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Thursday, September 24, 2015
Years ago, who would've predicted that Tyler, the Creator and A$AP Rocky—two Internet-borne yet ostensibly opposite rap stars—would be touring together?
A little background: In 2011, they were the future, representing youth movements as progressive as they were nostalgic. Tyler made waves for reinvigorating the transgressive shock-rap of MCs like ...
Friday, April 24, 2015
They say you can't overestimate the power of a good handshake. If that's the case, my job interview with Waka Flocka Flame was doomed from the start.
I went in for the sort of greeting I'm familiar with -– a clasp that pivots up into a grip and pulls in ...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Saturday's hottest ticket in New York City was to see a band nobody's heard of. The Reflektors burned through a fan-only presale, and tickets hit the secondary market at prices high as $5,000 — a hefty sum to see any band, much less a band yet to release its first ...
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
There were two very different hip-hop shows in New York on Saturday: the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival and New Era's #WearYourAllegiance show.
The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival was attended by rap's growing middle-aged contingent. Fittingly, it took place in Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5, on the shore of the beautiful, upscale, residential ...
Friday, April 26, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Say you fell in love with D'Angelo's Voodoo in 2006 — six years after it was released. The hype over "Untitled (How Does It Feel?)" had long since dissipated, and media inquiries about his status reached an all-time low. The man wasn't exactly keeping the hearth alive — ...