Compton rapper Roddy Ricch dropped his debut mixtape, Feed tha Streets, in November 2017, and he’s since earned a spot in hip-hop’s top tier. In the year leading up to his first full-length album, December’s Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial (Atlantic), Ricch lent his gritty, soulful vocals to DJ Mustard’s Caribbean-flecked smash “Ballin’” and […]
The local R&B star celebrated the unexpected release of his new album with a last-minute show at Double Door.
And Lollapalooza’s Friday headliner, Sir Paul McCartney, set a high bar for Metallica to clear on Saturday night.
Ten Reader writers review 15 new records, including Pallbearer’s stately, mournful doom, Willis Earl Beal’s raw, mystical antipop, and Jack Ruby’s staggeringly savage no wave.
This month’s release roundup includes White Lung’s witchy two-minute mantras, Monarch’s crawling tectonic doom, and Sir Michael Rocks’s bleakly sunny party rap.
“Good Kisser” prepares for chart dominance.
A copycat song highlights how Del Rey’s more than a pretty face.
Mustard on the charts
LA ratchet music turns up on the Hot 100.
Six Reader writers fan out to consider Author & Punisher, Ciara, and more
The Watch the Throne rappers have monopolized new music conversations this week, so why not get away from all that and check out a rising R&B crooner out of LA who collaborates with ratchet producers?