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Q&A: Kurt Wagner On How Hip-Hop & Audio Technology Inspired Lambchop’s FLOTUS

Brown's Diner may not look like much, but it's a Nashville institution. A low, gray, unassuming building with barely any windows, it sits near a…
Stephen Deusner | August 18, 2016 - 9:31 am

2014 In Review

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2014

In 2014, rap's biggest names more or less sat the year out. Kanye West never got around to releasing that populist masterwork he's been promising.
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2014 - 11:10 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I have been awake since Run The Jewels dropped RTJ2 around 3 this morning, and I am barely keeping my brain from turning into pink…
Tom Breihan | October 24, 2014 - 5:04 pm

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Brainfeeder At The Bowl: Flying Lotus, George Clinton, Thundercat, & More Bring The Funk To Hollywood

Behold the Gospel Of Funk! In which we understand funk as a galactic force, a vast and free-flowing stream of information and instigation that suffuses…
Jonathan Zwickel | September 19, 2016 - 12:48 pm

Watch Michael McDonald Join Thundercat For “What A Fool Believes” & “Them Changes” At Brainfeeder Hollywood Bowl Show

Record label Brainfeeder hosted a show at the Hollywood Bowl last night featuring label-founder Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Shabazz Palaces, the Gaslamp Killer, and George Clinton…
Grace Birnstengel | September 18, 2016 - 11:27 am

9 Memorable Moments From Eaux Claires 2016

Eaux Claires is a festival designed around discovery and new experiences. The event -- which was held this past weekend for a second time in…
James Rettig | August 14, 2016 - 7:01 pm

Shabazz Palaces – “Dawn In Luxor” Video

There's no rule that says you can't make a video for a song that's two years old. Case in point: Shabazz Palaces, the enigmatic Seattle…
Tom Breihan | May 17, 2016 - 1:32 pm

Radiohead Announce 2016 Tour Openers

Radiohead are getting ready to embark on a tour in support of their new album, A Moon Shaped Pool, next week, and today they've announced…
James Rettig | May 11, 2016 - 11:49 am

WOKE (Flying Lotus, Shabazz Palaces & Thundercat) – “The Lavishments Of Light Looking” (Feat. George Clinton)

Today, the Adult Swim Singles series was supposed to give us a new track from Flying Lotus. Instead, it's given us something that may be…
Tom Breihan | September 28, 2015 - 12:03 pm

Status Ain’t Hood: The Unfathomable Loss Of Sean Price

When Sean Price came into rap music 20 years ago, he was standing next to a rail-thin, crazy-eyed six-foot-eight rap demon with a Busta Rhymes-esque…
Tom Breihan | August 12, 2015 - 11:01 am

Shabazz Palaces – “The Mystery Of Lonnie The Døn”

The astral hip hop duo Shabazz Palaces just released a new song titled "The Mystery Of Lonny The Døn" as part of the Adult Swim…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 11, 2015 - 11:57 am

Photos: Pickathon 2015

Pickathon took place this past weekend at Pendarvis Farm in Oregon's Happy Valley. Ty Segall performed with Wand as a backing band, alongside Ex Hey,…
Stereogum | August 3, 2015 - 2:48 pm

THEESatisfaction – “EarthEE” (Feat. Shabazz Palaces, Porter Ray, & Erik Blood) Video

THEESatisfaction, Shabazz Palaces, and Porter Ray are all unique stars in the Seattle-based collective Black Constellation, a group of musicians and artists who are responsible…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 20, 2015 - 12:57 pm

Artist Portraits From Bonnaroo 2015

If you didn't make it down to Bonnaroo, chances are you checked out the livestream that we hosted here on the site, or at least…
Stereogum | June 15, 2015 - 2:57 pm

Adult Swim Announces 2015 Singles Series With Danny Brown, Chromatics, Run The Jewels, FlyLo, Sia x SOPHIE, & More

Adult Swim's annual singles series is back for the sixth time starting next week, and as usual the Cartoon Network offshoot has rounded up an…
Chris DeVille | June 5, 2015 - 12:01 pm

Tal National – “Farila (Chimurenga Renaissance Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Tal National released their first album outside Niger, Kaani, in 2013. Since then, the West African collective has toured throughout both their home country and…
Caitlin White | April 29, 2015 - 9:58 am

THEESatisfaction – “EarthEE” (Feat. Shabazz Palaces, Porter Ray, & Erik Blood)

It wouldn't surprise anyone to learn that bleeding edge rap duo THEESatisfaction hail from Seattle. They share a similar cosmic aesthetic with labelmates and occasional…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 3, 2015 - 11:16 am
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