Apparently there are still rappers who want to make the XXL Freshman 10 class this year. Take Riff Raff, for example. He wants it so badly that he has been following everyone on Twitter who votes for him in the contest.
The magazine began running its annual list of noteworthy, "undiscovered" rappe ... More >>
On Tuesday, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport announced that they will be launching a new program to promote awareness of music native to their region, wherein famous musicians from the area will announce safety procedures and give informational speeches on the airport. In return, the airport wil ... More >>
Download that. It's Intervention, a compilation album from 21-year-old producer Trakk Sounds (with help from the MP3 site Tha Fixx).
It's fun; all original tracks (16) with all original verses (60!). Sounds, who currently shares a studio with regional tastemaker Rapid Ric, worked on it for ... More >>
The masterminds behind Aqua Teen Hunger Force have relocated the fast-food crew to Seattle and changed not only the name, but also the structure of the show after deciding that they were unhappy with the pilot. They even made a new theme song, recruiting Queen of the Stone Age Josh Homme and ... More >>
On April 26, 1988, 23 years ago today, UGK kicked off a long and influential career with the release of their cassette-only debut, The Southern Way. It's impossible to overstate the duo's Texas-sized influence on Southern rap.
The slow-rolling, tough-talking grooves showcased on seminal albu ... More >>
Think you've got what it takes to portray the embodiment of rap music? Let's be honest: You probably don't, but you can still throw your bandana in the ring and audition online for the starring role in an upcoming Tupac biopic.
There's no guarantee that the role will take your rap career any ... More >>
UPDATE (1 p.m.): Britney Spears will be back in July at Toyota Center; the GO-Go's the month after that.
311, Sublime With Rome: Fri., Aug. 12. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.
"B L A C K I E In 3D": Thu., April 7. Warehouse Live.
"The Bamboozle Roadshow" With Chiddy Bang, Dev, Ninjasonik ... More >>
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Scale The Summit's new album, The Collective, was released this week, and the entire thing is up for streaming on Soundcloud ... More >>
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Single of the Week: "H-Town State of Mind," Killa Kyleon
Killa is so, so, so good at flipping at other people's songs.
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