Jimmy Napes worked on huge records with Sam Smith, Disclosure, and Mary J. Blige. Now he's ready for his close-up
Plus read an interview with the Brooklyn producer who's come a long way since "Harlem Shake."
Watch a new explosive clip for Chinx's latest banger.
The NY artist serves up a striking mix of top-of-the-charts pop intuition and artful, giddy experimentation.
A downbeat remix that doesn't sacrifice the sugar.
Chaz Bundick talks sample sources, Beyoncé and FKA Twigs, trap trends and what's in a name.
"I sample weird wild shit because I think my fans need to hear it."
Up north, somewhere between rap and R&B, four young artists forge a brave new sound.
The legendary producer drops some serious knowledge on Aretha, Ginuwine, and what today's producers can learn from the past.
Producer/beacon of light Ryan Hemsworth has a new FADER column, a tour diary of his global travels. The first one's about his first trip to Japan.
The Terror Town MC talks Chi-Raq and Nicki Minaj.
Nicki Minaj's latest, "Chi-Raq," gives a well deserved spotlight to Chiraq's own rising star Lil Herb.
Lil Herb (aka G Herbo) prepares for his long-awaited "Welcome To Fazoland" tape with "Koolin'," a weighty bit of conscious drill.
Take a gritty and engaging tour of three Chicago rapper's hometown haunts.
G-Herbo can finally afford the price of fame, but still looks out for the fam.
T.I., Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J and DJ Drama lend Chicago upstart Lil Bibby a hand on his new mixtape
The Lil duo rep Chicago together on a track from Bibby's upcoming tape Free Crack II.
The original Chicago hip-hop ambassador links up with an emerging drill star.
The rising Chicago spitter talks tough and mourns fallen friends
To send off the Adult Swim staple series, DJ Drama and Don Cannon have curated an 18-track mixtape that features Killer Mike, Lil Herb, Problem, and more.
Lil Herb and Lil Bibby join forces for a grim flip of "Sunglasses At Night."
Lil Herb's frontrunner for best Chicago release of 2014, Shy Glizzy's DC meets Atlanta sound, Doughboyz Cashout's early-2000s homage, and Brenmar's club music.
Chicago's Lil Herb drops his long-awaited "Welcome To Fazoland" mixtape, a new entry into the canon of lyrically oriented drill.
Chicago's Lil Herb is now G Herbo. Here, he and Lil Bibbby recount how much their lives changed in the past year.