Legacy 2021

These Artists Are Defining Atlanta’s Underground Queer Music Scene

From GodIsMikey's quick-witted lyricism to Alto Moon's all-encompassing pop star persona, these are the artists defining Atlanta's underground queer music… Read More

June 29, 2021

Retro Neo: Xavier Omär Firmly Believes That Floetry’s “Say Yes” is a Gospel Song

For our latest Retro Neo, we spoke with Xavier Omär, who talked about borrowing from D’Angelo, the gospel qualities of… Read More

June 24, 2021

12 Underrated Comic Books That Would Make Great Binge-Worthy TV

Whether they’re largely under-appreciated gems or stories that could use a follow-up, here are 12 great comic books that need… Read More

June 22, 2021

The Making of ‘Gap Band III’, The Album That Turned The Gap Band Into Stars

In an effort to celebrate the greatness of the legendary Tulsa, Oklahoma, group The Gap Band, we take a look… Read More

June 19, 2021

You Can’t Tell the Story of Streetwear Without Mentioning Shirt Kings

Based out of Jamaica Queens, the Shirt Kings were ground zero for streetwear. We spoke with Shirt Kings co-founder Mighty… Read More

June 17, 2021

TikTok’s Hip-Hop Sample Videos Are Teaching Gen Z The Basics Of Sampling

DJs and music enthusiasts alike have used TikTok to make brief, fun and informational explainers on hip-hop samples, showing how… Read More

June 15, 2021

How Raheem DeVaughn & Apollo Brown Merged Their Sounds on ‘Lovesick’

We spoke with Raheem DeVaughn and Apollo Brown about their new album Lovesick, longevity in the game, and the importance… Read More

June 14, 2021

Mndsgn Assembled His Dreamteam to Make a Symphonic and Sophisticated R&B Suite

In an exclusive interview, Mndsgn takes us behind the creation of Rare Pleasure, a gorgeously intimate album that rallies a… Read More

June 12, 2021

15 Great Albums Not on Streaming Services

Music may be at the tip of our hands but access to it isn't solely in our control. Here are… Read More

June 2, 2021

10 New Jersey Artists That Need to Be on Your Radar

New Jersey is on fire and this elite group of dynamic rappers, singers, and producers are blazing a trail. Here… Read More

June 1, 2021

Is The NFT Market a New Frontier for Independent Artists or Just Another Tech Bubble?

Here is everything you need to know about the NFT boom and why blockchain-minted art is probably here to stay,… Read More

May 27, 2021

30 Underrated Female Rappers You Should Listen to in 2021

The following women use the gift of their pen and the power of their voice to certify themselves as rap… Read More

May 25, 2021

Behind the Beat: Cool & Dre on How “Hate It Or Love It” was the Beginning & End for The Game & 50 Cent

For Behind The Beat, Thomas Hobbs spoke with Cool and Dre about producing The Game and 50 Cent's "Hate It… Read More

May 21, 2021

Remembering Paul Mooney — The Comic Who Never Sold His Soul

Comedian Paul Mooney, who passed away at the age of 79, was a “race man” who had an unwavering devotion… Read More

May 20, 2021

15 of the Most Controversial Lines in Hip-Hop History

We look back on 15 controversial rap lyrics over the last 35 years. These are occasions in which a rapper's… Read More

May 13, 2021

10 New Orleans Rappers You Need To Listen To

It's been too long since the city that gave the world No Limit and Cash Money produced a homegrown star.… Read More

May 11, 2021