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Watch Mac DeMarco and Shamir Interview Each Other, Play Jenga

Watch Mac DeMarco and Shamir Interview Each Other, Play Jenga
Mac DeMarco and Paper Beautiful Person Shamir Bailey, are both on the way up musically (for one, both are performing next weekend at the Pitchfork Music Festival). Today, Complex released a video in which these rising stars and friends interview...… Read Full Story

See Gregg Araki's Full Short Film For Kenzo

Though he's no stranger to bold patterns and chokers, Gregg Araki has created his first-ever fashion film, whose trailer we ran last month, for Kenzo's new F/W '15 line. Between Slowdive playing in the background, a handlebar mustache, and... Read Full Story

Dennis Rodman & Pusha T Star in a Video for the Wild Skrillex Remix of "Burial"

Last year, Pusha T and Yogi teamed up to give us the massive banger "Burial," and if that wasn't enough to get your heart racing/fists-a-pumping, Skrillex and friends have now given the track a gloomy, glitched-up facelift.  With a little... Read Full Story

Hello Kitty is Finally Getting Her Very Own Feature Film

photo via FacebookThe Hello Kitty movie you've always wanted (but mysteriously never had) is officially in the works -- and will be screening just in time to celebrate her 45th birthday.  According to reports, the iconic cartoon cat/global cute ambassador/serial... Read Full Story

10 Rising UK Hip Hop Acts You Should Be Listening to Right Now

Often considered American hip-hop's little cousin, UK hip-hop has grown considerably in recent years in terms of popularity and wealth of talent. The UK has long produced a crop of great rappers including the likes of Ms. Dynamite, Estelle, Dizzee... Read Full Story

Ignore the Miguel/Frank Ocean "Beef" and Just Have More Sex

Sometimes, artists with some superficial similarities are forced into competitive narratives. Who is the real king of New York? Should you care about Jack White making snippy comments about Foo Fighters when your dad will continue to play both at... Read Full Story

Check Out THRILLERS' Steamy New Video, "Body High"

In the midst of these sweaty summer months, LA-based THRILLERS have released one steamy music video for their latest single, "Body High," which we're excited to premiere on PAPER. The funktronica duo, comprised of brothers Gregory and Jeremy Pearson,... Read Full Story

Unburied In Detroit: How Music Is Reviving the Battle-Scarred Heart of the Heartland

Packard Automotive Plant By now, everybody's heard the story. Detroit, once one of the biggest cities in the country, has faltered, a victim of bankruptcy and ruin porn -- "that place people avoid," to quote singer-songwriter Mike Posner, from... Read Full Story

Watch Meek Mill, Metro Boomin and Future "Jump Out the Face"

Meek Mill is having a pretty good month so far. His latest album, Dreams Worth More Than Money, is set to -- possibly -- be his first to reach the top spot on the Billboard charts. His relationship with Nicki... Read Full Story

Malia Obama is Lena Dunham's New "Girls" Intern

Malia Obama already has quite the resume for someone who just turned 17 over the holiday weekend -- but now the First Teen/hip-hop tastemaker can add a summer internship at HBO's Girls to the mix.  She's already been spotted around Williamsburg doing... Read Full Story