3 years ago | Concert Reviews
Beanie Sigel S.O.B.'s Thursday, August 16 Better than: The Beanie Sigel show I attempted to see in 2006, purportedly with a "live funk band," that was canceled due to something referred to as "a dental emergency." Nobody who came to Beanie Sigel's...
El-P And Killer Mike Talk Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Anger As A Positive Force, And The Unlucky Fate Of Their Favorite HBO Shows3 years ago
A few drinks into my conversation with Mike and El-P about their new collaboration R.A.P. Music (Williams Street), the tone shifted, as it tends to under the influence of multiple makeshift White Russians. EL-P's drink-ordering became relentlessly...
3 years ago
Killer Mike, the mayor of Atlanta underground rap, is mercilessly teasing El-P, Definitive Jux founder and reluctant New York indie-rap mascot. "El, tell him the acronym I suggested for our group record!" Mike is giggling, an infectious sound that...
Q&A: Lambchop's Kurt Wagner On Vic Chesnutt, Chopin, And How The Internet Is The Biggest Thrift Store Of All3 years ago | Indie
Kurt Wagner, ringleader of Lambchop, stops to chat with me for a few minutes outside his tour van. He's in White Plains, on his way to Philly, and he has about a cigarette break's worth of time. Thankfully, he's as verbose and animated in conversa...
4 years ago | Indie
Lambchop are weirdos. Which means that theoretically, they should be flourishing right now: indie-rock is in the midst of a brief, fervent patch of weirdo adoration. But the long-running Nashville institution, which releases its 11th album Mr. M t...
4 years ago | Hip-Hop
When will Rick Ross stop improving? All bets are currently off, because right now—as in right this very moment, in the immediate aftermath of Rich Forever—Rick Ross is the best rapper alive. Not too long ago, he was arguably the worst....