A starter’s guide to Sheck Wes, a raucous Harlem rapper who fuses aggressive trap production with poignant lyricism and infectious hooks. Who Is Sheck Wes? Sheck Wes is a rising, raucous Harlem rapper with less than 10 songs available to the public and a record deal with both Travis Scott and Kanye West. You may […]
If you’re looking for some bud, Wiz Khalifa’s got plenty per usual. Leaving the blunts a side, TGOD’s rolling up his herbal in papers in the lab for his TM88-produced loosie. This bud’s for you.
MadeInTYO and A$AP Ferg’s night in Chinatown leads to the barbershop in their new video. Directed by Lonewolf, the clip finds MadeInTYO turning up in the chair while Ferg patiently waits his turn. Don’t sleep.
On August 11, 1973, hip-hop was born at a party thrown by DJ Kool Herc at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx. Forty-five years later, hip-hop is the most ubiquitous cultural entity in America — everyone’s a rapper, everyone wants to be part of The Culture. Although hip-hop has ballooned into a massive, sometimes misused […]
Just as Jay Park has achieved success due to his duality, Jay Park must now suffer for it. There is a bond that forms among Asian American men, applicable to any Asian man that a Westerner might label “Chinese,” accurately or otherwise. It’s a bond over a shared uphill struggle which begins once a yellow […]
From ‘Rap Jam’ to ‘Def Jam: Vendetta’ to ‘Fortnite,’ hip-hop and video games have had a long, intertwined history. The only thought roaring through my head as I unwrapped my copy of Def Jam: Vendetta was how excited I was to watch DMX pound the braids off Ludacris in the wrestling ring. In the game’s […]
This song was written by Ryan ‘Peezo’ Peters on the 26/03/17 for his album ‘Cheap Thrills’. After coming to the end of a very special relationship, Peezo wrote this song to put his heartbreak to rest. We hope it does the same for anyone else who has recently lost someone special. And always remember… what […]
15. Kendrick Lamar—Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City (2012) Rapper: Kendrick Lamar Photography: Dan Monick, Paula Oliver, Dwane LaFleur, Danny Smith Art Direction: Kendrick Lamar Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City is about growing up as an ’80s baby on the gang-infested streets of Compton, and the cover brilliantly captures this period of Lamar’s life. In a polaroid, toddler-aged […]
When I grew up, outside a few precious Rolling Stone photos and some album cover art, I didn’t have much of a look into the lives of the artists I listened to. And I didn’t have much of a desire to. I suppose, in retrospect, that Bob Seger was a little too tall and could […]