A year after the death of pioneering Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen, a posthumous album highlights his work with younger generations.
Chris Crack has released five albums of no-frills trash-talking hip-hop in 2020 alone, but he’s not worried about saturating the market. When he talked to Audiomack’s Matthew Ritchie upon the release of his first album of 2021, Might Delete Later, the west-side rapper quipped, “Did Aunt Jemima make too much syrup? Can Clorox ever make […]
For its 15th year, the famously eclectic fest has booked headliners the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Run the Jewels, and the National.
Danny Brown’s sophomore album, 2011’s XXX, put him on the map—its Adderall- and molly-fueled hyperdrive take on hip-hop merged head-rattling Detroit-techno-flavored production with Brown’s larger-than-life, vulgar-as-hell, over-the-top persona. His relentless, almost cartoonlike rapping helped him make his name, but he’s calmed down a bit over his subsequent albums: 2013’s Old showcases introspective lyrics on its […]
Seventy-one great photos from Chicago’s biggest for-profit music festival
Two of the footwork’s greatest producers team up with raunchy Detroit rapper Danny Brown.
Here’s the breakdown for Afropunk’s one-off Chicago bash, plus all the info you need to see it.
“Attak” is the latest example of the duo’s brilliance.
Photos of Beck, Deafheaven, Kendrick Lamar, crowd surfing, dancing, and more from Pitchfork Music Festival 2014
The Reader team gives it up for St. Vincent, Tune-Yards, Danny Brown, Twin Peaks, Ka, and Wild Beasts, just for starters.
Five honors students from Chicago rap’s freshman class: Alex Wiley, Saba, Spenzo, Taylor Bennett, and ZMoney
Detroit’s Danny Brown recently cosigned west-side MC ZMoney, and we suggest checking out one of Z’s other recent tracks, “I Can’t Stop.”
Lollapalooza lineup predictions, long-lost punk goodies from HoZac, and more
Florida’s best white-girl rapper Kitty has leaked a new song from her upcoming record.
Haunted houses, pumpkin-carving parties, costume contests featuring dogs in bumblebee costumes—we’ve got it covered.