Thursday, December 11 2014
This year's push of stylistic diversity, craft, and experimentation adds fuel to hip-hop's movement into the future.
Monday, September 1 2014
"It’s just like exploration really, and just jumping off certain types of cliffs and trying to open up sonic parachutes that’ll get you floating down to your destination and landing on two feet."
Thursday, June 26 2014
Get a sneak peek at some of July's most adventurous releases, including new efforts from Shabazz Palaces, Wolves in the Throne Room, and OOIOO.
Sunday, January 1 2012
The year ahead looks to be an exciting one with the emergence of wealth of great new music waiting in the wings. Will Alabama Shakes be the toast of 2012? Will 2012 be a banner year for forward-thinking hip-hop and R&B? And let's not forget all the great new bands expected to break big in 2012.
Thursday, December 29 2011
The year's best new and emerging artists range across the musical spectrum from forward thinking R&B to classic soul, from a bevy of exciting new hip-hop talent to great new hopes for indie rock and Americana. 2011 shows that music is always pushing forward even as it dips into the past.
Monday, July 28 2014
The innovative hip-hop duo from Seattle is back with another genre bending album.
Thursday, February 23 2012
Shabazz Palaces' Maraire crafts a tuneful and compelling love letter to Zimbabwean music on his solo debut.
Monday, June 27 2011
If this is a hip-hop album -- and that's a big "if" -- then it's the finest one yet this year.
Wednesday, August 27 2014
Afropunk Fest felt more politically charged this year. People had their hands in the air as a tribute to Michael Brown nearly as often as they did for the performers.