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The Internet: Ego Death (take 2)

Rising from the ashes of Odd Future, the Internet delivers the former collective’s first post-dissolution masterpiece.

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Speak of the Blue Devil: The Moody Grooves of Andy Kayes

Andy Kayes' latest album of mercurial hip-hop finds the rapper putting the boom back in boom bap, one beat at a time.

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28 Jul 2015 // 2:30 AM

Future: DS2

On his second installment of the Dirty Sprite series, Future redeems himself and creates his own minimalist paradise.

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27 Jul 2015 // 2:30 AM

Lianne La Havas: Blood

With Blood, Lianne La Havas rediscovers herself and adds a prefix to her name.

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27 Jul 2015 // 2:02 AM

Hiding in Plain Sight: The Curious Legacy of Outkast

When it comes to hip-hop, everyone remembers who kicked down the front door -- but no one remembers who opened the windows.

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Joss Stone: Water for Your Soul

Think of it as the aural equivalent of a Lego set. One can use the simple bricks in different styles and colors to make something that stands out as special.

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23 Jul 2015 // 2:05 AM

Kool Keith: Total Orgasm

A master provocateur, Kool Keith unleashes three discs' worth of the scatological, pornographic and often just plain absurd.

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Dani Elliott - “Sinner” (audio) (premiere)

Chillwave, contemporary R&B, and classic Nashville country coalesce on this gorgeous new track.

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MNSR Frites - ‘The River Wandle’

A set of chilled hip-hop funk, these are tunes designed for summer's lazy days.

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Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge: Twelve Reasons to Die II

Much too short, but as solid as you'd expect given the name of the rapper, the name of the producer, and the names of the features.

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20 Jul 2015 // 1:18 PM

Hudson Mohawke ft. Ruckazoid - “Warriors” (video)

Scottish electronic producer Hudson Mohawke teams up with vocalist Ruckazoid for the track "Warriors".

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Sly and the Family Stone: Live at the Fillmore East

On these two days in 1968, Sly and the Family Stone sounded like a perpetual motion machine far too powerful to ever break down.

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16 Jul 2015 // 2:30 AM

Bilal: In Another Life

With In Another Life, Bilal and Adrian Younge deliver a stone cold soul classic.

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Anton Fig featuring Ivan Neville - “Inside Out” (audio) (premiere)

David Letterman's longtime drummer steps out on his own with his debut solo album.

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The Benjees - ‘Alright Alright Alright’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Brooklyn foursome blend punk, funk, blues, and soul into one crazy little gumbo on their debut album.

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Double Duchess - ‘All Eyes on Me’ (album stream) (premiere)

Double Duchess' electro/hip-hop banger is loaded with raucous originals and one stunning cover.

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Dylan Owen - “The Glory Years” (video) (premiere)

The young rapper displays a knack for eloquent storytelling on his latest single.

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8 Jul 2015 // 2:30 AM

The Internet: Ego Death

With Ego Death the Internet create a sound that is both consistently difficult to pin down but alternatively easy to love.

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Leon Bridges: Coming Home

Leon Bridges harkens back to that earlier era of rock history when quiet and sincere could be just as radical as its opposite.

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R&B Group the Internet Widens Its Connection with the Deeply Personal ‘Ego Death’

The result is a winning paradox: a jump toward accessibility that also feels deeply personal.

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Guster + Kishi Bashi Perform at Central Park Summerstage (Photos)

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"Guster's Summerstage performance was a showcase of their infectious and poppy music from the last 24 years.

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