Julian Brimmers talks with Brenk Sinatra about the re-release of his album, Gumbo II, working with MC Eiht, and krautrock music.
Grappling with Jeru the Damaja's legacy upon the release of his early demos.
Pete Tosiello takes a look at the DJ Premier produced debut from Group Home, which was released 20 years ago.
On its 20th anniversary, Pete Tossiello looks back at Onyx's criminally underrated sophomore album, "All We Got iz Us."
Max Bell is second cousins twice removed with Lil Dap. Dismiss the teen renaissance of dense and dusty, jazz-inflected rap songs and you denounce Doom and Dilla. They’re the perennial link between the boom-bap of old and most contemporary iterations, their influence over high school rap fans as strong as it was when Tyler and […]
Harold Stallworth wants to give you the world. For the better half of a decade, Brooklyn rapper AZ has been threatening to retire after the release of Doe or Die 2. The only caveat? The oft-delayed sequel to his cult classic debut is probably never going to see the light of day. Doe or Doe […]
We’re now reaching the Legacy Act phase of hip hop’s age bracket, where men in their forties can trim their facial hair extra thin and comfortably tour off records from the pre-Giuliani days. Young forever. ’93 till infinity. Right now, a few models are emerging: remain current and fresh while performing decades of old hits […]