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Inside 88rising, the Company Behind Rich Chigga and His Asian Rap Comrades

Inside 88rising, the Company Behind Rich Chigga and His Asian Rap Comrades

Catching up with Sean Miyashiro, whose management and video production company has seen recent success with hard-hitting rappers out to obliterate Asian stereotypes.

5 Playlists to Soundtrack Your Summer

5 Playlists to Soundtrack Your Summer

You focus on making your BBQs, beach days, and road trips great—we got the music covered. 

The 16 Best Band Shirts to Wear This Summer

The 16 Best Band Shirts to Wear This Summer

Something to soak up the sweat

A Guide to Voicemails in Hip-Hop

A Guide to Voicemails in Hip-Hop

As Kendrick and Drake have shown us recently, voicemails carry many possibilities in song, from narrative framing to familial backstory.

 A Breakdown of 2017’s Song of the Summer Contenders

A Breakdown of 2017’s Song of the Summer Contenders

Featuring warm-weather greatness courtesy of Drake, Kendrick, Frank Ocean, Haim, Paramore, Future, and others.

10 Songs That Sample “Twin Peaks” Well

10 Songs That Sample “Twin Peaks” Well

Cue Angelo Badalamenti’s ominous keyboards, “Twin Peaks” is back this weekend.

“Master of None” Understands How a New Generation Listens to Music

“Master of None” Understands How a New Generation Listens to Music

Watching the new season of “Master of None” is like digging through the record collection of your most eclectic but least judgmental friend.

Searching for Answers in Fyre Festival’s Viral Disaster

Searching for Answers in Fyre Festival’s Viral Disaster

A music festival fiasco so ridiculous, it began with Ja Rule and a dream, picked up steam as a meme, and resulted in a $100 million lawsuit. This is the remaining smoke around Fyre.

Inside Rap’s Early Days: Hidden Gems from Bill Adler’s Def Jam Archives

Inside Rap’s Early Days: Hidden Gems from Bill Adler’s Def Jam Archives

Now partially digitized, former Def Jam publicity head Bill Adler’s archive of personal correspondences, photos, and press clippings chronicle a budding conglomerate and the personalities that shaped it.

5 Takeaways from Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN.

5 Takeaways from Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN.

On his new album, Kendrick wages war with Fox News, provides origin stories, blasts killer cops, and threads an interwoven narrative of damnation and redemption.

Will the Mainstream Support More than One Rap Queen at a Time? A Charts Investigation

Will the Mainstream Support More than One Rap Queen at a Time? A Charts Investigation

It’s no surprise Remy Ma continues to come for Nicki Minaj’s crown: the music industry has supported only a handful of platinum-level female rappers, their reigns rarely overlapping.

A Guide to the Internet (the Band)

A Guide to the Internet (the Band)

Syd, Matt Martians, Steve Lacy, Christopher Smith, and Patrick Paige II have taken a unique approach to solo stardom in service of group greatness.