An Essential Guide to Superchunk

The plethora new sounds that exploded out the ’90s was staggering. And while many the decade’s most singular artists continue to do great things both in the mainstream and the underground,  few have remained as artistically ambitious, consistent and wedded to their original ethos as Chapel Hill, NC quartet Superchunk. Certainly none sounded like they

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The 20 best R&B and rap tracks of 2017

From Missy Elliott and Frank Ocean to Ski Mask the Slump God and Daniel Caesar. Rap has been one America’s foremost pop culture products for decades, but never has it been as varied and vibrant as it was in 2017. It dominated the Billboard charts, seeing no. 1 hits for Migos, Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone

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Meet Cam’Ron’s Alleged New Boo Roxxi Braxton

Roxxi Braxton isn’t quite a household name, but it won’t take long as her current social media appearances have been turning heads in the wake Cam’Ron and JuJu’s breakup. Braxton is allegedly the new woman in Killa’s life and she’s waged a war on the Dipset leader’s ex-girlfriend that has been nothing short vicious. From what

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Kelela Proves Her Breakthrough Has Arrived With Transcendent Concert at NYC's Bowery Ballroom

In 2012, rising R&B singer-songwriter Kelela opened for Solange at New York City's Bowery Ballroom. On Monday night, she returned to the same stage — this time on her own headlining tour.  After releasing her commanding debut LP, Take Me Apart, early last month, Kelela has gained a larger, more mainstream following. The combination newfound fans with those who have followed her since her

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Demo Taped Debuts Track 'Pack of Gum' & Exposes His Insecurities for the Greater Good: Interview

He tells me that one his biggest insecurities is his conversational skills, and if he hadn’t told me, I would never have guessed. It's worth mentioning because the subject matter the rest our conversation — mental health and the misunderstandings it from the outside looking in. He is Demo Taped (born Adam Alexander), a 19-year-old singer-songwriter whose music

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SZA Is Finally in Ctrl: On the Long Road to Her Debut Album

There’s an unapologetically girly quality to Ctrl, Solána Rowe’s, a.k.a. SZA’s, debut album, like she’s thinking aloud about growing up in a dreamy singsong. She’s inspired by teen romances, ’90s Drew Barrymore films, and the preternatural quality Spike Lee movies. On Ctrl, you can hear SZA pulling in all these influences, building herself up and

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