Subculture

The Making of Minnie Riperton’s 1974 Masterpiece ‘Perfect Angel,’ From the Perspective of Husband & Muse Richard Rudolph [Interview]

As Black Music Month concludes, we take a look at Perfect Angel, the masterful sophomore album from Minnie Riperton. We… Read More

June 27, 2019

The 25 Best Madlib Beats Of All Time

A roundup of the best Madlib beats throughout the Oxnard, California producer's career. Madlib has spent the last 25 years… Read More

June 25, 2019

From NYC to Honolulu, “Red Bull Dance Your Style” Shows Street Dancing as an American Art Form

The premiere street dance competition hits every corner of the country to preserve and herald hip-hop and all its pillars.… Read More

June 21, 2019

The 13 Best ‘The Boondocks’ Episodes of All Time

These are the best The Boondocks episodes, from "The Story of Thugnificient" to "Smokin’ With Cigarettes." When The Boondocks ended… Read More

June 20, 2019

Mylo The Cat’s Viral Mashup Videos Celebrate Your Favorite Classic Rappers & ’90s Cartoons [Interview]

Mylo The Cat has gone viral multiple times mashing GZA with Dexter's Laboratory, André 3000 with Mortal Kombat and more.… Read More

June 19, 2019

First Look Friday: Toronto R&B Singer Jon Vinyl is Trying to Stay Sane in a Social Media-Obsessed World

On the first Friday of every month we take a close look at one up-and-coming artist; for this month's First… Read More

June 7, 2019

The Story of How ‘Beat Street’ Went From a Box Office Failure to One of Hip-Hop’s Most Important Movies

On June 8th, 1984 Beat Street was released to disappointing results. So how did it eventually become one of the… Read More

June 6, 2019

From Voodoo Queen To Entrepreneur & Activist — Demystifying The Legacy Of Mary Ellen Pleasant

Demystifying the story of Mary Ellen Pleasant — a woman with a convoluted legacy primarily rooted in the three identities… Read More

June 5, 2019

The Roots Celebrated the 20 Year Anniversary of ‘Things Fall Apart’ Like a Family at Roots Picnic 2019 [Recap]

Roots Picnic 2019 was like a family reunion. Everyone from Common to Yasiin Bey to Jill Scott came out to… Read More

June 3, 2019