Duke Deuce Interview: Memphis & 'Memphis Massacre 2'
“I’ve improved on a lot of shit.”
Anderson .Paak Got His Piece — Now He’s Giving It Back: Interview
“I had nothing for a long time. To have a career that’s lasted over ten years... A lot of kids don’t even get to have hindsight.”
03 Greedo 'Still Summer In The Projects' Album Review
Those jumbo-sized Crayola boxes wish they had this much color.
25 Years Later: Writers Reflect on Nas' 'Illmatic'
We spoke with seven highly respected individuals in the music journalism space to hear their first impressions of 'Illmatic.'
Phony Ppl's Quest to Reach Greener Pastures: Interview
“I don’t know if you ever find your sound, until you’re done making music and you look back on the whole thing.”
How Omar Apollo Is Turning His Passion into Inspiration: Interview
"It's not about me anymore."
Russ: "The Music Business Isn't Set Up for Artists to Get Rich"
"I just hate the victim mentality."
Thutmose Interview: A Chaotic Upbringing Creates a 'Man on Fire'
“It’s about introducing myself in a fiery way… being brought up in a fiery environment, in Brooklyn."
Mac Miller's 'A Celebration of Life' Concert Felt Nothing Like a Concert
Two months after his death, Mac’s presence is no less palpable.
Phony Ppl's 'mō'zā-ik' is a Lush Celebration That Finds Joy in Uncertainty (Review)
After an extended wait, 'mō'zā-ik' feels even more like a special occasion.
Rappers Calling Out Airline Companies: An Absurdly Detailed Investigation
We ranked the 10 most iconic interactions between your favorite rappers and the airlines that bring them to your city.
A Conversation With Chad Hugo About His First N.E.R.D Tour, Life Accomplishments & "Dork-Geezer-Chic" Fashion
“On a scale from 1-10 on achievements of life right now, I’m on 11.”
Inside 03 Greedo's Final Performance Before His 20-Year Prison Term
On a night that almost spiraled out of control without his presence, Greedo showed why he matters so much to the city of Los Angeles
Jaden Smith Is His Own Luminary; Will Smith's Just Riding the Wave
Jaden’s certainly doing his part to solidify the Smith legacy.
The Internet's Patrick Paige II Spills His Soul on Debut Album ‘Letters of Irrelevance’
Paige II reminds us that sometimes the worst pain can bring out the best art.
A Conversation With Mike G About Life After Odd Future & THC-Infused Cotton Candy
The Odd Future alum invited us to his Hollywood studio.
“I Want Bigger Moments”: How A.CHAL is Trying to Crack the Code (Interview)
It all starts with GAZI.
"I’ll Never Need to Be Famous to Survive": An Interview with Do-It-All Creative Super Duper Brick
Why be great at one thing when you can be great at everything?
Meet Adrian Daniel, a 'Flawd' Alt-Soul Singer From Brooklyn
We caught up with the rising star at SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas.
“I’m on a Different Wavelength”: Domo Genesis is Happy Again
"It takes a lot of time to get inspired by real life to go back and rap."
Duckwrth Is Breaking Down Barriers: “I Want to Take the Stigma Away From Pop Music”
The L.A. native is dispelling preconceptions and spreading the UUGLY gospel.
21 Savage Has No Reason to Apologize for All the "Soft Ass N****s" from Atlanta
Ultra-masculine rappers have always ruled hip-hop, but the tide is turning.
Why I'm Not Mad at Syd for Making "Mainstream" R&B
Syd's solo debut was initially a disappointment, but I've grown to champion the album.
Are We Listening to Our Favorite Rappers, or Just Hearing Them?
Meaningful engagement is only possible if fans both care for and connect with the messenger and the message being delivered.