More Mac Miller, a New Maggot Brain, and Patrick Cowley's "Mechanical Fantasy Box"

This week, Mac Miller fans received something akin to a divine message from the grave. Miller’s estate released the late artist’s first posthumous single, “Good News,” from his unfinished sixth-studio album, Circles, which is set for release today.  Both tender and gloomy, “Good News”’ creeps along steadily, strung together with sleepy guitar-picking over polished textures.

Nile Rodgers and Prince Make Plans for Essence

[Updated] In his book Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny, Nile Rodgers tells the story of his ascent from guitarist in the house band at the Apollo to Chic--the biggest self-contained band of the disco era--to a successful career as a producer in the '80s, when he recorded David Bowie's Let's Dance

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