Kirk Knight Went Platinum at 22—Now He Has To Figure Out What’s Next
The rapper and producer scored a hit with his beat for A$AP Ferg’s “Plain Jane” in 2017. With his new album ‘IIWII,’ he’s trying to figure out how to stay in the spotlight. Or if he even wants to.
Grapetooth Are the Last Fun Band Standing
The Chicago duo has been selling out venues for the last year. We caught up with them on the cusp of their debut LP.
Makaya McCraven's Utopian Vision of Jazz Could Change the World
The drummer's new album 'Universal Beings' was recorded in four cities with four bands, turning moments of improvised genius into ecstatic beatwork. It's a testament to the power of music without borders.
An Energy Healer Gave Emma Louise A New Voice
How a spontaneous trip to Mexico and an encounter with the Greek god Zeus led to 'Lilac Everything', the Australian singer-songwriter's weird, wonderful new album.
The Goon Sax Are Indie Pop's Next Best Mess
The Brisbane trio is set to win the hearts and minds of lovesick kids around the world with the release of 'We're Not Talking', their second collection of guitar pop miniatures. They just have to find their keys first.
GAIKA's Revolutionary Music Could Change Everything
Drawing on the legacies of dancehall, trap, and all sorts of other borderless music, the Brixton-raised musician imagines a utopia where the whole world is at his fingertips. And yours too.
Rap Needs Q Da Fool's Relentless Storytelling
The Largo, Maryland rapper is the hottest artist in The DMV, and now with some help from Roc Nation he's set to amplify his voice across regional lines.
Tierra Whack Is the Philly Surrealist Taking Rap into Another Dimension
A day in Philadelphia with the 22-year-old creator of a strange and wonderful universe she calls 'Whack World.'
Eartheater Is the Future of Everything Weird
The Queens-based composer and performer's new record 'IRISIRI' is a step into the unknown, and a reminder that our physical vessels are always in flux.
Lil Baby Is Destined For Rap Greatness
The prolific Atlanta star has only been rapping a year and has already made his name as one of the city's best storytellers. Drake's a fan – it's only a matter of time before everyone else is too.
Lil West Is the Delaware Loner Forging Rap’s Strange Future
Holed up in a small town, the 19-year-old rapper and a crew of producers he only knows online are creating a genreless utopia from leftover scraps of trap, emo, EDM, and a whole lot more.
Forth Wanderers Are Indie Rock's Next Great Nostalgists
Now signed to Sub Pop, five college-aged childhood friends from New Jersey keep growing up together on their blissful self-titled album.
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