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Nate Smith + KINFOLK

Rhythm is the foundation for many a musical experience. Its driving pulse yields a power that quite often demands movement - a toe to tap, a body to sway. But drummer Nate Smith provides more than just a beat. He intentionally weaves nuanced rhythmic counterpoint in and out of his catchy melodies …

Jazz

Ravi Coltrane Quartet

Yes, Ravi Coltrane is the son of the John Coltrane, one of the most famous and important jazz saxophonists and composers of all time. He's also the son of multi-instrumentalist, composer and spiritual leader Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda. (In fact, all members of the band here are performing …

Jazz

Tyler, The Creator

<i>Content advisory: The video above may contain language that is offensive to some.</i><p>Tyler, The Creator's Tiny Desk performance was a first for many reasons. It was the Los Angeles rapper's first time performing at our offices, but moreover, it was the Tiny Desk's first nighttime performance, a special …

The 50 Best Albums Of 2017

Consensus wasn't easy in 2017. Maybe that's because the news this year kept us on edge, our eyes and ears pointed in many directions. Maybe it's due to the growth of streaming as the dominant listening platform, one whose rules have not yet fully been written. Whatever the cause, with the exception …

Kendrick Lamar

Culture and arts writer, sociology professor, disk junkie. Author of Legions of Boom.

The 16 best rock guitarists in the world right now

16. Dan Auerbach<p><b>The MusicRadar/Total Guitar Best in guitars 2017 polls have received over 136,000 votes, and we're now ready to roll out the winners.</b> …

Guitar

Egyptian singer sentenced to prison for video 'inciting debauchery'

<b>(CNN) —</b> A court in Egypt has sentenced a female pop singer to two years in prison for "inciting debauchery and immortality" in an online music video, according to reports by Egypt's state-run Al-Ahram online.<p>The music video of the song "I Have Issues" was released last month and sparked immediate …

Egypt

Watch Fascinating New Trailer for David Bowie Doc 'The Last Five Years'

Film will explore musician's final albums, battle with cancer<p>David Bowie's unparalleled legacy and the remarkable final years of his life and career …

David Bowie

Josh Homme Kicks Female Photographer in the Head at KROQ Acoustic Christmas (EXCLUSIVE)

Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme can be seen violently kicking a female photographer in the face in a disturbing video from KROQ Acoustic …

Iggy Pop

Lil Peep Cause of Death Revealed

Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner confirms 21-year-old rapper overdosed on fentanyl, Xanax<p>Lil Peep died of an overdose of fentanyl and …

Lil Peep

Morrissey on Politics, David Bowie, What His Fans Taught Him

The outspoken songwriter also talks lust, adolescence, "animal slaughter" and why he doesn't vote<p>Thirty years after the Smiths ended, Morrissey …

David Bowie

Meek Mill's Legal Team, Denied At Every Turn, Presses Ahead

On Nov. 6, Meek Mill, a platinum-selling rapper and Philadelphia native, was sentenced to two and four years in state prison over multiple parole violations stemming from a 2007 case. This decision was handed down by Judge Genece Brinkley, the presiding judge in Meek's case since 2009.<p>The legal …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Nick Hook & DJ Earl Say 50 Blunts in Seven Days Led to the Best Album of Their Lives: Listen

In today's society of convenience and comfort, weighing our options becomes action's enemy. You can spend hours reading restaurant reviews in...

Rap & Hip-Hop

Baby Bash & Frankie J Take a Look Back at 2003 Hit 'Suga Suga'

Baby Bash’s 2003 hit “Suga Suga,” featuring Frankie J, peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December 2003. Recently, the hip-hop & R&B artists …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Sir Elton John 'in shock' after his mother dies aged 92

<b>Sir Elton John says he is "in shock" after the death of his mother, Sheila Farebrother, just months after their reconciliation.</b><p>"So sad to say that my mother passed away this morning," he said on his Facebook page, alongside a photo of them together.<p>"I only saw her last Monday and I am in shock. …

Elton John

Joyner Lucas’s Viral Hit ‘I’m Not Racist’ Is Exhausting

It’s late in 2017. Do you still have to hear both sides? If Joyner Lucas has his way, you do. Last week, the Massachusetts rapper released a song and …

Kendrick Lamar

Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay (Official Video)

Otis Redding

Esperanza Spalding has 77 Hours to Compose + Record ‘Exposure,’ Livestreaming Every Second

For her new work entitled ‘Exposure,’ composer, vocalist and bassist Esperanza Spalding will create a new album in just 77 hours, every second of the …

Jimmy Kimmel

Camila Cabello Announces Release Date for Debut Solo Album

Nearly a year to the day after Camila Cabello’s long-anticipated departure from Fifth Harmony was officially announced, the singer has announced a …

Rap & Hip-Hop

John Mayer hospitalized, rushed into surgery for emergency appendectomy

John Mayer was taken to the hospital for emergency surgery on Tuesday, his band Dead & Company announced on Twitter.<p>“Early this morning, Tuesday, December 5th, John Mayer was admitted into the hospital for emergency appendectomy forcing the Dead & Company December 5th concert in New Orleans to be …

John Mayer

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Trio Da Kali And Kronos Quartet: A Happy Marriage Of Tradition And Rule-Breaking

You might think traditional West African music and Western classical music would share little common ground. But <i>Ladilikan</i>, the album from Mali's Trio Da Kali and San Francisco's Kronos Quartet is a welcome landmark in the history of unlikely musical collaborations.<p>The two groups together are a …

Taj Mahal

The Deep State Killed John Lennon

On December 8, 1980, former Beatle John Lennon was gunned down outside his home in New York. Mark David Chapman, arrested at the scene, was portrayed …

Literature

How The City Of Los Angeles Inspires Two Artists To Keep Chasing Big Dreams

<i>We partnered up with Toyota Camry to ask VIAA — an R&B Songstress on the come up — and Hollywood — a legendary dancer/choreographer — for their takes on how city that never seems to go out of style inspires and drives their passions.</i><p>The narrative of the young person traveling from the Midwest to …

Los Angeles

Prince Will Be The Subject Of A New Documentary Chronicling His Final Year

British network Channel 4 will be airing a documentary based on the final year of funk-rock legend Prince’s life, according to a report from <i>Variety</i>. Tentatively titled <i>Prince’s Last Year</i>, the documentary will explore Prince’s secret White House gig in June 2015 all the way up to his 2016 death from …

Documentaries

Sneakier, more persistent drive-by cryptomining comes to a browser near you | Ars Technica

Resource-draining code hides in pop-under windows that can remain open indefinitely.<p>Researchers have discovered a new technique that lets hackers and …

Information Security

Victoria’s Secret Models Face Backlash for Saying the N-Word With ‘Bodak Yellow’

Bodak Yellow

Neuroscientists Discover a Song That Reduces Anxiety by 65 Percent (Listen)

<b>(TMU)</b> Anxiety — that feeling of dread, fear, worry and panic — is certainly nothing new. Hippocrates wrote about it in the fourth century BCE. As did …

Anxiety

New Orleans promoter who did not pay Cardi B is now missing

News broke last night about a New orleans promoter not paying Cardi B her money after packing their venue. Why was this news you ask, well Cardi …

Cardi B