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The Best Hopes to Break Out in 2013
1 Jan 2013 // 5:01 PM
The year ahead looks to be an exciting one with the emergence of wealth of great new music waiting in the wings. Will Jessie Ware and Django Django be the toasts of 2013? Will 2013 be yet another banner year for forward-looking hip-hop and R&B? And let's not forget all the great new bands expected to break big in 2013.
The Best New Artists of 2012
16 Dec 2012 // 5:20 PM
The best new artists of 2012 have remade R&B for the new century, pushed eclectic art-rock in new directions, and kept indie rock and hip-hop strong.
When Kendrick Lamar Hits NPR, We All Win
16 Dec 2014 // 9:30 PM
When everyone feels they can be an expert, how do you reassert your ownership over a topic? By waiting for its crossover moment.
Dr. Dre: Compton (take 2)
18 Aug 2015 // 9:15 PM
After 15 years of largely playing mentor to developing artists, Dr. Dre makes a triumphant 11th hour solo return.
Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp a Butterfly
17 Mar 2015 // 9:06 PM
To Pimp a Butterfly is the result of one man’s sprawling journey, but it’s meant to empower us all to take our own.
Kendrick Lamar - "For Free? (Interlude)" (video)
4 Aug 2015 // 4:30 AM
Kendrick Lamar has released a new video from the lauded To Pimp a Butterfly and it has sparked a lively conversation.
Counterbalance: Kendrick Lamar's 'Good Kid M.A.A.D. City'
27 Jun 2014 // 4:00 AM
I can feel this week's album's energy from two planets away. I got my drink, I got my music, I will share it, but today I'm yelling. Yelling about a 2012 hip-hop breakthrough and the subject of this week's Counterbalance, that is.