Intersections and Subcultures 2021

11 Essential Black Horror Classics to Watch Right Now

Some movies are pulpy, some are tongue-in-cheek, and some are meditations on societal ills. Here is a list of essential… Read More

August 27, 2021

10 Zion I Songs That Show Why Zumbi Was A Bay Area Hip-Hop Legend

From "Bird's Eye View" to "Tech $," these Zion I songs are a testament to the late Zumbi, a brilliant… Read More

August 26, 2021

7 Real Life Stories That ‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga’ Season Two Should Highlight

With the second season of Wu-Tang: An American Saga about to drop, here's seven real life stories that'll hopefully get highlighted throughout… Read More

August 25, 2021

The Selling of ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’

It takes a dream team of creatives to put together an album like The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. This is… Read More

August 25, 2021

The 20 Best ‘Chappelle’s Show’ Sketches Of All time

From Clayton Bigsby to Charlie Murphy's Hollywood stories about Prince and Rick James, these are the 20 best Chappelle's Show… Read More

August 24, 2021

Behind the Beat: How 03 Greedo & Ron-Ron Changed West Coast Rap With “Rude”

For our latest Behind The Beat, Thomas Hobbs spoke with producer Ron-Ron about the special partnership he shares with 03… Read More

August 24, 2021

How the Sample Snitch Won

Hip-hop's code of silence pits producers against an obsessively resourceful block of fans. With the crate-digging community thriving online, there’s… Read More

August 20, 2021

One Album at a Time, Phabo Is Continuing The Legacy of The Soulquarians

We spoke with singer Phabo about how D'Angelo inspired his debut, Soulquarius; his upbringing; and what’s next for him in… Read More

August 17, 2021

The 17 Best Alchemist Beats Of All Time

From Buc Fifty's "Dead End Street" to Jadakiss' "We Gonna Make It," these are the 17 best Alchemist beats of… Read More

August 13, 2021

Bfb Da Packman Wants to Know What’s So Funny

We talked with Bfb Da Packman about transitioning from the streets to rap, why he doesn't consider himself to be… Read More

August 12, 2021

How a Portion of A Tribe Called Quest’s Royalties Became An NFT — And How the Group Plans on Getting it Back

A Tribe Called Quest is currently trying to retrieve a share of their sound recording royalties that was recently auctioned… Read More

August 10, 2021

The 10 Best Aaliyah Songs That Weren’t Radio Hits


August 5, 2021

HARD Summer Festival 2021: An EDM Festival Ruled By Memes, Hip Hop, & Future

Although the main focus of the HARD Summer Festival is EDM, there were many prominent rap performances from the likes… Read More

August 3, 2021

Large Professor’s Score For Hip-Hop Skating Doc Brings Boom-Bap Into The Present [Interview]

Large Professor spoke with Okayplayer about scoring All The Streets Are Silent, a new documentary that explores the intersection of hip-hop… Read More

August 3, 2021

Rap Is Still Culturally Conservative To A Fault

Although the genre has made progress, the rap conservative is still dominant in contemporary music. DaBaby is a case study… Read More

July 30, 2021

Retro Neo: Jenevieve On Looking To Neo Soul’s Rich Past To Build A Future

In the latest installment of our neo-soul series Retro Neo, Jenevieve delves into the underrated influence of Zhané, the artists… Read More

July 29, 2021