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Watch Kendrick Lamar interview N.W.A about their legacy, values, and more

Ice Cube, Dr Dre, MC Ren, and DJ Yella - the living members of iconic rap group N.W.A - recently sat down with Compton's new poster child, Kendrick Lamar, for an interview set up by Billboard. Having Kendrick conduct the interview seems to loosen up each member - particularly Cube and Dre - who give one of their most revealing interviews to date, talking about the impact of N.W.A in popular culture, their values, and reflecting on how far they have come.

Exclusive Playlist: Sam Hales of The Jungle Giants serves up five tunes guaranteed to make you feel good!

We're getting closer and closer to all the good things: warmer weather, festival season and some massive headline tours to wrap up the year by some of our favourite artists. For our Artists of the Month, The Jungle Giants, they've got a stack of appearances coming up over the next few months in support of their recently released album Speakerzoid. Not only do they have a headline tour of their own, but they've recently been announced on a run of festival dates before the year is out too. Frontman Sam Hales has given us a little glimpse into some jams that he loves, guaranteed to psych us up for all the good times fans still have ahead in the new few months!

Exclusive Track By Track Feature: A look at The Demon Parade's 'Stone Circles EP'!

The Demon Parade kick off their Stone Circles EP tour this week and if we're honest, this EP has packed a lot of punch that is set to fill out some stellar shows. For the Melbourne psych/garage act, the release of the Stone Circles EP on Friday has been the culmination of a lot of hard work for the four piece, having refined and worked on their sound solidly not only through studio sessions, but on stages alongside the likes of Swervedriver and the Brian Jonestown Massacre. We turn the spotlight on to the Stone Circles EP and take a closer look at its songs today - read on to find out more, courtesy of Michael Badger.

the AU playlist: Sean Price - 12 tracks we love in memory of the legendary emcee

If you grew up listening to 90's hip hop then chances are you grew up listening to a lot of Sean Price in one way or another. Back when hip hop was largely focused on lyricism, the man was a mainstay in underground hip hop, highly regarded and highly influential stemming from his smooth, no-bullshit style, sharp wit, and genuinely thoughtful rhymes. A stand out on pretty much every posse cut he was featured on, whether it to be as a part of Boot Camp Clik, Heltah Skeltah or just on his own, Sean P would constantly attack the mic with such technical mastery that he became one of the most respected emcees and remained that way until this weekend, when he sadly passed away at just 43 years old in his family home in Brownsville.

Nightshows, Afterparties, Brand Activations and Buddy Guy's Birthday: Three days in Chicago during Lollapalooza

Chicago is transformed by Lollapalooza every year, giving the some 100,000 attendees, alongside those who didn't get a ticket, the chance to experience the bands and the flavour of the incredible music that the event offers. Last weekend we headed to Chicago to check out the festival and also see what else the city had to offer...

Hanging backstage at Lollapalooza with Peking Duk, Django Django, Twin Peaks, Angus and Julia Stone and more


Pictured: Peking Duk. Photo by Daniel Boczarski

We got to spend quite a lot of time backstage at Lollapalooza this year, interviewing a pile of our favourite artists - which you'll be seeing online in the days to come - and thought we'd bring you a few candid moments we captured over the weekend, from Peking Duk just after they destroyed it on stage to Chicago's own Twin Peaks, Angus and Julia Stone and a bit of a photobomb during our Hermitude interview. View on:

The AU's 7 favourite performances and discoveries from Lollapalooza Chicago 2015

With what must have been hundreds of performances over three days on more than eight stages, Chicago's iconic Lollapalooza festival has its fair share of eclectism and choice for all attendees. And alongside the big names - from Paul McCartney to Metallica - there are plenty of unknowns too. Emerging local, national and international artists who the festival wants to give you the chance to discover. Our following feature runs through a couple of our own favourite discoveries at the festival, alongside our favourite performances from the bands we already know.

NT hip-hop artist Requiem gives us his Top 10 Jams for Darwin Chillin'!


Photo Credit: Daniel Hartley-Allen

While us Southerners continue to freeze our way through the final bits of winter, our mates up in the north battle with the dry season conditions that are envied by the rest of us. We recently reconnected with Darwin hip-hop artist Requiem on our recent trip to the NT, where he's been busily working on the release and promotion of his debut album Louvres - ahead of his launch gig at the Darwin Festival this weekend, Requiem has gone through his music library and sourced us his top ten tunes to bump when looking to kick back and chill.

Splendour Spotlight: Our 11 favourite sets of Splendour in the Grass 2015

Splendour in the Grass has once again come and gone, and while we're free of the mud-caked wasteland that North Byron Parklands became, we will miss what really mattered first and foremost: the music. Splendour is always teeming with bands and artists giving it their very all, matching the reputation of arguably Australia's best festival with career-defining sets from local acts and big showcases from internationals both new and old. There's always much, much more than just a few highlights coming out of the weekend, whether it be a new band/artist you stumbled upon or a long-awaited live performance from an iconic band. Here, we reflect on our 11 favourite performances from the three days of live music.

Five performances you can't miss at Lollapalooza 2015 this Sunday August 2nd - other than Florence!

Lollapalooza is now two days and nights down, with Metallica headlining the Grant Park festival on Saturday evening. With recent Australian visitors Florence + The Machine set to bring it home on Sunday, the final day, it's safe to say that Lolla has done it up right for its 2015 event. We continue our look at the program day-by-day and bring you five bands that aren't to be missed, other than the flame-haired headliner, of course!