New projects by Google and Sony use machine-learning technology to create music that essentially writes itself. Should we be scared—or excited?
Turn your ear a certain way, and you can hear her everywhere.
A day in the life of the singer-songwriter following the death of his wife, Geneviève.
How rap mixtapes evolved from a humble regional format to a worldwide phenomenon
After toiling in L.A. for years, Anderson .Paak just released one of the year’s best albums so far, earning himself a spot on Dr. Dre’s Aftermath label. He talks with Jayson Greene about his family’s struggles with drugs and embracing fatherhood.
Chaos isn't the absence of a pattern; it's a pattern too complex to discern. Jayson Greene talks with some of Young Thug’s closest collaborators in an effort to figure out the secrets of his mercurial style.
Over the last seven years, 808s & Heartbreak has become a touchstone for musicians interested in exploring emotional and artistic upheaval. Jayson Greene details its lasting impact.
Jayson Greene talks with some of the key collaborators behind Dr. Dre’s Compton to find out how the 50-year-old hip-hop icon arrived at his uncharacteristically ragged and dark new sound.
The Superchunk frontman, Merge Records honcho, and overall indie rock immortal talks to Jayson Greene about the music of his life: combining Donald Duck and the Rolling Stones as a kid, seeing U2 and Grandmaster Flash at the same gig, and being blissfully confounded by Dirty Projectors.
Following the release of his revealing new memoir, the Southern rap icon talks to Jayson Greene about his favorite MC of all time, why he's a better grandfather than a father, and looking up to Coldplay, Lou Reed, and Elton John as songwriters.
Mackenzie Scott’s voice is the sound of poorly contained things exploding—and on her churning new album, she unleashes her power as a singer and songwriter like never before while exploring the space between love and hate. By Jayson Greene.