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Here are the tracks that literally shook us this year.
Common recruits Electronica and Vince Staples for a rework of his Nobody’s Smiling single.
Including a performance of “Clique” with Common, Jay Electronica, and Vince Staples.
Between the return of Damien Rice and a brand-new song from Grouper, this week saw fall get off to a melancholy start, even by the standards of a season whose main thing is that everything dies all the time. But …
A burning protest from his upcoming Def Jam debut, Hell Can Wait.
Songs to get you through one particularly bad week.
The Long Beach rapper drops the first preview of Hell Can Wait.
Pharrell, Tyler the Creator, Rick Ross, Earl Sweatshirt, and more highlight this year’s lineup.
A gritty-yet-glamorous shot of life in the inner-city.
A gritty and effective taste of Nobody’s Smiling.