But are they just preaching to the choir?
Electric Daisy Carnival is back at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway this year, June 21-23. It is sold out. But we'll provide full coverage, in case you can't be there. The full lineup is below, in alphabetical order.
You only need one song to blow up, and sometimes it doesn't even need to be originally yours. Salva learned this in June when the electronic producer collaborated with RL Grime to remix Kanye West's "Mercy." With no premeditated plan or press campaign, the pair threw it up on Salva's Soundcloud page ... More >>
Captain Murphy, Pac Div The Airliner 11/28/12 Earlier this week, a local mystery rapper calling himself Captain Murphy announced that he'd be performing at Low End Theory last night. See also: More Low End Theory Oral History From Those Who Helped Build It People got excited about it, so much s ... More >>
Earlier this week we blew your minds with our post about rappers cats, which included the bombshell that the so-called Snoop "Dogg" actually owns a pair of kittens. But of even greater controversy was our reporting on hip-hop superproducer Just Blaze's cat, called Rags Lauren. After our story went ... More >>
Last week we brought you pictures of jazz players with presidents. It was pretty awesome, particularly Duke Ellington and Richard Nixon. But now, something even better: Pictures of rappers' cats! Fact is, while canines are a common subject (and metaphor) in hip-hop songs, felines don't appea ... More >>
In 2009, rap is no longer dangerous. Meet an MC wrestling with capital-letter issues: blood, dirt and death
You better believe they serve Pepsi at Medieval Times. 30. Los Campesinos-Hold On Now, Youngster (Wichita/Arts and Crafts) Gareth Campesinos and Co. clearly grew up not just liking music but being obsessed by bands, and they've done the only honourable thing you can in that position: they've ... More >>
25. Prafit-"Nice Weather" The nice weather is long gone--the ostensibly immutable Los Angeles sun blotted by kidney colored clouds and cold rain. So Prafit's ode to the sizzle of July feels like an antique postcard documenting endless light, chicken breasts smothered in BBQ sauce, and basement ... More >>
Hip-hop producer's legend ascends posthumously; estate struggles to maintain control
When ex-Just Blaze proteges, Kidz in the Hall released their debut album, School Was My Hustle on the newly revived Rawkus Records, I didn't listen to it for a variety of reasons. Chief among them was the "Ivy League Rap" label critics ascribed to the duo of Nawledge and Double-O. Still scarred f ... More >>
You may not know who Jay Electronica is yet, but I'm willing to bet that you would had he chosen a better name. Jay Electronica does not sound like the one of the most buzzed about rappers of 2008. Jay Electronica sounds like the name of a small-potatoes Milwaukee techno DJ circa 1999 who magicall ... More >>
Ghostface returns to the streets ó and his own inner weirdo ó on Fish Scale
Kanye West is no savior, but his refusal to be anything but himself just might set hip-hop straight