The Success of Lil Keed Cements Young Thug's Legacy

The YSL rapper’s 'Long Live Mexico' album proves Thugger's hard-won influence over rap’s new generation.

Cardi B's 'Press' Video Shows She's Fully Controlling Her Narrative

The visual for her latest single comes just after she was indicted on felony charges for a fight in a strip club last year.

Lil Nas X's Debut Is What Happens When You Grow Up on the Internet

The "Old Town Road" artist's highly anticipated EP '7' is a product of coming of age in the streaming era.

Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' Follow-Up and 11 More of the Week's Best Albums

This week's essential listening also includes a grand Gucci Mane record and a couple of scrappy punk LPs.

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The Guide to Getting Into Madonna, Holy Mother of Modern Pop

She's a true original with a decades-deep catalog, so ahead of the release of 'Madame X,' here's a streamlined guide to her restlessly creative and game-changing career.

The Guide to Getting Into Elton John, Pop's Most Colorful Storyteller

A new biopic called 'Rocketman,' out this week, tells the story of the songwriter himself. Here's the music you need to know going in.

The Guide to Getting into PJ Harvey, Grunge’s Apocalyptic Godmother

From her 90s rock roots to the folk war poetry that came later, PJ is an artist who has inhabited many lives. Here's everything you need to know.

You Need to Hear the Nonsense 'Sims' Version of Snail Mail's 'Pristine'

When Lindsey Jordan sang "nee boh koof janee-wo zells / yai neeba koof janee-wo zells," I really felt that.

Rihanna, What Do You Mean 'No More Music?'

The singer unveiled a $230 "No More Music" t-shirt at her first pop-up shop for her LVMH-endorsed Fenty label.

Can Lil Nas X Turn 'Old Town Road' Into a Career?

The chart-topping rapper is releasing his debut EP, '7,' on June 21.

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Natasha Bedingfield Still Wants You to Feel the Rain on Your Skin

As 'The Hills' returns, the woman who penned its theme song reflects on the seminal hit that is "Unwritten."

Haruomi Hosono Has Made So Many Great Records He Can't Remember Them All

Upon his long-awaited return to the United States for sold-out shows on both coasts, the 71-year-old Japanese legend reflects on a lifetime of playful experiments.

We Found the Actual Valerie From Amy Winehouse's Song ‘Valerie’

Few people know that the 2006 song is a cover; fewer still know who inspired it.

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Cardi B's 'Press' Video Shows She's Fully Controlling Her Narrative

The visual for her latest single comes just after she was indicted on felony charges for a fight in a strip club last year.

Trey Gruber’s Devastating Songs Live On in a Great Posthumous Compilation

The late Chicago songwriter’s recordings will debut on the expansive double LP ‘Herculean House of Cards.’

Lil Nas X's Debut Is What Happens When You Grow Up on the Internet

The "Old Town Road" artist's highly anticipated EP '7' is a product of coming of age in the streaming era.

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Know When to Dance Like a Woman, and Look Like a Man

When Millennium Dance Complex opened in the 90s, the world of hip-hop had very specific visions of how men and women should look and perform. Two decades later, a lot has changed.

Pittsburgh's Rap Scene Is Wounded But Optimistic

Following the deaths of two of the city's most prominent exports, Mac Miller and Jimmy Wopo, rappers like Benji. and My Favorite Color are doing their best to pick up the pieces.

Nav Is Finally Self-Aware

The Punjabi-Canadian rapper may be a frequent target of maligning memes and industry plant accusations, but The Weeknd’s homegrown favorite now has a Billboard chart-topping album.

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Scott Gilmore's Noisey Mix Is Like Pop Radio From a Parallel Universe

The otherworldly Los Angeles musician's set pays tribute to Jimi Hey's 'Rainbow Jail' show, which pulls together strange songs from bygone eras.

Mukqs' Noisey Mix Is the Perfect Escape-from-Reality Music

The Chicago-based experimenter released a disorienting full-length earlier this month and will put out another next week. His new mix is full of similarly transcendent beats.

This Minimal Violence Mix Will Help You Transcend This Mundane Meatspace

The Vancouver duo celebrates their incredible LP 'InDreams,' with a mix of dark and delirious techno.

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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.

Karol G Is Bigger Than Reggaetón

The urbano hitmaker spent over a decade making a name for herself in Colombia, slowly evolving into the global pop artist she's ready to become.

Lena Raine's Digital Ambience Can Make You Panic or Help You Relax

Her soundtrack work for the acclaimed platformer 'Celeste' earned her scores of awards and a spot onstage next to Hans Zimmer. Her debut solo album 'Oneknowing' was made, in part, as a way of dealing with the sudden spotlight.

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