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Lil Uzi Vert Is Working With Nicki Minaj on Video for 'The Way Life Goes' Remix

After several delays, due to issues with Atlantic Records, Nicki Minaj and Lil Uzi Vert finally released the remix to Luv Is Rage 2 standout “The Way Life Goes” on Nov. 2. Back in August, Nicki pleaded with Uzi on Instagram to send her the beat so she could get to work on the track's remix.

Yamaneko's Spa Commissions and JV Lightwork's Inner Work challenge everything we know about ambient and New Age

Recent New Age-challenging releases from Yamaneko and Deadboy under the moniker JV Lightbody has FACT’s John Twells asking, If all music can be so easily tuned out in this multi-screen era, what purpose does music that’s actually intend to be “ambient” actually serve? How ten do you actually get to sit down and actively pay

Eminem Talks Collaborating With Beyonce, BET Freestyle & More With Sirius XM

It’s anyone’s best guess when Eminem is going to release his eighth studio album, Revival. Shady is scheduled to perform as the musical guest Saturday night (Nov. 18) on Saturday Night Live, where he may just be performing cuts from his highly anticipated LP. Em joined Sirius XM for a chat with DJ Whoo Kid and

Kodie Shane is a Lil Yachty collaborator with sights on arena domination

FACT Rated is our series digging into the sounds and stories the most vital breaking artists around right now. This week, Claire Lobenfeld talks to the Sailing Team’s first lady Kodie Shane about her plans to take over the world, one tour date at a time. Kodie Shane doesn’t care about Eminem’s POTUS-punting freestyle that

A Pair of Recent Mixtapes Showcase Atlanta Rap’s Continued Vitality

Even in the most improbable year, Halloween remains a time for the unexpected. So when Without Warning, the collaboration album between 21 Savage and the Migos’ Offset, dropped at midnight on the day tricks and treats, its surprise factor was more or less in line with established tradition. Produced almost entirely by Metro Boomin, the

Exploring Darius Rucker’s Impact on Modern Country Music

The year 1995 was one flux in rock. Through Nirvana’s posthumous Unplugged in New York LP, Kurt Cobain’s tortured ghost could still be heard around the hour on the radio, and Hole’s Live Through This singles rang out as rejoinders. Dave Grohl hit the ground running with the self-titled Foo Fighters album, a collection airtight

In The Lab with Roc Marciano (Rosebudd Edition)

Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus) Last time we were In The Lab with Roc Marciano, it was 2013, and he was in Los Angeles cooking up Marci Beaucoup, his self-produced, collabo-heavy compilation album featuring a who’s who rap fan favorites (Action Bronson, Freeway, Ka and Blu to name a few). Now, almost four years later,

Gucci Mane: Mixtapes Saved My Career

Back to the Trap House debuted in 2007 at No. 57 on Billboard’s “Top 200,” selling fewer than 32,000 copies in its first week. My major-label debut was a dud. I knew those beats were not suited to my style. I’d taken too much outside advice. I should have stood up for myself and put out

Sam Hunt’s Crossover Country Has a Massive Cult Following

Unless you’re a country fan or a chart nerd, there’s a fair chance Sam Hunt is the biggest star you’re not listening to. His 2014 debut album Montevallo was a perfect slice crossover country-pop that ruffled traditional fans’ feathers in its embrace hip-hop values and pop production without falling prey to the rote tailgate and

Sampha wins the 2017 Mercury Prize

South London singer-songwriter Sampha has been named the winner the prestigious Mercury Prize 2017. The crowning achievement for Sampha’s debut album Process was announced live on BBC Four on telly and on BBC Radio 6 Music by Idris Elba on Thursday night (September 14). (Idris Elba holds the Mercury Prize) Taking to the stage to

The Story of Neil Young’s Hitchhiker, and His Dark Malibu Years

Neil Young met his longtime producer and “musical soul mate” David Briggs while hitchhiking in Topanga Canyon in 1968. Eight years later, with Young’s personal life in turmoil, the two booked Malibu’s Indigo Ranch Studios (with only the actor Dean Stockwell looking on) to record Hitchhiker, a solo acoustic album that was never released until

On LCD Soundsystem’s American Dream, James Murphy Rediscovers His Purpose

As a child I used to have vivid nightmares about the Christian apocalypse and, as a result, I swear I developed a tiny shock gray hair to match my pointed sense living on borrowed time. The grays disappeared in my teens, and stayed gone throughout my 20s, but when they began creeping back into my

The Best Albums of 2017 (So Far)

This list has been updated to include August releases. The running threads interest adjoining the music 2017 are strange: indie rock is back in full force, young rappers seem hell-bent on reclaiming nü-metal, and our legends keep leaving us. Like Outkast said, “Nothing is for sure, nothing is for certain, nothing lasts forever.” Music helps

Queens of the Stone Age’s Songs for the Deaf Is More Than Just a Great Album

Long before the verb “misgender” entered common currency, there existed Queens the Stone Age, a rock band whose feminine title belied the fact that close to all its members were men. Of course the name was intentional — as its founder, vocalist and guitarist Josh Homme, explained, “Rock should be heavy enough for the boys

Game of Thrones’ Grey Worm Makes Music, and It’s Really Good

If you watched the breathless seventh season HBO’s Game Thrones that ended in a climactic haze blue flame (or any the very stressful episodes before it), you’ll likely recognize U.K. actor Jacob Anderson as Grey Worm, the “Unsullied” slave turned soldier gradually learning love and trust in the service dragon queen Khaleesi. Pay closer attention,