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City slickers will hate this new countrified Apple Music ad


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Brantley Gilbert and his posse star in the Apple Music ad.
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Country music fans can take a motorcycle ride through the heart of rural America with singer Brantley Gilbert in the latest ad for Apple Music.

Apple released its new ad today that showcases Gilbert’s love for small towns and Harleys while also promoting the companies music streaming service. The minute long ad features songs from Gilbert, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Born to Be Wild. But for those that hate country, Brantley tosses some Kendrick Lamar into the mix too.

Check it out:

One of Kendrick Lamar’s new songs was created entirely on iPhone


GarageBand on iPhone
Your next school assignment could be in GarageBand.
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Kendrick Lamar unleashed his eagerly anticipated fourth studio album, DAMN, on the world today.

Lamar is known for his perfectionism, using some of the best producers and equipment in the game to get his sound just right. But when it came to one of the best tracks on his new album, one of Lamar’s producers crafted the entire thing using only his iPhone.

The 10 best albums of 2015


2015 was packed with incredible albums
2015 was packed with incredible albums
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Cult of Mac's Best of 2015 2015 has been a big year for brilliant albums, with everyone from Kendrick Lamar to Adele blasting out savory songs that changed the landscape of music. We saw Jamie XX arise as an incredible solo act, Ben Gibbard got his emo-groove back, and Drake dominated the rap world with brutal rap battles and meme-tastic music videos.

It was tough to narrow down the amazing albums of 2015 to just 10, but here are our favorite albums of the year.

Kendrick Lamar’s album hits iTunes one week ahead of schedule


'To Pimp a Butterfly' is here early. Photo: Interscope Records
'To Pimp a Butterfly' is here early. Photo: Interscope Records

One of the most highly anticipated rap albums of 2015 has landed on iTunes a week early.

To Pimp a Butteryfly, the follow-up to Kendrick Lamar’s highly acclaimed album good kid, m.A.A.d city is slated for wide release on March 23rd, but thanks to an error with iTunes pre-order, customers can access the hot new album right now.