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The Good Listener: When You Make Someone A Mix, What Do They Owe You?

We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and amid the shampoo samples we accidentally tossed into the fireplace is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives — and, this week, the etiquette surrounding the giving and receiving of mix CDs.<p><i>Kevin writes: "I've been thinking a lot about</i> …

The Sugarhill Gang, Living Colour, Grandmaster Caz Join Forces in Harlem Church for Epic ‘Rapper’s Delight’

On the same day that Jay-Z invaded a Chelsea art gallery to promote a five-million-dollar Samsung tie-in, two members of the Sugarhill Gang turned up …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" Video Seems Really, Really Familiar

It's basically the Rich Kids of Instagram version of Lady Gaga's "Just Dance" video.

New York House Pioneer Pal Joey Compiles 24 Years of ‘Hot Music’ for BBE

As the house music of the 1990s has come back into fashion, one name has remained curiously, conspicuously absent from the list of names frequently …

Not a fan of Jay Z's new album? That's ok, there is PLENTY of other music to listen to. Here are 15 albums to listen to if you're not a fan of Magna Carta Holy Grail.

Are Rappers Actually Worth What They Say They're Worth?

No, not really. At all. We compared rappers' alleged wealth as heard in their lyrics to their actual wealth.

The 5 Most Shocking Moments From Drake's Scorpion

Music<p>Your trusted destination for top music news, music industry information, and concert details.<p>Pop<p>We love a charitable king!<p>madfitzroth<p>TRL<p>Ariana …

Justin Timberlake's New Disco Song Is Fantastic

"Take Back the Night" is going to be on the next 20/20 Experience album, but for now, it'll just sound great on the radio next to "Get Lucky" and "Blurred Lines."

An Illustrated Take On Jay-Z's "99 Problems"

The Tumblr 99 Problems is a daily illustration of how artist Ali Graham imagines Jay-Z's life. Some reference his lyrics, some are just silly, but they're all delightful.

Alice Cooper Thinks Mumford & Sons And The Lumineers Are An Offense To Rock 'n' Roll

"I just think this whole generation needs to eat a steak."

Hieroglyphics Star in Blaxploitation Flick for ’70s-Loving ‘It’s Partly Me’ Video

Hieroglyphics will make their long-awaited return on July 16 when the hip-hop collective issues <i>The Kitchen</i>, the follow-up to 2003’s <i>Full Circle</i>. In …

Clubs picks of the week

Scottish boat parties, Balloch & Glasgow<p>If there's a choice between spending a summer evening slowly dehydrating in the confines of a dark, city …

Gay rap, the unthinkable becomes reality

Reading this on mobile? Click here to view<p>Ten years ago, I interviewed Missy Elliott just after the Madonna, Christina and Britney faux lezfest at …

New Music: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony “Everything 100”

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony celebrate 20 years of music with “Everything 100,” their new single produced by Wundermine. The original group of Layzie Bone, …

Stream The Alchemist’s New EP with SSUR Feat. Action Bronson, Domo Genesis, Freddie Gibbs, Roc Marciano & More

The Alchemist has got you covered this weekend. To celebrate the drop of his limited edition snapback with NYC streetwear label SSUR, the veteran …

Why US pop has gone mad for Molly, aka ecstasy

Not long into Jay-Z's new album Magna Carta Holy Grail, the rapper delivers an emphatic statement: "I don't pop Molly, I rock Tom Ford." The Molly in …

New: Mute – All The Love/Song And Dance Man

It’s been around 4 months since we covered emerging hip-hop producer, <b>Mute</b>.<p>An enigma in many way; he crate digs, relies on samples and focuses on a …

First Listen: Ka, 'The Night's Gambit'

<i>Audio for this feature is no longer available.</i><p>Ka is a rapper and producer who hails from Brownsville, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, with mostly unhappy stories to recommend it: for one, the Jewish hit-men who made up Murder, Inc., in the 1930s lived there. He's been making music for 20 …