What the White Boy Means When He Says Yo

In July of 1998, the future of youth culture was chillin’ in the parking lot of a hip-hop concert in suburban New Jersey. Smokin’ Grooves, the only annual package tour featuring rap artists, was in to…

The 101 Best Songs of 2014

It’s been as wide-open a race for our favorite songs of the year as any 12-month period we can remember; without one specific artist or movement really putting their imprint on the year, just about an…

The 25 Best Music Videos of 2015

Whether you were Asleep in the Deep or busy practicing your Dope Walk, we’re betting that you carved out time this year to watch some of music’s finest visual work. There were myriad options, whatever…

CMJ: The Best From the Class of 2015

As it has every October for the past 35 years, the CMJ Music Marathon descended upon New York City in a flurry of bands, bands, bands (and, of course, artists, DJs, singer-songwriters, performance art…

SXSW 2015: 22 Artists You Must See

At this year’s South by Southwest conference in Austin, a number of noteworthy lone stars will be making their way to Texas to perform for fans, journalists, and plenty of other artists too. Per usual…

The 66 Best Songs of 2016 So Far

If the album is still supposed to be dying, nobody told 2016 – it’s hard to remember a year that was so dominated by the full-length, with seemingly one major LP roll-out handing the baton to the next…