Kendrick Lamar

Music Video Premiere: Clay's "Forgotten How to Fly" Is an Important Reminder to Take Care of Yourself

As with all good ideas, the melody for “Forgotten How to Fly” came to Gabrielle Walter-Clay in the shower. Walter-Clay, who records as Clay, had begun writing the track’s spoken-word passages more than a year ago, and, like her single “Wild Thing/3’s a Crowd,” the resulting song comprised different …

Post Malone insults entire hip hop community ahead of album release

Even if you don't know Post Malone's name, chances are, you've heard his emotional R&B music. His single "Rockstar", which features 21 Savage, has …

Black Lives Matter

Did Miley Cyrus Inspire The Cover Art For N.E.R.D.'s New Album?

It's been seven years since Pharrell, Chad Hugo, and Shay Haley graced the world with a full-length project. Luckily, that is soon to change: This …

Miley Cyrus

Q Magazine’s Top 50 Albums of 2017

Is that the most <i>Q Magazine</i> cover ever or what? That’s <b>Ed Sheeran</b> being talked to by <b>Liam Gallagher</b> at this year’s Q Awards. (“Haha, yes, Liam sometimes …

Father John Misty

Broken Fingaz Crew makes video for U2 in Haifa

Broken Fingaz had one week to create the animation for the famous band.<p>When Universal Music contacted Haifa’s Broken Fingaz Crew to say that U2 …

World News

From Laetitia Casta to Paul McCartney and Drake, Rihanna’s music video guest stars

Rihanna’s music videos have featured guest stars such as Laetitia Casta, Jay-Z, Maroon 5 and Drake. We look back at the artists and actors who have …

Bryson Tiller

Comment: Musing on what HomePod might have been – and might yet become

We learned yesterday that the HomePod project has something of an interesting history. In particular, it appears to have been originally envisaged less as a gadget and more as HiFi.<p>The HomePod was originally a side project cooked up about five years ago by a group of Mac audio engineers, who wanted …

Apple

U2 expand tour, add 2nd Madison Square Garden show

<b>U2</b> have expanded their 2018 Experience & Innocence tour which now includes a second night at NYC’s <b>Madison Square Garden on June 26</b>. <b>Tickets</b> for that …

Las Vegas

Margo Price Sings About The Heartache And Beauty Of Small-Town America

Growing up in a small town in the Midwest, singer-songwriter Margo Price often wished she lived somewhere else — a place where the landscape wasn't so flat, the winters weren't so cold and the work wasn't so hard.<p>"It just felt like there wasn't much going on," she says of her hometown of Aledo, …

Music

BBC Music Awards scaled back

The BBC Music Awards have been scaled back this year, the corporation has confirmed.<p>The event, screened live on BBC One, launched with some fanfare …

Dua Lipa

Uncut’s Top 75 Albums of 2017

UK mag <b>Uncut</b> published their list of the Best Albums of 2017, and as always, they include 75 albums and have a pretty nice variety of music. Like …

Magnetism

29 of the 30 Most-Consumed Songs This Year Are By Men

Breakout singer-songwriter Julia Michaels is the only solo woman represented.

Luis Fonsi

Kendrick Lamar Covers Variety's Hitmakers Issue

King Kendrick reigns in the rain on the cover of <i>Variety’s</i> November 2017 “Hitmakers” issue.<p>Photographed by Peter Yang, Lamar has a contemplative glare …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Thankfully Meets Its High Expectations

In the lead-up to the release of Kendrick Lamar’s <i>To Pimp a Butterfly</i> album in 2015, I remember having what could only be categorized as a very …

Music

Kendrick Lamar Talks Binge-Watching ‘Stranger Things’, Being Inspired by Tupac, & More

If you recently binge-watched season two of <i>Stranger Things</i>, not only are you not alone (duh), but you’re in good company. In a recent interview with</i> …

Netflix

N.E.R.D Announce No_One Ever Really Dies Release Date

Pharrell Williams has revealed that N.E.R.D’s <i>No_One Ever Really Dies</i>, the band’s first album since 2010’s <i>Nothing</i>, will be out on December 15. The new …

Music

Kamasi Washington featuring special guest appearance by Robert Randolph - Tickets - Terminal 5 - New York, NY - November 22nd, 2017

When Kamasi Washington released his tour de force LP, The Epic, in 2015, it instantly set him on a path as a torchbearer for progressive, …

Jazz

Weedsday Playlist: The Cannabist Show’s Janae Burris Shares 5 Songs for Your Next Smoke Sesh

You may recognize Denver-based stand-up comic, writer and actress Janae Burris from her work as the lovable co-host of The Cannabist Show, where …

Music

The Cipher 224: kris ex

kris ex is a writer who played a key role in the creation of hip-hop journalism. Starting in the early 1990s, his work at <i>Ego Trip</i>, <i>One Nut</i>, <i>Rolling</i> …

Music

How Nike Lost to Adidas in the Old Sneaker Game

In 1967, the company that would become the world famous shoe brand Nike needed an identity for its new, state-of-the-art running shoe.<p>Co-founders …

Sneakers

11 perfect gifts for the music lover in your life

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Most people like music, but are you shopping for someone who <i>loves</i> it this season?<p>We all have that person, the one who knows which bands are …

Vinyl Records

Introducing The Ultimate Record Collection

How to buy all the greatest music of the last 60 years…<p>Hopefully you’ve picked up the latest issue of Uncut by now (if you’re in the UK, anyway): …

Vinyl Records

Check Out the Full List of Nominees for This Year’s NAACP Image Awards

JAY-Z, 'Dear White People,' and 'Girls Trip' are among the high-profile nominees.<p>Netflix, Issa Rae, <i>Get Out</i>, and <i>Queen Sugar</i> racked up multiple …

Awards

Kendrick Lamar Still Works Like An Independent Artist With TDE

In a new interview with <i>Variety</i>‘s Andrew Barker, Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar credits much of his success in the rap world to his label and their independent ethos. He says that he and label president Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith still sit down to plan out his albums and musical direction, which he …

Music

Tom Brady Tells Followers To 'Be Humble' While Standing In Front Of $150K Car

Tom Brady told his social media followers on Tuesday to "be humble" while standing in front of a $150,000 luxury vehicle. The New England Patriots …

Entertainment

Kendrick Lamar Admits He Stalled His Career by Trying to Chase Hits

The guy who better win Album of the Year at next year's Grammys is gracing the cover of <i>Variety</i>'s special Hitmakers issue. In an accompanying pair of …

Music

Variety’s 2017 Hitmakers

Hitmakers<p>The music industry is built on artists, but where is an artist without a song and a team that ensures it gets heard? For Variety’s inaugural …

Luis Fonsi

Solange handpicks ‘musical family’ for new Calvin Klein campaign

The musician has thanked the brand for capturing the group as "so authentically us"<p>Solange has handpicked a “musical family” to appear alongside in a …

Calvin Klein

Craig David celebrates picking up his sixth MOBO Award

A congratulations is in order for Craig David, whose long and fruitful career has gifted unto him his sixth MOBO award.<p>The singer, whose much …

Solange Knowles

Two mega musicians from North Texas announce mega tours

If we were to make a short list of the most famous Dallas-area musicians, Demi Lovato and Don Henley would certainly be on it.<p>Each of these artists, …

Dallas