8 days ago | Hip-Hop
Jazz drummer and beatmaker Karriem Riggins just had a hell of a year. He produced Kanye West’s “30 Hours,” co-wrote and featured on Kaytranada’s “Bus Ride” and co-produced all of Common’s latest album, Black America Again with his fellow L.A. jazz...
1 month ago | Hip-Hop
“Shit was crazy,” says Dominique Purdy, better known as The Koreatown Oddity. Cops were obsessively pulling him over for driving while black. And after his ride got towed, he was borrowing friends’ cars to keep his pizza-delivery job. The drama bi...
2 months ago | Hip-Hop
After 10 years writing for other artists, Gizzle is finally launching her own career with her debut album, "The Jump."
3 months ago | Hip-Hop
On his eighth LP, the former gangbanger and ex-Marine confronts American racism in stark, riveting terms, with help from Myka 9 and Killer Mike.
4 months ago | Gangsta Is What That Is
2Pac taught me that my voice is a “weapon” for waging war against a rigged system that was historically intended to incarcerate or kill me before I was 25.
7 months ago | Hip-Hop
Netflix’s The Get Down is a musical odyssey about the birth of hip-hop and its sometimes violent labor pains. Depending on whom you ask, the show is either white Australian director Baz Luhrmann playing Christopher Columbus to hip-hop’s origin sto...