic melodies has ruled the singles charts …

Rap & Hip-Hop

'Thriller': How Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones Made the Bestselling Album of All Time

After the album was released, pop music would never be the same again<p>Maybe it was a sign when the speakers in the studio burst into flames.<p>It was …

Billie Jean King

The Internet Found Out What Missy Elliott Says In "Work It"

It's been 15 years since Missy Elliott turned the world of hip-hop on its head (yet again) with her iconic banger "Work It."<p>Everyone knew Missy was …

Rap & Hip-Hop

JAY-Z Releases Staggering New Videos for “Legacy,” “Smile,” and “Marcy Me”

Susan Sarandon and Ron Perlman star alongside an ensemble cast of rising stars as JAY-Z returns to surprise Friday night releases.<p>JAY-Z, whose new album <i>4:44</i> has inspired to some of the most thoughtful and forward-thinkingmusic videos in recent history, released three new short films last night. …

Susan Sarandon

Wake Up - Monsta Meezy

How the death of the hip-hop DJ spawned the superstar rapper

Since the inception of hip-hop culture, the DJ has been its cornerstone. The culture’s starting point is widely accepted as the birthday party Kool …

Rap & Hip-Hop

With $70M from Alphabet, United Masters replaces record labels

The records labels are obsolete. They haven’t kept up as music evolved from selling CDs to streaming songs to promote concert tickets and merchandise. Labels were meant to help artists generate albums, fame, and money. But now anyone can record themselves and no will “buy” it. So today that …

Mary J. Blige

Inside the Lucrative Underground Market for Pre-Made Beats

On this episode of 'The VICE Magazine Podcast,' we talk about our dusty cover photo and the growing popularity (and controversy) around beat leasing.<p><i>The VICE Magazine Podcast</i> is your definitive guide to enlightening information. Our second annual music issue, a collaboration with our music site …

#NATION: Raissa Alves

5 days ago<p>'11 <b>#1</b><p>TBX and 39 others gave props<p>21 comments for "#NATION: Raissa Alves"<p>5 days ago<p>'11 <b>#2</b><p>ExNihilo and 1 others gave props<p>5 days ago<p>'11 …

An LAPD officer accidentally filmed himself putting cocaine in a suspect’s wallet

It’s reportedly the first LAPD body camera video that the media and public have seen.<p>Police officers can’t seem to stop filming themselves potentially planting evidence.<p>The latest incident comes from Los Angeles, where an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) accidentally filmed …

Policing

This Saturday at out usual secret squirrel location I am honored to rock with my brothers @djprincepaul and @edanexists bring your dancin…

This Saturday at out usual secret squirrel location I am honored to rock with my brothers @djprincepaul and @edanexists bring your dancing shoes this is gonna be a good one! Hit me up if ya wanna come and get your boogie on! #SuperDiscoBreakin #Noflowersallowed (at New York, New York)

The Buyer's Guide To Microphones

<b>We couldn’t list every mic out there, even though we have extended the Buyer’s Guide this month. However, here’s pretty much everything we’ve</b> …

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Best Mac/iOS Microphones for home recording

Today we are taking a look at some of our favorite microphones for home recording, podcasts and well, anything you else you might need one for. While we have mainly focused this list on recording vocals or voice-overs, most of our picks also sound great with acoustic guitars and other instruments …

Vinyl is the new Netflix (but the old DVDs-on-demand Netflix)

Vinyl records won’t stop breaking records. Physical LPs—in spite of all the times they’ve been predicted to die since they were first popularized in the 1950s—have more than survived the music-streaming boom, so much that their sales are actually helping bolster the troubled music business at large.<p>…

Vinyl Records

Bootsy Collins: ‘LSD was a big part of why I left James Brown’s band’

The musician, 66, on free love, Funkadelic, coming to earthly consciousness and getting away from being Bootsy<p><b>My mother never said to me:</b> “You can’t do that.” When it came to finishing high school or going on the road with James Brown, I decided to go. She knew I wasn’t really choosing anything …

Snoop Dogg

Spotify is not just streaming. It’s becoming the entire music industry.

Few people have heard of Lauv, Russell Dickerson, or Trippie Red. In a couple of months, everyone will.<p>Spotify—the biggest music-streaming service in the world right now, with 140 million active users, 60 million of whom are paying subscribers—this week launched RISE, a program that promotes …

Spotify

StockX is adding a streetwear marketplace, starting with Supreme

StockX, the “stock market of things” that originally started with high-end sneakers and expanded into handbags and watches, is now adding support for streetwear.<p>Supreme gear is live now in the app, with BAPE, Kith and Off-White coming soon. More than 3,000 Supreme products are already live on the …

Redman Still Lives In His 'MTV CRIBS' House On Staten Island

The dollar box lives on! In an interview Friday with Hot 97's <i>Ebro in the Morning</i>, legendary New Jersey MC Redman confirmed the hopes of so many …

Staten Island

Juvenile - First Royalty Check & Mannie Fresh Leaving Cash Money

Soundbombing Was Released 20 Years Ago & Launched A Generation Of Underground Hip-Hop

Twenty years ago this week (October 14, 1997) New York-based independent Hip-Hop label Rawkus Records released <i>Soundbombing Vol. 1.</i> Rawkus’ second …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Watch RZA Burn Through Bars in 9-Minute Funk Flex Freestyle

The Wu-Tang architect proves his place in the hip-hop pantheon with a brooding 9-minute freestyleIt’s virtually impossible to keep up with RZA these …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The History Of Hip-Hop, Ingeniously Mapped Like Turntable Circuitry

Hip-hop’s evolution is so rich that it makes the perfect subject for information designers. How better to prove, once and for all, who has the best vocabulary, who has the most unique lines, and which regions produce the most stars?<p>Dorothy–a London-based maker of music-inspired prints–just launched …