It's the most wonderful time of the year as CMJ has once again descended over the good people of New York City. The College Music Journalism festival is bringing over 1,000 acts across all genres to the city, which makes planning a five-day foray into the fires of college radio a touch daunting. Those among you who are hip-hop heads (i.e., the coolest kids) are in luck: We've assembled a rundown of everything beats-and-rhymes happening at CMJ this year.
Joey Bada$$ Brings Pro Era to CMJ
While you've probably heard about the Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era showcase on Thursday, or the free Tommy Boy showcase on Wednesday, one of the best parts about CMJ has always been the opportunity to see acts that are never really in New York. Hip-hop especially benefits this week, and this year is no exception, as artists from such exotic locations as Taiwan and Alabama will be showing what they can do with a mic. Here's a day-by-day breakdown of everything CMJ.More »