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No Age Are Back to Not Taking Themselves Seriously on 'Snares Like a Haircut'

A decade ago, No Age defined everything that was great about late ’00s indie rock; the duo’s first three releases, Weirdo Rippers, Nouns and Everything in Between blended stripped-down experimentation with snooty punk rock, gaining overwhelmingly positive

Tom Hardy Has An Old Mixtape And It’s Not Bad At All

Before Tom Hardy was Bane and other really intense characters on screens big and small he was a rapper named Tommy No 1. He began rapping when he was "about 14 or 15" and even snagged a record

Cadence Weapon Returns, "Bigger and Blacker," on Self-Titled Album

It’s been five years since Cadence Weapon, aka Roland Pemberton, released his most recent album, the relatively sombre Hope in Dirty City. In that time, the socio-political landscape, and hip-hop too, have changed immeasurably.   The world

Bahamas Takes Deadbeat Dads to Task and Overcomes "Folk Fatigue" on 'Earthtones'

Fatherhood has proven to be powerful muse for Afie Jurvanen, but not in the way you might expect. “Bad Boys Need Love Too” — a funky, slow burning highlight from the singer/songwriter’s new LP Earthtones— works not

ID Labs Producer Responds to Our Article About Atlantic Records Unfairly Compensating Producers

Dear DJBooth, I have and will always appreciate your efforts to shine a light on the ten murky, sometimes salacious and always tricky goings-on the music biz and in particular your occasional articles that focus on the

Nick Cannon Defends Working With Chris Brown On Upcoming Indie Film

A couple weeks ago, we reported that Chris Brown & Nick Cannon were teaming up for a new indie film called She Ball, which would focus around a women’s street basketball league. Cannon will not only star in

Chance the Rapper Fires Back At Headline Suggesting His Success Is "Misleading"

There was no Joe Budden on Everyday Struggle today, and there won't be any Budden going forward. But they did have Apple Music's Head Of Artist Curation Carl Chery, and during their chat he pushed back against

Nipsey Hussle Partnered with Atlantic Records to Get to the “Next Level”

Success tastes best when it's found on your terms. Just ask Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle, who, with almost a dozen mixtapes to his name and a fanbase ready to pay upwards $100 for his music, recently

Ridley Scott Weighs In On Why "Blade Runner 2049" Tanked At The Box Office

In a year where sci-fi sequels have been a mixed bag at the box fice, Blade Runner 2049 stands as the antithesis to something like Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Met with near-universal praise by fans and critics alike,

Taylor Bennett Clears Up the “Only Difference” Between Independent & Major Label Artists

Taylor Bennett is back with a new single alongside fellow Chicago rapper Bianca Shaw, the first signee to his very own indie label Taylor Bennett Entertainment. Produced at Audiomack Studios by New York producer TGUT, “Only Difference” showcases