Douglas Martin explores the most recent volumes of the Seattle transplant's career-defining series.
The members of the DadBodRap Podcast interview Blimes Brixton and Gifted Gab about what it's like to explode onto the rap scene as a female MC in 2018.
In which the great recluse Spaceghostpurrp emerges from seclusion to slide a banger to AJ Suede.
Will Hagle is still spending money from ’88 Just one day removed from Stoned & Dethroned,  Blue Sky Black Death’s fourth collaborative Nacho Picasso LP, Kingston released Sirens, an 11-song album of instrumentals under the name 88 Ultra. It’s the producer’s first solo album, but it is recognizably rooted in the same Seattle cloudiness that […]
Brian Josephs got his life validated by shaking hands with Rick Ross. Twice. Raz Simone’s Cognitive Dissonance: Part One is a good, but moody listen, and everyone acts accordingly during the listening session in New York City’s Terminus Penthouse Studio. There are empty plastic cups from the free mini bar in the back. Reporters and […]
Slava P rents a room in Soulja Boy’s tree house. Sometimes you want a project that’s layered and heavy. Something you can chew on for months, dissecting it and adding it to your personal mythology before moving on. A project that you need to sit and take in for a few hours at a time […]
Nacho Picasso is still asleep when I arrive.  “Three more minutes,” he mumbles at me before stumbling back to bed and passing out. His cozy studio apartment in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle is oven-warm, and I make myself comfortable, occupying the only other piece of furniture — a chair. The space is dominated by […]
On one hand, the rap song named after the famous person meme has been dead since Lil B made “Charlie Sheen.” On the other hand, Nacho Picasso opens “Dean Martin” with a clip from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure and spends the entirety of the video dressed up in a gray suit and bowtie. Don’t ask […]