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Blink-182, Sublime with Rome, ASAP Mob And More Headline Lone Star Music Festival In Houston

Fri, 08.29.14 at 1:31pm

It’s a rare occasion to get a set of ’90s punk rock legends on the same bill as Harlem’s current hip-hop heavyweights — which is why you need to be at the Lone Star Music Festival hitting Houston this November.

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10 Things We Want from Kanye West’s Next Album

Mon, 08.25.14 at 12:00pm

A Kanye West album release isn’t just an album release, but it’s an event.

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Wiz Khalifa x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ILL

Fri, 08.22.14 at 3:45pm

Fresh off the release of his latest album, Blacc Hollywood, Pittsburgh’s own Wiz Khalifa links up with Converse for the Chuck Taylor All Star “ILL.”


Peter Rosenberg Discusses 10 Essentials Records Everyone Should Own

Fri, 08.22.14 at 12:00pm

Liking a song is one thing and loving a song is another thing, but if you could only listen to 10 songs for the rest of your life, which ones would you pick?

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Behind the Mask: Musicians Who Conceal Their Faces and Why

Thu, 08.21.14 at 12:17pm

Sometimes fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, which we guess is why there are still some modest musicians out there who don’t feel the need to show their faces to the world. While you might think this is


A Look at 10 of the World’s Most Unique Turntables

Wed, 08.20.14 at 11:59am

It’s a tough time to be in the music industry. Labels and artists were just figuring out how to live without CD sales, but now even digital downloads are disappearing.


It Takes Two: A Look at the Best Musical Duos Right Now

Tue, 08.19.14 at 12:00pm

There’s a reason why it’s referred to as a “dynamic duo” when talking about two musical talents who have come together to launch a successful career.

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10 Reasons to be Excited About AfroPunk Fest 2014

Mon, 08.18.14 at 2:31pm

AfroPunk Fest emerged from the 2003 documentary Afro-Punk: The Rock, which focused on black people involved in the American punk scene.


A Ranking of the Dopest Free Hip-Hop Albums/ Mixtapes

Mon, 08.18.14 at 12:15pm

Living in the Internet age, much of today’s hip-hop has been given away free of charge. With album sales decreasing, the mixtape trend has become an alternative means of gauging success.

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Fool’s Gold x Najeeb Sheikh 2014 Capsule Collection​

Sun, 08.17.14 at 12:30pm

Philly-based designer Najeeb Sheikh brings his fashion expertise to the doors of Fool’s Gold Records for a special collaboration.


Comeback Kings: The Greatest Music Career Revivals To Date

Thu, 08.14.14 at 2:33pm

Need a lesson on the key to success and longevity in the music industry? Ask any one of these comeback stars.

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See The Winners From The 2014 Houston Press Music Awards

Tue, 08.12.14 at 1:45pm

We’ve been keeping an eye on the 2014 Houston Press Music Awards nominees for some time now, and it’s finally time to see who won in the various categories.


The 10 Most Influential Hip-Hop Radio Personalities Right Now

Tue, 08.12.14 at 12:38pm

Radio has always been an underlying force in hip-hop culture and has played a major role in shaping hip-hop.

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15 Things that Would Make the Wu-Tang Reunion Project a Success

Mon, 08.11.14 at 12:06pm

Nearly 21 years ago, the Wu-Tang Clan released Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), and nothing was ever the same. Hip-hop had never seen such a diverse cast of characters, each with his own strengths and flaws, and each a compelling,

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10 Music Superstars Who Started as Backup Singers

Sun, 08.10.14 at 10:41am

In any industry, paying your dues is part of the process to getting where you want to be. That’s just the way you get your foot in the door to go on to doing bigger and better things. The same