Aretha Franklin, an Unparalleled Singer and American Icon, Dies at 76

The Queen of Soul died on Thursday morning.


Listen to Kanye West's New Song, "Lift Yourself"

On the track, released Friday night, Kanye spouts gibberish, seemingly trolling Ebro Darden.


Let's Figure Out What the Hell Is Going On in DRAM's "Check Ya Fabrics"

He's teamed up with Rick Rubin for a wacky, psychedelic soul cut that may need an explainer.


It’s Tough to Be a Chance the Rapper Fan When You’re Not a Christian

How my personal relationship with Christianity made enjoying Chance's big Grammy night a challenge.


Here's a Nice Bit of Valentine's Day Metal for You True Lovers Out There

The Swiss black metal-blues project Zeal & Ardor have put out new song, "Don't You Dare", ahead of their first European tour.


Chance the Rapper Talks Christmas Mixtape, SNL, Kanye's "Gospel" with Hannibal Buress

"Kwaanza sketch, gentrified fried chicken, Hillary Clinton tries odd jobs."


Chance the Rapper’s “How Great” Music Video Was Shot on His iPhone and Released on Twitter

This will either warm your heart, or make you think “WTF, CHANCE? WHY?”


From Grime to Guildhall to Nao: How The UK's Originator of Wonky Funk Found Her Voice

From her early years as a teen grime MC, to studying at Guildhall, to a career as a professional beatboxer, Nao has tread many musical paths before arriving where she is today.


PREMIERE: Here's Olsson's "Hold On" Featuring Mapei

The Swedes are in the house doing what they do best: POP! (Shouts out to the nips too!)


Chance the Rapper Draws His Own Rules with 'Coloring Book'

The Chicago rapper's new mixtape marches to its own beat.


The Origins of Robert Hood's "We Magnify His Name"

In the first part of a new series we spoke to the legendary Robert Hood about God, techno, and his incendiary Floorplan project.