Forty years on from “The Breaks,” emcee Kurtis Blow and b-boy Crazy Legs cast their minds back to their milestone release.
Consider this piece less of an investigation and more of a candid observation
“Beach Chair” was the moment JAY-Z finally let go of his youth, marking his journey into the philosophical elder statesman we celebrate today.
In celebration of Isaiah Rashad’s sophomore album, we present a series of vignettes for a ‘The Sun’s Tirade’ summer.
“With every fresh listen, ‘DAMN.’ sounds more and more like a premonition of the end of days, an album made for this exact uncertain and imperfect world.”
“Within Frank’s fresh hell, he finds his heaven.”
She says it herself: “We will always be fine.”
“Griselda is literally built from the ground up.”
Every so often, you stumble upon a special artist. That’s Kenny Mason, angelic hoodrat.
Let’s run the numbers, shall we?
Be kind to the legends going the distance, you never know what they’re going through.
‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ wasn’t made to be ordinary, it was made to be exceptional.
“When I’m not manic, music is the only thing keeping me stable.”