On 1999’s “My Name Is,” Eminem entered the public imagination with a mandate: “God sent me to piss the world off.” From his provocative early work to the redemption narratives of 8 Mile and beyond, he’s more or less stayed true to form, holding a mirror to the American psyche—andContinue Reading

MindMassage music unites meditation and mindfulness with funky groovy jams and catchy beats. Created by hypnotherapist Alexander Golombeck, MindMassage includes guided meditations, mindfulness, electronic dance, spoken word, singing, live violin and saxophone. Hypnotherapy and guided mediations are often combined with music, whether it’s to relax, focus or to assist inContinue Reading

Discovered after she uploaded a couple examples of her work to the Web, Ari Lennox is an R&B singer/songwriter signed to J. Cole’s Dreamville imprint. Based in Washington, D.C., Lennox began uploading her music around 2012 and released her debut EP, Ariography, in 2013. A couple more stray tracks wereContinue Reading

Chicago-area hip-hop musician Juice WRLD delivers introspective lyrics atop melodic production, echoing Travis Scott and Post Malone. Born Jarad Higgins in 1998, the Calumet Park artist grew up playing piano, drums, and guitar, turning to rap freestyling in high school. Influenced by rock music and Chicago drill from Lil DurkContinue Reading

Despite his evasion of stylistic pigeonholing and no label affiliation — not even a major-bankrolled vanity imprint — Chance the Rapper became one of the most significant artists to infiltrate the mainstream during the 2010s. Through several mixtapes, his output underwent a rapid evolution as he celebrated life and faith,Continue Reading

A Grammy Award-winning alt-rock outfit with a knack for crafting stylish, stadium-ready anthems as emotionally charged as they are radio-friendly, Las Vegas-based Imagine Dragons had their genesis in Provo, Utah, where vocalist Dan Reynolds met drummer Andrew Tolman while the two attended Brigham Young University. In 2009, the group, whichContinue Reading

Britain’s the 1975 are a sophisticated pop outfit who mix swaggering, ’80s-style dance rock and new wave angularity with darkly poetic alt-rock lyricism. Centered on lead singer/guitarist Matt Healy, the 1975 also features guitarist Adam Hann, bassist Ross MacDonald, and drummer George Daniel. Influenced by a range of artists, fromContinue Reading

Born Anton Zaslavski in southwest Germany, Grammy-winning electronic producer Zedd broke onto the European dance scene in 2010 with a remix of Skrillex’s “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites.” Though known for his glitch, pulsing production, Zedd’s musical journey began in the acoustic realm. Raised in a musical family, the futureContinue Reading