While many artists put their homies on, very few put them first.
DJ Esco's Amsterdam birthday celebration ended with an IRL nightmare. Here's what it's like to get locked up in Dubai.
Mama Loaf was there from day one. Here, in her own words, she explains how DeJ made it.
Streaming services WiMP and TIDAL position Jay Z to compete with Spotify
Talking Tumblr, A-list friends, and internet fame with the rising singer
The rapid-fire music producer makes his debut on the renowned UK label.
Info about his new album, having more kids with Kim, and why he's trying to chill out.
The latest news from reggae's roots revivalist.
Spike Jonze-directed video featuring Kanye and North West.
With homegrown hits like "Koene," this beatmaker is heating up Accra like no other.
House music is everywhere in South Africa but this seasoned producer is pushing the sound somewhere new.
From marriage ceremonies to world tours, Seymali explains how breaking with tradition is helping put the little known African country on the musical map.
Fouma System's intercontinental collab bridges the best of both worlds.
Q&A on the history of African hip-hop, and where it stands today.
Benjamin Lebrave's biweekly African column heads to South Africa to meet beat-maker Jumping Back Slash.
Benjamin Lebrave's twice-a-month column on African music. Against the norm, this new Ghanaian artist studies the stage first.
Ghana-based Benjamin Lebrave speaks fluent French and English, and can schmooze in Spanish and Portuguese. This week, he writes about Guinea Bissau's Buruntuma.
Angolan house music is starting to pop off in Mozambique. Acizzy & Squeeze are at the forefront of the coastal country's growing scene.
Portugal's wildly named DJ chops up kuduro and afrohouse. Read an interview and download his song "Hwwamba."