The new Seattle Sub Pop rapper talks the death of his father, the accidental murder of his brother, and being discovered by Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces.
Brad Beatson knows the fix is in on the Little League World Series Meet Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé, the 19-year old French-Cuban twins that echo Sade and their Yòrúban roots mixed with a kick reminiscent of Adele or MIA. Their debut EP, Oya, came out last week on XL Recordings to build buzz before their upcoming debut. It […]
Brad Beatson follows the DENNIS System I’ve been to Philadelphia once, on a high school field trip, where I only recall window shopping at Mitchell & Ness. Although plenty of Passion of the Weiss writers and friends call the city home, I haven’t made the 99 mile trip south since. This video makes me feel like a fool for not […]
Interview by Brad Beatson; Top photo by Drew Gurian; Body photo by GlitterGuts YC The Cynic leaves nothing to chance. He pauses before answering questions and maintains eye contact throughout conversation. He sends hundreds of emails on a weekly basis, making sure people hear from him directly and not through hearsay. He does this because his fans know he […]
Part 2 of Son Raw’s continuing look at London’s best radio station. Part 1 here. Dubstep: The cream of the crop Dubstep has seen better days on Rinse, as London’s sound of choice has found itself out of favor amongst listeners dissuaded by the anti-cool factor that comes with being America’s soundtrack to take drugs […]