In our exclusive GRAMMY.com interview, Portland rapper Aminé recalls his reaction to the Instagram roller-skate montage from the one and only Beyoncé, plus he shares his favorite John Mayer song of all time.
"We were freaking out about that, me and my friends. Beyoncé is Beyoncé, there's no other [way] of putting it," said Aminé. "But when we saw that, we were just like, "What?"… You know, there's really no words to explain it. But it was really cool. She's a legend. … It was surreal for sure."
In our exclusive GRAMMY.com interview, GRAMMY-nominated rapper DRAM reveals his best off-day on his current tour opening for Kendrick Lamar, where the two artists called an audible and played some football at the Seattle Seahawks' mini-camp.
"In Seattle we had an off day and went to the Seahawks mini-camp. Kendrick was there and they invited me and that s*** was crazy, just seeing all these guys that you know … I got to see [Seahawks safety] Kam Chancellor," said DRAM. "Then after that they let us go to the practice field and play around, and play a little bit of football."
Rising R&B star Khalid reveals the subject matter and inspiration behind his hit debut single "Location," which climbed to No. 16 on the Billboard 100 and was certified platinum all before the young singer's 19th birthday.
In an exclusive GRAMMY.com interview, Maggie Rogers reveals the meaning behind her dreamy song "Dog Years," her memory of playing the famous Troubadour in Los Angeles, and the city that left the biggest impression on her on tour.
"There were a couple of months when I was approaching graduation where I started to think of graduating from college as the afterlife," said Rogers. "Because it's this kind of crazy thing that you always know you're going to finish school inevitably, but nobody ever really tells you what happens afterwards. And everybody has a really different experience with it. 'Dog Years' is sort of my way of saying goodbye and 'see you soon' to my friends from college."
"That was important just as a symbol of unity for a city that is often very divided and broken in a lot of different ways," said Mensa about his Lollapalooza performance with Chance The Rapper. "And a lot of people know that Chance and I grew up together and that was just something that kind of brought a positive energy back to the city."
Drew Love and Dante Jones of L.A.-based R&B/beats-influenced duo THEY. share some of the craziest moments from their recent headlining world tour. Here's a hint: It involves a lot of crowd surfing.
GRAMMY-nominated Chicago-born artist Ryan Raddon, better known as Kaskade, sat down with us backstage at Lollapalooza, where he discussed the current state of dance music and festivals, revealed the story behind his remix of Imagine Dragons' "Believer" and teased what new projects he's been working on.
"Dance music is really pop music. It's popular culture, it's the sound of now," said Kaskade. "That's great. For a guy like me, it's been a long time coming."