Some matches are made in heaven -- others, like Run The Jewels, are made in the murky, underwater trenches of underground hip-hop. Named after a verse in LL Cool's J "Cheesy Rat Blues," RTJ swerves like a great white shark -- sleek as hell, just don't get caught in those teeth. This isn't the firs ... More >>
Rage Against the Machine was poised to take the reins of rock when the band delivered The Battle of Los Angeles on November 2, 1999. The band's third studio album burned with unbridled rebellion fueled by Zack de la Rocha's radical rhymes and Tom Morello's experimental mastery on guitar. The vanguar ... More >>
Run the Jewels, the brainchild of renowned producer/rapper El-P and co-conspirator Killer Mike, has garnered piles of attention, praise and accolades since its 2013 debut. While the two artists themselves are no strangers to genre-bending and brow-raising collaborations (the pair recently released a ... More >>
By Dan McQuade Trent Reznor sure is a happy guy these days. In a recent interview in The Fader, Reznor is even shown as chipper when facing a root canal. Reznor's apparent changed mood is so interesting because he has faced his demons so publicly in his music. Reznor today is sober. His first Nine ... More >>
Censorship is one of music's longer running conflicts, a struggle where the desire for marketability often trumps creative freedom. That's been the case for every music video game in existence, titles that constantly walk the aforementioned tightrope. One of the more challenging songs to appear in ... More >>
Mention Steve Aoki in a crowded room and watch the reactions; some will cross themselves in reverence, most will nod their recognition at the name, and the rest will know him only as "a DJ." But Steve Aoki has never been just a DJ; he's a modern auteur with his finger rammed in the proverbial sphinc ... More >>
You wanted the best — you got the best: Guitar Hero III.
Carry On (Suretone/Interscope)
Don't fret. Guitar Hero II kills the opening act.
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Chet Atkins, that is
Or "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Ignore Audioslave"
Roni Size is dedicated to moving forward, boundaries be damned
Lyricist Lounge, Volume 2 (Rawkus)
The Roots roll into town with their earth-toned "Okay Player" show