"That element of not knowing what you're doing ... it felt like '3 Feet High and Rising'"
Dr. Dre protege blasts off into a mellow world of far-out vibes
'Now That's What I Call Rock!' producers open their "big tent"
"We've been making so much new material"
Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda on rebooting his hip-hop project
Miami's smutmaster general influenced countless musicians and turned dick jokes into an art
The biggest boss in rap tries to bare his soul, but do we want to hear it?
The year's best in noise, out-jazz, contemporary classical, ambient, drone and more
Ambitious LPs, masterful mixtapes and more
Clipse MC sticks to his black-steel flow in the hour of chaos
Jack Ü, Disclosure, Jlin and more
Veteran composer on his Golden Globe-nominated soundtrack
The Weeknd, Erykah Badu, Janet Jackson and more
Nineties legends and future-minded grinders: The year in heavy
"There's more to 'heavy' than just bludgeon and black"