Jabu is the Bristol trio creating atmospheric R&B about loss for Blackest Ever Black

FACT Rated is our series digging into the sounds and stories the most vital breaking artists around right now. This week Claire Lobenfeld talks to Blackest Ever Black trio Jabu about their dark, loss-laden project Sleep Heavy. One the most intriguing projects from Blackest Ever Black this year comes from electronic R&B trio Jabu. Emerging from […]

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Björk and Rihanna director Floria Sigismondi tells the stories behind her pioneering music videos

Italian-Canadian director Floria Sigismondi tells FACT the stories behind some her greatest music videos, from work with Marilyn Manson and David Bowie to Rihanna and Björk. Floria Sigismondi has directed some the most captivatingly fbeat music videos the last 20 years. After early work with Canadian rockers like The Tea Party and Our Lady Peace, […]

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Burial previews two new tracks, 'Pre Dawn' and 'Indoors'

The 12″ is set to arrive later this month. Burial has shared clips two new tracks, which are set for release on Boddika’s Nonplus Records later this month. ‘Pre Dawn’ and ‘Indoors’ are currently available to preview over at the Bleep site, with the vinyl release landing on October 26. The new 12″ marks Burial’s […]

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Tyga Drops "Boss Up" Single For New Album –

A few hours ago, Tyga took to social media to let us know he is dropping a new single f his new album. Well, here it is! “Boss Up” is a melodic record and catered to the female audience. However, don’t sleep on this fella’s, this one is vibin! Take a listen, now, below and […]

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Word is Bond Pays Tribute to Tom Petty (Hip-Hop Podcast) • Word Is Bond

Tom Petty passed away Monday night and I wanted to pay tribute to him by kicking f this edition Word is Bond Rap Radio with the Teenage Fan Club / De La Soul song that sampled his iconic hit “Free Falling.” After that I get into two hours great hip-hop music mixed live on the […]

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Level Up: Princess Nokia on how the video game community unites the freaks and geeks

Level Up is our new series where we speak to musicians about their favorite video games. Next up, Princess Nokia extols the virtues Mortal Kombat’s female characters and celebrates video game culture as a uniting force for the world’s freaks and geeks… “They take advantage me, and I’ma put ‘em to sleep,” cautions Princess Nokia on her defiant, IDGAF […]

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Singles Club: Björk's first single from her "Tinder album" is one to swipe right on

Each week on the FACT Singles Club, our writers rate and slate the biggest new tracks the last seven days. This week, we enter Björk’s hallucinogenic Utopia with the first single from her eagerly-awaited ninth album, while Burial returns from the shadows with another surprise new track, ‘Rodent’. Elsewhere, Four Tet gives us another glimpse at incoming new album New Energy, […]

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Apathy & O.C. (feat. Jus Cuz) – "Globetrotters"  • Word Is Bond

Apathy and O.C.’s latest single “Globetrotters” take the listener into the duo’s life on the road experience. While their previous singles exhibited their verbal priciency over raw banging beats, ” Globetrotters” instead takes a more relaxed/mellow approach as both emcees give us some insight into what goes on when they leave their homestead to a foreign […]

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Lil Dicky & Brain – How Can U Sleep ft. The Game

Lil Dicky introduced Brain to the world on his 10-minute epic “Pillow Talking” record, and now he has teamed up with his brain again for the new EP, I’m Brain. One the standout songs on the project is “How Can U Sleep” featuring The Game. Have a listen up top and stream Brains’ new project “I’m Brain” on Spotify.

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Nas's Tongue Suggests He and Nicki Minaj Are A Couple [VIDEO] –

In May, the rumors swirled that Nas and Nicki Minaj were finally a couple. During an appearance on Ellen, Nicki copped to having “sleepovers” with Nas but claimed they didn’t have sex because she was staying “celibate” for the year. After that, there was a report that Nicki was just trying to make her ex Meek […]

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