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Don’t see this video? Click here. Spinning records backwards was once condemned as satanic. But when DJ Dahi reverses samples — or alters his voice — to produce hits for the likes of Pusha T, Kendrick Lamar or Childish Gambino, it’s a ministry of texture and sound. The Formula is a five-episode series on the art of […]

Angelica Garcia decorated the Tiny Desk with colorful fabrics, orange flowers, a fuchsia dress, and a great deal of pride in what she calls her “Salva-Mex-American” heritage. Her song “Orange Flower” got my attention back in 2016, but I thought of her only as a Virginia rock and roller. Not anymore. Angelica Garcia’s music in the 2020s embraces […]

The hip-hop star’s “Toosie Slide” video, an opulent take on social distancing shot in his Toronto penthouse, is at once obvious and sneakily profound.

Whatever your goals, remember to move with your energy on ten. New tracks from Kari Faux, Yung Baby Tate, Odunsi (The Engine), Skepta and more will help.

Don’t see this video? Click here. Three samples. Three genres. Three generations. Watch 9th Wonder take us on a sonic journey while breaking down the trio of beats he produced for one Kendrick Lamar classic: “Duckworth.” The Formula is a five-episode series on the art of sampling in which acclaimed hip-hop producers show us how they find […]

The collaboration-loving bassist said “It’s hard to see clearly through the pain of losing him,” when asked about the death of close friend Mac Miller. That loss permeates his fourth studio album.

If there is any pop star that is perfectly suited to our current moment — someone who works in isolation, rarely appears in large public spaces and communicates mostly through occasionally cryptic social media posts — it’s Frank Ocean. He released two new songs, “Dear April” and “Cayendo,” on his Blonded YouTube channel and streaming services […]

In new album “PTSD,” Chicago’s G Herbo tells us that gangstas can cry too

Whether Just Blaze is tapping out sampled drums or utilizing live drummers in the studio, his ability to harness energy is what makes his beats so dynamic.

Independent artists’ bottom lines are shrinking as the coronavirus outbreak continues — here’s what you can do to help.