Lucky Daye Is Turning His Traumatic Religious Upbringing into Hope
The most exciting new voice in the R&B revival grew up in a Christian church that forbade him from listening to music. With his debut album, 'Painted,' he's turning his pain into song.
Grapetooth Are the Last Fun Band Standing
The Chicago duo has been selling out venues for the last year. We caught up with them on the cusp of their debut LP.
Rap Needs Q Da Fool's Relentless Storytelling
The Largo, Maryland rapper is the hottest artist in The DMV, and now with some help from Roc Nation he's set to amplify his voice across regional lines.
Tierra Whack Is the Philly Surrealist Taking Rap into Another Dimension
A day in Philadelphia with the 22-year-old creator of a strange and wonderful universe she calls 'Whack World.'
Eartheater Is the Future of Everything Weird
The Queens-based composer and performer's new record 'IRISIRI' is a step into the unknown, and a reminder that our physical vessels are always in flux.
Lil Baby Is Destined For Rap Greatness
The prolific Atlanta star has only been rapping a year and has already made his name as one of the city's best storytellers. Drake's a fan—it's only a matter of time before everyone else is too.
Lil West Is the Delaware Loner Forging Rap’s Strange Future
Holed up in a small town, the 19-year-old rapper and a crew of producers he only knows online are creating a genreless utopia from leftover scraps of trap, emo, EDM, and a whole lot more.
Forth Wanderers Are Indie Rock's Next Great Nostalgists
Now signed to Sub Pop, five college-aged childhood friends from New Jersey keep growing up together on their blissful self-titled album.
Kaytranada Will Just Keep Getting Better
In this Noisey Next video, we catch up with the 25-year-old Haitian-born producer to talk about his rise from SoundCloud to stardom.
Shame Have Been Stupidly Lucky But Deserve It All
They're one of many guitar bands knocking the teeth out of south London, one sweaty and shirtless gig at a time.
Kali Uchis Is Ready for Her Global Domination
In this Noisey Next video, the Colombian singer explains her rise from photo-obsessed college kid to global star.
The Stitched Up, Lo-Fi Torment of Deem Spencer
The Queens rapper's 'we think we alone' EP is an impressive take on processing grief.