Music

Track by Track: Aesop Rock Breaks Down His Incredible Album 'Skelethon'

Track by Track: Aesop Rock Breaks Down His Incredible New Album ‘Skelethon’

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Get Aesop’s take on each of the tracks from his newest effort.

Return of the O.G.s: 8 Legendary Summerstage Shows That Make Us Hate Not Living in New York

8 Reasons We Hate Not Living In New York: Legendary Artists Performing at Summerstage 2012

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

We’re pissed. As not-New-Yorkers we’ll be missing out on eight incredible shows at this year’s Summerstage.

Hip Hop Commencement Speeches

Rap & Gown: 10 MCs We Actually Want to See Give a Commencement Speech

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

If you could have any rapper speak at your college commencement, who would it be?

Best Kept Fresh Vol. 101

Best Kept Fresh Vol. 101

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Hand-picked hip hop is back!

Hip Hop's Lost Identity: Revisiting EPMD's 'Crossover'

Hip Hop’s Lost Identity: Revisiting EPMD’s ‘Crossover’

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Kevin reflects back on EPMD’s classic anti-pop rap anthem.

Headspins, Headshots, & History: Big Zach's Quest to Chronicle Twin City's Hip Hop

Headspin, Headshots, & History: Big Zach’s Quest to Chronicle Twin City’s Hip Hop

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

We talk with Big Zach about his chronicle of Twin Cities hip hop.

Ricky Shabazz Interview

Lights, Camera, Rappin: Ricky Shabazz and the Boom Bap Boys Present Hip Hop for the Eyes

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

We talk with Ricky Shabazz about making hip hop tracks come to life in his incredible music videos.

Record Store Day

Is Record Store Day Actually Hurting Record Stores?

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Is the true meaning of RSD being buried under the hype?

The Real Hologram: Why Coachella Sucks for Hip Hop Fans

The Real Hologram: Why Coachella Sucks for Hip Hop Fans

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Coachella’s attempt to resurrect ‘Pac failed as miserably as their hip hop offerings each and every year.

From Fantasy to Reality: Tonedeff Talks About His Long-Awaited 'Chico and The Man' Album with Kno

From Fantasy to Reality: Tonedeff Talks About His Long-Awaited ‘Chico and The Man’ Album with Kno

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Tonedeff explains his role as an artist and label owner, as well as his upcoming project with CunninLynguists producer, Kno — Chico and The Man.