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

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

The Sunday Funnies

Your 2000 tech news update: Blockbuster signs 20-year deal with Enron to deliver VHS-quality video over DSL lines. pic.twitter.com/I4yMAvIU1V-- Harry McCracken (@harrymccracken) July 1, 2015 An extremely depressing blast from the past -- at least if you worked for Blockbuster... Read Full Story

The Best Music In June

Best AlbumsJamie xx - In ColourLast Friday, as the news about the Supreme Court's decision to effectively legalize gay marriage in all 50 states broke, I couldn't help but think about Jamie xx's In Colour, one of the finest records... Read Full Story
Shooting Suburban Space with Photographer Natalie O'Moore

Shooting Suburban Space with Photographer Natalie O'Moore

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Our Guide to the Best July 4th Weekend Events In NYC

GIF by Juliette KangWhether you're stuck in the city or looking for a last-minute (or 24-hour) escape, here's our picks for the best parties, comedy shows, film screenings and more going on in NYC over the July 4th weekend.Friday, July... Read Full Story