Although it may sound new, for more than a decade, Skepta and the Boy Better Know have been making “grime,” a genre of rap that comes exclusively from London. Skepta’s younger brother, JME’s song “96 Bars of Re... Read More
I really do miss the old Kanye. No, this isn’t about whether or not I think College Dropout is better than Yeezus or if Kanye’s rapping has fallen off. This is about Kanye’s work ethic. The man that used to mak... Read More
David Lee Wolper spends too much time in his basement.
The LED lights shining through glass cases illuminate the dark underbelly of his house. The only other light is from his workshop, where there are old ... Read More
On a Saturday morning in Brooklyn, 11 teenage boys sit around in a circle harmonizing sounds. They use their mouths, hands, pencils and even a piece of hard Starburst candy against classroom desks.
“Now tha... Read More
Bryan Burgazzoli has an undeniable charm. He is an entertainer who can deliver clever punchlines to a room filled with people, a romantic who can turn garbage picking into a date night with his wife, and an art... Read More
The video for the A Tribe Called Quest song “Oh My God” opens up with a scene that happens every day in New York City:Q-Tip and Phife Dawg step into their local bodega, which is covered with small graffiti mark... Read More
On Easter Sunday weekend, the genre-busting music group, LCD Soundsystem, announced that it would sell tickets by lottery for two shows at Webster Hall.
I almost broke my keyboard from how fast my fingers f... Read More
Five men draw brightly colored letters on the walls around the railroad tracks near East Fordham Road in the Bronx, surrounded by crates of spray paint. They move gracefully with the vibrant mist , creating sha... Read More
With their debut album, 3001: A Laced Odyssey, the Flatbush Zombies give their loyal fans exactly what they want - even if the group’s signature sound does not come off as fresh as it used to be.
The Flatb... Read More