Freddie Gibbs Supports Jay-Z’s NFL Deal, Says “Fuck Colin Kaepernick”

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Freddie GibbsJay-Z’s Roc Nation signed a deal last week to advise the NFL on its live music productions and social justice issues. This was immediately contentious, and unconfirmed reports that Jay-Z will become the owner of an NFL franchise have only intensified the debate. More »

Stream Young Thug’s New Album So Much Fun

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Young Thug - So Much FunIt’s unclear whether Young Thug ever released an official debut album. Way back in 2013 he was teasing HY!£UN35, a project that has yet to materialize and probably never will. Since then he’s delivered a bounty of full-length projects, including massively influential titles like 2014’s Rich Gang: Tha Tour Part 1 alongside Rich … More »

Everything’s Coming Up Christian Rap

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NFChristian rap is having a mini-moment. More »

YBN Cordae – “RNP” (Feat. Anderson .Paak)

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YBN Cordae is releasing his debut album, The Lost Boy, at the end of the week. So far, we’ve heard “Have Mercy” and the Chance The Rapper-featuring “Bad Idea” from it, and today he’s sharing one last single before the whole thing comes out in full in a few days. “RNP” … More »

Ed Sheeran Finally Becomes One With The Algorithm

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Ed SheeranThe universe has been expanding for approximately 13.8 billion years, and ever since the advent of recorded sound, popular music has followed suit. New galaxies of sound are constantly springing up and spreading out, intermingling and morphing and exploding. An adventurous music fan is never bored. Yet this past decade the pop mainstream has exhibited … More »

J. Cole’s All-Star Dreamville Rap Camp Makes Beautiful Chaos

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DreamvilleThere have been rap camps before. In the sessions for his album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West famously flew basically all the artists he liked out to Hawaii, hung a “What would Mobb Deep Do?” sign on the studio wall, and tried to figure out whether he could create any magic. He could. More »

Stream J. Cole’s Revenge Of The Dreamers III Comp

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J. Cole - Revenge Of The Dreamers 3J. Cole’s Dreamville label has been sharing compilations from its artists since 2014. The third, titled Revenge Of The Dreamers III, was announced back in January, and features vocals from Bas, Cozz, Omen, Lute, Ari Lennox, EarthGang, and J.I.D. According to the album’s Wiki page, over 100 artists were invited to the recording sessions along with big-name producers such as Mike Will Made It, DJ … More »

Hear Two More Tracks From J. Cole’s Revenge Of The Dreamers III Comp Out Friday

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J. Cole has been teasing his new Dreamville compilation, Revenge Of The Dreamers III, for a while now. He shared the LP’s first two singles, “Down Bad” and “Got Me,” last month. Tonight, he released two more tracks along with the album release date. Revenge Of The Dreamers III is out this Friday, … More »

Listen To Two New Singles From J. Cole’s Forthcoming Dreamville Compilation Album

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J. Cole’s Dreamville collective are gearing up to release their third compilation album, Revenge Of The Dreamers III, featuring contributions from Dreamville artists J. Cole, Bas, Cozz, Omen, Lute, Ari Lennox, EARTHGANG, and J.I.D. Today, they share the first two singles from the forthcoming LP. “Down Bad” counts verses from Cole, J.I.D, Bas, EARTHGANG, and … More »

Songland Is The Voice For Music Nerds

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SonglandHere is the genius of Songland: It’s every music reality show you’ve ever seen, but it’s also every makeover show you’ve ever seen. Like the best minds in the songwriting industry it spotlights, the NBC series — airing Tuesdays at 10PM ET — has managed to distill lots of familiar ingredients into something fresh. There’s … More »