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Jhené Aiko: The Arrival

Fresh off appearances on the latest LPs from both Drake and Big Sean, our compadres at HYPETRAK were lucky enough to have the opportunity to sit down with singer/swongwriter Jhené Aiko. While touching on both her recently released EP Sail Out and her...

Kanye West’s Madison Square Garden Rant Targets Hedi Slimane and Nike

Following up his recent rant at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Kanye West took to another New York stage to finish dishing out his issues with the fashion industry, this time taking to the stage of Madison Square Garden to explain his issues with...

Forbes Names Highest Paid Musicians of 2013

With 2013 coming towards an end, Forbes has released their annual listing of the year’s highest paid musicians. It comes as no surprise that Madonna takes the pole position for highest earning musician, having been announced as the highest paid...

Johnny Rain – Villain LP

Thanks to his Lullaby of Machine EP and the artistry of his music video for the track “Jericho,” singer-songwriter Johnny Rain has rightfully garnered the attention of critics and fans alike. Building on the support, the Los Angeles nativ...

HYPETRAK Speaks with BitTorrent’s VP of Marketing Matt Mason About the Future of Sharing

Now and perhaps more than ever, the digital landscape has somewhat ironically devolved into a Wild West – a virtually lawless land complete with its own sheriffs, declared outlaws, and screaming bystanders. Where conservative regulators tip their ten...

Lady Gaga and R. Kelly ‘Do What They Want’ on SNL

Fresh off her latest album release, Lady Gaga took to 30 Rockafeller Plaza this past weekend to host NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Pulling double duty, the ARTPOP songstress also graced viewers with her presence on the SNL musical stage performing her p...

Kanye West Visits the Harvard Graduate School of Design

In the midst of his ‘Yeezus Tour,’ Kanye West took the time to visit the Harvard Graduate School of Design today. Kanye West was joined by his soon-to-be wife Kim Kardashian and DONDA’s creative director Virgil Abloh, where he check...

Boom Town: Detroit in the ’60s by Levi’s Vintage Clothing

While Detroit recently found itself in national bankruptcy, one cannot deny the city’s great influence in music and the automotive world. Celebrating the Motor City’s rich heritage, Levi’s Vintage Clothing presents Boom Town: Detroi...

Google Glass Expands Into Music

Flaunting the expanding possibilities of Glass, Google is set to roll out musical functionality for the augmented reality device. The feature is set to debut amongst “Explorers” – Google Glass beta testers – incorporating searching, sound...

Eminem’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ Performance with Rick Rubin & Skylar Grey

To support his upcoming MMLP2, Eminem performed as the musical guest on this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live. To get the ball rolling, Eminem brought out producer Rick Rubin to help out with his single “Berzerk.” Later on,...

Kanye West Postpones ‘Yeezus Tour’ Indefinitely

Having already pushed his October 20 show in Vancouver to October 31, Kanye West has now put an indefinite hold on his ‘Yeezus Tour’ due to an accident in the city that directly affected his stage equipment. The unfortunate incident cause...

Kanye West Talks ‘Yeezus Tour,’ Meeting Miley Cyrus and Being a Father

Now six shows into his sensational Yeezus tour, Kanye West adds to his unusual amount of press coverage as of late stopping by 97.1 AMPRadio in Los Angeles for a 36-minute conversation. The G.O.O.D. Music general continues the dialogue on creating an...

Hit-Boy Shares His Favorite Kanye West & Jay Z Stories

Standing behind hits like A$AP Rocky’s “Goldie” and Jay Z and Kanye West’s “Niggas in Paris,” Hit-Boy’s recent contributions place him as one of the leading producers in hip-hop today. Here, he catches up wit...

Kanye West Goes on Fashion Rant in Las Vegas

Continuing to keep both fans and the media captivated, Kanye West took the opportunity to offer his piece of mind during the Las Vegas leg of his Yeezus tour. Addressing classicism and racism, Kanye did little to shy away from his candid views, prese...

Rock Legend Lou Reed Has Passed Away at 71

Legendary songwriter and guitarist Lou Reed passed away today on Long Island, New York. Pushing the envelope to rock music for over five decades, Lou Reed’s contribution to the genre cannot be undermined. Launching his career in the ’60s...