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May 21, 2020

Disclosure (aka brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence) have announced a new album, ENERGY, and shared its title track (and an accompanying video). ENERGY is due out August 28 via Capitol. More

Soundtracking the Resistance - Still Marching

The Gun Control Fight Continues

Mar 30, 2018

This week we talk the anti-gun violence movement which seems to be picking up steam, plus scandals, redistricting, Julian Assange, racism, Wes Anderson, and CHVRCHES. More

Sufjan Stevens to Perform “Mystery of Love” at the Oscars

Song Written for Call Me By Your Name; Mary J. Blige, Common, and Miguel to Also Perform at this Year's Academy Awards

Feb 23, 2018

There’s not a strong history of indie rockers performing at the Oscars, simply because they aren’t often nominated for Best Original Song. But it’s been announced that Sufjan Stevens, who is nominated for Best Original Song for “Mystery of Love” from Call Me By Your Name, will perform the song at the ceremony on March 4. More

Watch Beyoncé, Janelle Monáe, etc. in “23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You’re Black in America” Vid

Video Led by Alicia Keys Also Features Bono, Rihanna, Common, Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Rosario Dawson, Lenny Kravitz, and More

Jul 13, 2016

Alicia Keys and the We Are Here Movement have spearheaded a new video in collaboration with Mic called “23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black in America.” More

Lauryn Hill, Nas, Raekwon and Ghostface, Mobb Deep, Black Star Perform Seminal LPs at Rock the Bells

Festival Also Features Common, GZA, Erykah Badu, Curren$y, Freddie Gibbs, Big K.R.I.T., and more.

Jul 27, 2011

Guerilla Union‘s 11th iteration of the rap festival series Rock the Bells announced its stellar 2011 lineup, and it’s bursting with classic rappers performing seminal albums in their entireties. More


Mar 16, 2018

At this stage, Karriem Riggins can work with anyone. He already has. If you’re not already a fan of one of the most dynamic and creative drummers in the business, then you’ve undoubtedly heard his craft on albums by artists as diverse as Kanye West and Paul McCartney, Diana Krall and J Dilla. More


Sep 22, 2014

Something strange happened to hip-hop in the past decade: the genre’s most conscious artists, once considered incendiary, somehow became legacy artists. More