He may not been the most hyped rapper of the year. That is, until everyone heard that this underdog has made the best rap album of the year.
The zealous response to the announcement of new album Hummingbird seems like the L.A. band were gone for years. It's only two, which speaks to just how popular they've become.
Tis the season for another box set of original and classic carols from the chamber pop experimentalist.
Azealia Banks (pictured)
Not sure who to feel more sorry for, Azealia because the album was pushed to 2013 or Spin and Dazed & Confused for putting her on the cover when it was supposed to come out.
Guided By Voices
With a third album set for 2012, GBV have proven too much music isn't always a good thing.
FeaturesOct 29, 2014
Run the JewelsAll Due Respect
El-P is onstage at a Minneapolis nightclub when the confetti falls. A blizzard of white paper he had no idea was coming flutters from the ce...
FeaturesOct 14, 2014
What is it? A cassette compilation issued by British music mag NME celebrating the UK's burgeoning independent scene. Journalists and main ...
FeaturesSep 09, 2014
CommonChicago State of Mind
Common's 10th album Nobody's Smiling focuses on the trials and tribulations of his hometown Chicago. Produced entirely by frequent collabora...
FeaturesAug 29, 2014
Hangout HandbookMy Saskatoon
In our annual Hangout Handbook, Exclaim! asks some of our favourite artists to discuss the hidden gems in their hometowns. Here, Factor (a.k...