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Listen to Saba Feat. Tink, “Temporary”
Chicago has a storied tradition of battle rap, and some of its most revered MCs have been involved in the less-than-legal. But with the notable exception of the drill movement, most of the music that has broken through to mainstream audiences over the last decade has been message-based, with a socio…
Read Jidenna’s Open Letter About Nigeria
With a massive hit already under his belt, Jidenna is enjoying a considerable amount of publicity. Unfortunately for the "Classic Man," not all of it has been positive; the Wisconsin-born, Nigerian-raised rapper and singer has recently come under fire from some observers and on soc…
Flipagram Signs Licensing Deals With Major and Indie Labels
In what the mobile app's founders are calling a “sweeping series of global licensing deals,” Flipagram is set to bring its users a massive catalog of music. The app—which allows users to set sequences of photos or video clips to music--has come to terms with major and indie labels alike, counting Wa…
Vic Mensa Is Going on Tour
Vic Mensa is having a helluva year and the young MC is gearing up to go on tour this summer. Along with performing at festivals and big stages like this weekend's Pitchfork Festival, the Made in America Festival and the Mad Decent Block Party, Mensa is doing a six-date solo tour that is in conj…

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