Stephen McClintic

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Musicians As Audiophiles: Chris Lightcap

New York City upright bassist Chris Lightcap is an excellent musician with an eye towards vintage environments. He lives with his family in a …

Inside the Ill Mind of Producer Illmind, Who Makes Ill Beats with His Mind, Which Is Ill

The hitmaker and Blap Kit entrepreneur talks producing for J. Cole and Drake, 4 AM calls from Timbaland, and creating the beat packs helping shape the sound of pop and hip-hop.<p>New Jersey-born Ramon Ibanga Jr., otherwise known as Illmind, may not be a household name, but the stable of artist who …

J Dilla’s last show in Paris,He was dying & he took to the mic like it was the most important thing In his life RIP and happy birthday.

Beats Music reveals US launch plans, but can it drown out Spotify?

Dr Dre's headphones brand Beats will launch its Beats Music streaming music service on 21 January in the US, competing with Spotify, Rhapsody and Google Play Music All Access.<p>The company has been working on the service for more than a year, having hired Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor as chief …

Cee-Lo Green confirms plans for new Gnarls Barkley album

Cee-Lo Green has confirmed plans to release new Gnarls Barkley music this year. The singer, rapper and soon to be reality TV star has promised "an onslaught of music" in 2014.<p>"I didn't realise the importance of [a new Gnarls Barkley album] or the anticipation for it until recently," Green admitted …

Harvard Appoints Herbie Hancock Professor of Poetry

Harvard University has appointed Herbie Hancock the 2014 Norton Professor of Poetry. As part of the honor, the jazz legend will deliver six lectures …

Herbie Hancock

This Expensive Rubber Mat Could Be The Synth Of The Future

<b>Listen · 6:00</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Consider the piano: Invented sometime in the late 17th century, the instrument has been through several iterations in its centuries-old life. For example, the type of piano on which Bach or Mozart wrote looked and sounded very different from the …

'A Very Old and Terrible Lie': Lone Survivor and Morality in a War Zone

“A true war story is never moral,” wrote author Tim O’Brien in his award-winning 1990 story collection <i>The Things They Carried</i>, based on his …

Outkast's musical chemistry is forever, ever

Two may be company, but in music that's rarely the case. Duos are one of the hardest formats to get right, as one half (George Michael, Elly Jackson, that guy from Dollar) often tends to dominate the other. But with Outkast, who have reunited for the Coachella festival after years apart, the …

The Drummer Who Invented Jazz's Basic Beat

It doesn't take an expert to identify this sound as a jazz rhythm:<p>Musicians call it "spang-a-lang," for obvious phonetic reasons, and it's so synonymous with jazz, it no longer occurs to us that someone had to invent it. But someone did: a drummer named Kenny Clarke, who would have turned 100 today.<p>…

Donny Hathaway: a soul man who departed too soon

To remember the soul genius, who jumped to his death 35 years ago this month, here's a piece that singer-songwriter Kandia Crazy Horse wrote in 1999 – from Rock's Backpages<p>My recent theory is that if the late soul man and scribe Donny Hathaway had been white he would be as (cult) famous as Cosmic …

26 Reasons K-Pop Is Better Than American Pop

South Korea's pop music scene has been out-popping ours for years. Time to get on board!

K-Pop

New Video: Ty Dolla $ign Feat. Juicy J “Ratchet In My Benz”

Those Taylor Gang guys know how to have a good time. Taking cues from the song’s title, Ty Dolla $ign and Juicy J indulge in some backseat fun …

Jay Z and Rick Ross’ Behind-the-Scenes Footage of #FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt (Florida)

The Magna Carta Holy Grail tour is still going strong in 2014. In fact, Jay Z and company are coming right here to the Barlcays Center this Sunday. …

DC rappers return from North Korea: 'We made it out ... we beat the odds'

It was a story that could hardly have been less likely to end in glory. Two aspiring rappers, who had barely been outside their impoverished communities in Washington DC, let alone abroad, declared their intention to make a music video in North Korea. When their online fundraising campaign went …

upcoming NYC hip hop shows: Jay Z, Rakim, Talib Kweli, Dom Kennedy, J Cole, Ty Dolla $ign, Nipsey Hussle, Pusha T, more

by <b>Andrew Sacher</b><p><b>Rakim at Rock the Bells 2010</b> (more by Eric Townsend)<p>It’s the new year, and like every year, there’s a ton of great hip hop shows …

The Jazz Men And Women We Lost In 2013

As a coda to the 2013 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll, here's a roll call of jazz figures who died last year. Not all of them played an instrument or sang, and a few of those included here who did were better-known for their achievements in other fields of music. But each of these people contributed …

Nas to Be Honored at 2nd Annual VIBE Impact Awards

VIBE is set to honor Nas in a big way this month. For the second annual VIBE Impact Awards, the historic magazine will celebrate the career of Nasir …

Childish Gambino announces The Deep Web Tour 2014

Donald Glover, a.k.a. Childish Gambino, has announced a North American tour in support of his new album, <i>Because the Internet</i>. Dubbed “The Deep Web …

Pusha T confirms work on new Clipse album

Last year, real-life hip-hop brothers Pusha T and No Malice reunited as Clipse and recorded together for the first time in four years. Now, it …

10 of the best: the Isley Brothers

1. Shout (Parts 1 & 2)<p>The Brothers Isley (Kelly, Rudy and Ron) started out singing gospel music before embarking upon a pop career that would stretch over five decades. Their first smash – which began life as an improvised onstage vamp on their cover of Jackie Wilson's Lonely Teardrops – had its …

New Music: Common “War”

On Monday afternoon, Common announced his new album <i>Nobody’s Smiling</i> would arrive sometime in 2014. Entirely produced by No I.D., the pair stick to …