Leaders

Is Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Hip-Hop or Country? The Answer Is: Both

After Billboard removed the rising artist’s viral track from its Hot Country Songs chart, a discussion about the technical and… Read More

March 29, 2019

How Run-DMC’s Iconic Debut Album Ushered in a New Era in Hip-Hop

On March 27th, 1984, Run-DMC released their self-titled debut album. After the album was released, it was clear that things… Read More

March 27, 2019

How Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Navigates Michael Jackson In A Post-‘Leaving Neverland’ World

Although Jordan Peele was unaware Leaving Neverland would be released shortly before Us, the film examines the duality of the late pop… Read More

March 22, 2019

Megan Thee Stallion is Houston’s Q-Tip-Approved, Anime-Loving Rap Sensation [Interview]

Amid her continuing rise, we talked with Megan Thee Stallion about having Q-Tip as a mentor, her love for anime,… Read More

March 20, 2019

Director of the Fan-Made ‘Fresh Prince’ Trailer Confirms Will Smith Has Seen the Video [Exclusive]

Morgan Cooper, the director of Bel-Air, the short trailer inspired by the '90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, discusses… Read More

March 12, 2019

Decades Since ‘3 Feet High & Rising’ & De La Soul Still Isn’t In Control Of Its Legacy

In an age where countless veteran rap acts are benefiting off of nostalgia, pioneering hip-hop group De La Soul hasn't… Read More

March 12, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — aka AOC — is the First Real Millennial Politician

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@ocasio2018) on Feb 21, 2019 at 8:41pm… Read More

March 8, 2019

John Forté Talks About His Brownsville Roots, His Time in Prison & If He’ll Make Another Album [Interview]

This is a sponsored post by the Brownsville Community Culinary Center, in support of its annual Brownsville NOW! Benefit. Tickets are available… Read More

March 7, 2019

Jacquees Breaks Down His King of R&B Claims & Why He Has the “Utmost Respect” for Keith Sweat [Interview]

We recently caught up with controversial singer Jacquees; he talked about his King of R&B claims, where he stands with… Read More

March 5, 2019

Solange’s ‘When I Get Home’ And The Avant-Garde Repurposing Of DJ Screw & Houston Hip-Hop

In her latest album, When I Get Home, Solange repurposes Houston rap in a way that shows its significance as high-brow art.… Read More

March 1, 2019

First Look Friday: Cautious Clay Wants to Find the Purpose in All Things and Nothing

For this month's First Look Friday we look at Cautious Clay: a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter who uses music to soul-search while finding… Read More

March 1, 2019

Red Bull Music Festival LA 2019: Photographer Gunner Stahl Hosts His Own Concert With Chief Keef, Rae Sremmurd & More [Recap]

The Atlanta photographer served as the MC of his own event. You've probably seen a Gunner Stahl picture before. In… Read More

February 25, 2019

Red Bull Music Festival LA 2019: Sun Ra’s Arkestra Soundtracks His 45-Year-Old Film ‘Space Is The Place’ Live [Recap]

  Sun Ra, the experimental free jazz musician credited as a pioneer of Afrofuturism, still lives on long after his… Read More

February 23, 2019