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Between N.W.A’s Rock Hall Induction and His Coachella Set, Ice Cube Doesn’t Mince Words

Ice Cube opens up about his career moves and why rap is just as rock and roll as anything else.

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20 Apr 2016 // 8:36 AM

Rapper Shane - “Started” (audio) (premiere)

Rapper Shane has got a super confident flow bristling with energy and passion, rather like Nas.

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Lil Uzi Vert: Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World

A member of rap's ascendant new class, Lil Uzi Vert's newest release is worth exploring to discover what direction the genre is taking.

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19 Apr 2016 // 11:39 AM

Chance the Rapper feat. Saba - “Angels” (Singles Going Steady)

Chance the Rapper's "Angels" needn't apologize for its earnest attempts to console and uplift and shines all the brighter for them.

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Father: I’m a Piece of Shit

Rapper Father returns with more debauchery. But he’s feeling more conflicted about it.

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13 Apr 2016 // 10:27 AM

Big Grams - “Drum Machine” ft. Skrillex (Singles Going Steady)

"Drum Machine" is a manic electro-hop joy ride that tries to compact as much electric energy into one space as possible.

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Mr. Lif: Don’t Look Down

Mr. Lif's debut for Mello Music Group shows the Bostonian emcee growing as both a lyricist and a songwriter more than ever before.

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11 Apr 2016 // 10:14 AM

Aesop Rock - “Blood Sandwich” (Singles Going Steady)

Aesop Rock paints a cryptic, acid-tongued hip-hop narrative through intricate wordplay and an effortlessly dexterous rhyme scheme.

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8 Apr 2016 // 2:11 PM

Miles Davis and Robert Glasper feat. Phonte - “Violets”

"Violets" is an excellent jazz-hop single to honor the great Miles Davis.

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7 Apr 2016 // 1:30 PM

Nosaj Thing - “N R 2” (Singles Going Steady)

Meandering, zero-gravity synth tendrils float over a minimalist bass-drum backbeat, merging together into the aural analogue of the centrifuge in Stanley Kubrick's seminal 2001.

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5 Apr 2016 // 11:30 AM

Factor Chandelier - “I Want to Go” feat. Paranoid Castle

Canadian producer Factor Chandelier is about to release his fifth solo album, Factoria, that features an amazing batch of guest vocalists.

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LXL - “Mung Bean Chutney” (video) (premiere)

Detroit hip hop group LXL releases debut music video, set to be the first in a narrative series.

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4 Apr 2016 // 10:38 AM

Future - “Low Life” feat. the Weeknd (Singles Going Steady)

Riding over a wave of nocturnal, ether-addled synth textures, "Low Life" showcases standout performances from both Future and the Weekend.

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Time of Absence: Documenting Kanye West’s ‘Life of Pablo’

The Life of Pablo is an ideological attack against the pop institutions that continually try to mystify art and control the artist's identity for profit.

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Young Thug: Slime Season 3

Slime Season 3 succeeds on multiple levels, none more exciting than his ongoing exercise in seeing just how elastic syllables are.

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31 Mar 2016 // 9:10 AM

Basmala - “Chopa Sidi” (audio) (premiere)

Basmala walks the line between hip-hop and electronic music, visiting the realm of avant-garde jazz, all in an effort to create forward-looking, experimental music that he dubs visionary soul.

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30 Mar 2016 // 2:20 AM

Baauer: Aa

Though Aa is frustratingly short, it's nevertheless one of the best things the impressive young producer has created thus far.

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Crew Love: Based on a True Story

Often hypnotic, often funky mash-ups of different club styles, Based on a True Story, an allstar collaborative release from Wolf + Lamb and Soul Clap DJ labels, runs the gamut of Soundcloud mix-core.

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Shabazz Palaces Headlines the “Mountain Series” from Pickathon (video) (premiere)

Shabazz Palaces perfectly exemplifies the Pickathon aesthetic as they have greatly expanded hip-hop's palette.

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29 Mar 2016 // 9:42 AM

BJ the Chicago Kid - “The New Cupid” feat. Kendrick Lamar

Just to prove it's 2016, Kendrick Lamar pops in, and it's an unforced appearance, not exploitative in the least. A funky, sexy, eclectic single.

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The Specter of Multiplayer Hangs Over 'Door Kickers'

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"Door Kickers is not a multiplayer game, but for a while there, I couldn’t tell the difference.

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