We speak with the Philly rapper about liberation and her new single, “Bittersweet.”
“I just pay attention. I read the comments. I always try to make sure I give them the things that they love.”
We speak with Ayoni about her new single, “Unmoved,” and Black woman truth.
“It feels amazing, but also weird to see thirteen years later.”
Veteran producer Drumma Boy talks about his new single, “Burn,” and matching his music with his mission.
“Freedom is knowledge of self, knowing who you are and what you stand for.”
“I’m thinking about listeners 100 years from now.”
“I have the liberty to drop music as frequently as I want, and that’s all I wanted to do when I was on a label.”
“I’m still very, very hungry.“
It’s been a mystery for nearly 20 years, but through the efforts of a devoted digger, a coveted MF DOOM sample has been uncovered. How, why, and what does it mean?
We caught up with Raury to discuss his forthcoming “hip-hop project,” the first of its kind, due out later this summer.
“I went to my close people and they told me that this is the medicine we needed.”
“That’s part of creativity, too. You have to reach into the fire and take things out of there.”
“Discover, develop, deliver; repeat.”
Sheff G’s unfettered confidence—the trademark of a Brooklyn rapper—anoints him as a torchbearer.
“You gotta treat life normal, just to stay sane, because I was going kinda crazy at first.”
In a roundtable interview, we speak with the incredible, GRAMMY-winning team behind Koffee’s ‘Rapture’ EP.
“Some people will like you and some people won’t. That’s life.”
“It was the first thing I remember loving to do.”
“I like getting in the ring with guys and changing their idea of what a female rapper is.”
“It’s crazy how that all played out…”
“My goal is to make something timeless that will make a 16-year-old and a 60-year-old want to dance.”
“They don’t sell you a dream. Most distribution companies lie to you.”
We sat down with Frank Hill to talk about his new five-track EP, ‘SELF,’ his “Goku complex,” and forever getting stronger.
“I know there’s competition, so I gotta always do my best and put my heart in it.”
“I bought a plane ticket to New York because Mavi was having a proper show at Baby’s All Right in New York. Within 24 hours, I was on my way there with my camera.”
“When I did ‘Soul Bounce’ and stuff, I was trying to think, ‘What can I perform at the protest?’”
“We’re all just humans on this planet, trying to figure it out.”
“I was working with a couple of dream brands. All my plans were erased, and thousands of dollars gone.”
“I’m contributing to something that’s bigger than me, especially as a Black creative.”
On her debut EP, the 19-year-old singer-songwriter writes deep odes to love and heartbreak — and they’re connecting.
“Determination ties into ‘My Garden’ the way it ties into my whole life and mindset as a musician. Which is to wake up and do it every day, and be writing every day.”