Mano Sundaresan chats with Karieem Riggins about August Greene, his work with Madlib and J Dilla, and jazz versus hip-hop.
Zilla Rocca's Rework the Angles series continues with a rearrangement of Common's 'One Day It'll All Make Sense.'
A look back at when Common wasn't just an ex-Gap model and gun-toting goon from Suicide Squad.
Thomas Johnson is hyper as a heart attack Chicago’s been in a predicament over the last few years. While the quality of its music is steadily on the rise, the quality of life of many of those making the music has been on a steep decline. Drill scene artists  like Chief Keef reflect the warzone […]
Summer Mixtape: PremRock July 24, 2014
Premrock is trying to one-up Joel Embiid’s Twitter feed. Photo by Gianna Leo Falcon. Chinatown will always hold a special place in my heart. Not the noir film set in LA but the one of a kind neighborhood in New York City. Summertime in Chinatown smells awful but if you want the best dumplings you […]
Spring Mix – Has-Lo May 28, 2014
Has-Lo is hordeable, sportable, and totally affordable Spring is my favorite time of year. It’s not as hot as summer. Not as brutally cold as winter. Full of anticipation. Everything spreads out in front of us, waiting to be experienced. Once it got warm, you know school is coming to a close for the year. […]
B. Michael Payne steps into the arena. It must feel weird being even a relatively old-school hip-hop head. Back in the late 90s and early 00s, you only knew Kanye West as a Roc-a-Fella producer with occasional placements on semi-underrated Jay-Z projects. The College Dropout leak and College Dropout album were game changers, but for […]
Max Bell produced that turkey sandwich. You’re in your ride. It’s late. The bar was dead and the beautiful babies didn’t know you were fucking money (I’m sorry. I’ve been on a Swingers bender). So it’s time to throw on jazz drummer/hip-hop producer Karriem Riggins new mix—the fittingly titled “Karriem Riggins Produced That”—as you try […]