11 days ago | Metal
Every listener has guilty pleasure songs. Those recordings that we just find irresistible, despite several red flags to our better judgment. Mr Big’s “To Be With You” should qualify as the guiltiest of guilty pleasures, but we feel no shame rockin...
21 days ago | Battle Rap
Rap and comedy haven’t intersected much over the years. Outside of the occasional punchline, hip-hop hasn’t often welcomed the idea of being “funny.” But the past two years have seen something of a hip-hop comedy explosion. One of the first to rea...
22 days ago | Awards Shows
Last night 57th Annual Grammy Awards hypnotized the music industry with 23 performances, 83 awards and thousands upon thousands of “I CAN’T BELIEVE THEY GAVE IGGY A GRAMMY” tweets unreleased. The pending backlash of what some believed was inevitab...
28 days ago | Music Television
This Thursday night, Feb. 5, the House of Blues Sunset Strip plays home to MTV’s Artists to Watch showcase. Five brand-spankin’ new artists will be performing sets across a fairly wide range of genres. Now that we’re two sentences into the descrip...
29 days ago | Hip-Hop
In a post-YouTube world, the music video has become an unquestionably accepted form of art. But prior to the widespread permanency and accessibility of the Internet, music videos had a relatively short life span. Twenty years ago, even after the M...
1 month ago | Battle Rap
Last month, battle rap pay-per-view event Ether promised to be the biggest rap battle event of all time. Backed by Greek billionaire Alki David and hosted/curated by battle rap icon Lush One, the star-studded card, headlined by major label rapper ...