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Mixmaster Arthur Russell meets wannabe rapper Mark Sinclair (aka Vin Diesel). What could possibly go wrong?
— Please Kill Me
As record stores close and streaming algorithms dominate, the identities that music fandom supplies are in flux.
— The New Yorker
A whole generation of classic hip-hop songs and mixtapes are not available on streaming services.
Pandora found a brilliant loophole with the recording industry, but it tied the company's future into a knot.
The now-legendary French duo called it quits this week after years of silence.
Timmy Chan’s, memorialized in Houston’s hip-hop scene, was opened by Alana Dao’s Chinese immigrant grandparents.
— Bitter Southerner
talking about whether we're actually talking about new music for less time or if we just think we are.
— something old
SOPHIE’s blend of technical excellence, childlike wonder, and ideological clarity were evidence of a generational talent.
Artists recently sold their song catalogs, in deals that have implications for the future of the recording industry.
Contributors set the record straight, highlighting standout acts active between 2001-2020.
— Resident Advisor
A large community of iPod modders resurrects them for their sound and nostalgia
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