A.Chal's 'Ballroom Riots' EP Sounds Like All of the Drugs
Here's Ballroom Riots from the Los Angeles producer/rapper A.Chal, whose "On N On" we premiered a while back. More than anything, this EP sounds like the sonic manifestation of a billion late L.A. nights fueled by a metric shit-ton of drugs. Or, to get all critic-y on you, it sounds like dude ingested all the good parts of UK funky and dubstep, mixed it up with a little WEDIDIT collective and rapped like a sociopath. In other words, he is to hard drugs and bass music what Craig Finn is to bar rock.
PREMIERE: The Strokes - "Threat of Joy" (Official Music Video)
It's been five years since The Strokes got together to make a music video and now they're back with new EP too: the excellent 'Future Present Past.'
Born Free: Hip-Hop in Johannesburg
We traveled to South Africa to see the new generation of hip-hop artists that have emerged and are re-defining what it means to be "born free."
G-Eazy on Being Satan, Sounding Like Drake, and Looking Like Eminem
We recently caught up with rapper G-Eazy, who responded to some of the YouTube comments on the video for "Me, Myself and I."