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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.
The Artists of the Year: 2012 Edition
13 Dec 2012 // 5:20 PM
The 2012 artists of the year range from urgent political punk and hip-hop challenging the establishment -- whether political or economic -- to the rise of a new generation of pop divas and forward-looking indie and R&B.
Run the Jewels: Run the Jewels 2
11 Nov 2014 // 9:06 PM
A bluesy howl of addictive beats, political fury, and hypnotic technique, the sequel to Run the Jewels' triumphant debut bests the original in every way.
The Coup: Sorry to Bother You
20 Nov 2012 // 5:04 PM
On communism's rhetoric of eschatology, and why dick jokes beat slogans.
Lushlife + CSLSX - "This Ecstatic Cult ft. Killer Mike" (Singles Going Steady)
22 Jan 2016 // 6:30 AM
The haze and trap of this beat is almost uncannily indebted to Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, which of course is gonna sound good under an Atlanta flow.
Run the Jewels - "Early" (video)
15 May 2015 // 6:20 AM
Socially conscious and musically inventive in the way we've come to expect from Run the Jewels, the animated video to "Early" is a real ear and eye-grabber.
The innovators of hip-hop
29 Jun 2012 // 12:14 AM
Few would have imagined that one of the most powerful and acclaimed protest songs of the year, “Reagan,” would be about the Iran-Contra scandal of