The 50 Albums That Shaped Punk Rock

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Where does the story of punk rock begin? Wash away the blood and spit and piss and vinegar of half a century, and you’ll end up … well, nowhere in particular. You might land inside a cramped Midwestern garage with The Kingsmen’s “Louie Louie” crackling through the radio, in a gutted London loft reverberating with the clash of drum and …

Mykele Deville unveils powerful new mixtape, Peace, Fam: Stream

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Mykele Deville is nothing if not prolific. The Westside raised MC has dropped three full length projects in the last 12 months, each written and recorded in less then a one month span. Peace, Fam marks an ascension from the down and dirty apartment floors and closets where he recorded his first two projects, 2016’s Super Predator and Each One, …

Meet Mykele Deville: Chicago’s DIY Rap Phenomenon

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Photography by​ Zakkiyah Najeebah When speaking about Chicago poet-rapper Mykele Deville, it’s easy to delve into hyperbole. To many entrenched in Chicago’s DIY community, he represents change, a rising tide that spilled over the dam separating homogeneous scenes. A tide that created the diverse blend found today in the city’s most popular below-ground art spaces. From afar, he is a larger-than-life …

Fox News host: Secret Service should “kill” Snoop Dogg and Bow Wow for their Trump attacks

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Instead of publicly condemning the rising number of hate crimes perpetuated against people of Jewish and Muslim faith, this week President Donald Trump used his Twitter account to fight Snoop Dogg. In case you missed it (and be glad if you did), Snoop’s latest video features a scene in which he mock shoots a clown who looks much like the 45th …

Drake, ASAP pop up in The Weeknd’s video for “Reminder” — watch

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Today marks The Weeknd’s 27th birthday, and the Canadian crooner is celebrating with the release of a high-budget music video for “Reminder”. It features all the usual tropes: guest stars galore (Drake, ASAP Rocky, and Travis Scott make cameos), fast cars, gorgeous women, and drugs. And all I did for my 27th birthday is get blackout drunk at a dive bar. …

Dave Grohl, A Tribe Called Quest, Anderson .Paak supergroup to perform at the 2017 Grammy Awards

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Photos by David Brendan Hall / Philip Cosores The 2017 Grammy Awards look to be doing everything in their power to ensure a high viewership, especially amidst high-profile boycotts from hip-hop and rap darlings Kanye West, Drake, and Frank Ocean. Along with booking Daft Punk’s first live gig in three years, the awards ceremony plans to stage a monster collaborative performance featuring …

Album Review: Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 3

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Run the Jewels happened to land on the right tectonic plate in the earthquake, which doesn’t mean they didn’t earn it. Rap fans already liked Killer Mike and El-P plenty; both were longtime bigger-label castoffs (Columbia and Rawkus, respectively) who found their own paths preaching to a jaded, slightly older version of the hip-hop faithful. But in 2011, Cartoon Network …

The 50 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017

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Artwork by Cap Blackard By now, you’re probably sick of hearing about the shit year that was 2016 — the deaths, the hatred, the election, yada, yada, yada. The good news is that the next 52 weeks look pretty, pretty … pretty good. Arcade Fire, St. Vincent, and LCD Soundsystem are coming back into the flesh, while a number of …

P.O.S. announces new album, Chill, dummy, shares “Lanes” — listen

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Photo by Nate Ryan Toward the end of 2012, P.O.S. underwent emergency kidney surgery and was forced to halt all his touring and recording plans as a result. Two years later, he received a kidney transplant that pretty much saved his life. “I feel like a new dude,” he said optimistically not long after the procedure. In the years since, the Minneapolis-bred rapper/producer has …