The new Fat Boys reissue is a timely reminder that funny rappers—including viral sensation Riff Raff—aren’t necessarily unserious
Supreme Cuts create the kind of beats that are making pop music sound like the underground
Local release roundup, featuring Chief Keef, Fredo Santana, and more
From Flosstradamus to Kanye West, artists are catching heat for uncleared samples even when they give their songs away
Don’t worry, Tumblr isn’t turning creators into mere regurgitators—it’s injecting new blood into an old remix culture
Local release roundup: cerebral grooves from beat maker Radius, enlightened bangers from BBU, and more
Now that Jeff Mangum has made his second coming, what’s left for him to do?
Talking about money, desperation, and creativity with Ninja of Die Antwoord
Did the feds shut down Megaupload to keep the site from launching an iTunes competitor?
Internet-born dance-music microscene seapunk puts down roots in Chicago
Southeast-side rapper King Louie brings a dose of southern swagger to Chicago hip-hop
Indie fans rooting for Bon Iver at the Grammys suffer from their own version of Stockholm syndrome.
Legitmix gives hip-hop producers a way to sample without paying clearance fees or getting sued
Drake’s new Take Care erases the last lines between hip-hop and the rest of the Top 40
Local releases from Owen, Flosstradamus, and Golden Birthday