New York City Rap

MIKE Releases New Album ‘Beware of the Monkey’

New York City rapper MIKE has dropped new album Beware of the Monkey, which follows his 2021 effort Disco! MIKE is… Read More

December 21, 2022

Nas Continues Late Career Hot Streak with ‘King’s Disease III’

Less than one year after releasing his fifteenth album Magic, Nas returns with King's Disease III, co-executive produced by Hit-Boy. Nas… Read More

November 11, 2022

Cardi B Teases Remix of Ice Spice’s “Munch (Feelin’ U)”

With her GloRilla collaboration "Tomorrow 2" making its rounds, Cardi B shared a clip of her rapping over Ice Spice's… Read More

October 10, 2022

Laz Alonso Explains Why Mother’s Milk Wears Hip-Hop Tees In ‘The Boys’

What began as an accident has since become an integral part of Mother's Milk character in The Boys TV series. There's many… Read More

July 13, 2022

French Montana & Harry Fraud Reunite & Cement Their Legacy on ‘Montega’

We talked to French Montana and Harry Fraud about their long history together and their latest album Montega. Over the… Read More

June 23, 2022

How Sample Drill Is Leading One Of Rap’s Most Bizarre Sampling Eras

New York City's most notable drill producers have defined themselves by the songs they sample, so much so that critics… Read More

March 30, 2022

NYC Rappers Meet With Mayor Eric Adams to Discuss Drill Rap

On Tuesday night, Maino, Fivio Foreign and more met with NYC Mayor Eric Adams to discuss whether the city's crime… Read More

February 16, 2022

“I’m Happy To Have a Second Career:” Jim Jones on His Late Career Resurgence

We talked with Jim Jones about the making of We Set the Trend, bridging the gap between rap generations, current… Read More

January 14, 2022

These Are the Two Albums Nas Says He Would Change if Given the Chance

In a cover story for i-D, Nas goes on record about the albums he would change if he could. If… Read More

December 16, 2021

Wiki on the Resiliency of New York City & His Latest Album ‘Half God’

We spoke with Wiki about his hometown New York City and the concepts around his Navy Blue-produced album Half God.… Read More

November 9, 2021

Jadakiss Single-Handedly Destroyed Dipset on ‘Verzuz’

The Lox came, saw, and conquered. Led by Jadakiss, the legendary group delivered one of the most dominant Verzuz performances… Read More

August 4, 2021

Behind the Beat: How Jahlil Beats & Bobby Shmurda Made a Hood Anthem For All Ages With “Hot N*gga”

In the latest installment of Behind The Beat, Thomas Hobbs spoke with Jahlil Beats about how he and Bobby Shmurda… Read More

April 15, 2021

First Look Friday: AKAI SOLO Demystifies New York’s Rap Renaissance

In this month's First Look Friday feature, AKAI SOLO surveys a New York rap boom that's deeper and far more… Read More

April 2, 2021