With a slate of bangers that set the club (and the web) on smash, Ferg’s ‘Trap Lord’ immediately put to rest any doubt that the A$AP Mob was a one man crew. But the hits haven’t changed the Harlem native. Instead, the Hood Pope is still chasing the art, confident that the rewards will come.
From Perfect Pussy to Teenage Moods, more and more artists turned to tapes to put out new releases in 2013, bringing the retro format back in style. Here, we’ve rounded up the 50 best tapes of the year. Click around, then dig up your Walkman.
Singing the hook on Macklemore’s unexpected smash “Same Love” helped this Seattle songbird rack up buzz and score a major label deal. With 2013 in the rearview, Lambert reflects on how one guest spot was one small step for her career, and one giant leap for gay rights.
Your parents didn’t send you to Camp Flog Gnaw? Tag along as we soak up the California sunshine at OFWGKTA’s second annual extravaganza and rub elbows with Tyler, The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt and the rest of the gang. From carnival rides to the skate park, we did it all. It’s your turn.
With a hand in records by Jay Z, Daft Punk and Robin Thicke, no producer had a more dominant—or exciting—year than Skateboard P. But that’s nothing new. Pharrell’s killer catalog stretches back over 22 years. What better way to honor music's man of the year than with an exhaustive look back on his catalog? Dive in.
With his Music Monday series, the Canadian pop star has finally grown into his creative shoes, offering up 10 tracks of R&B bliss. Pay no mind to the headlines: the hair-swooped teen icon is all grown up
With its brand of lovely indie pop, the British trio always brings out warm and mellow vibes to its live performances. But backstage, Hannah Reid, Dot Major and Dan Rothman can be found tackling pre-show nerves with beers, steam and vocal exercises.