9 days ago | Heems
A key scene on Swet Shop Boys' debut album, Cashmere, ushers the listener to a dusky 2 a.m. rendezvous on 1st Street at Avenue A, in front of the semi-subterranean Punjabi Deli. Outside, in hushed tones, two rappers recite lyrics about their suspi...
25 days ago | New Yorkers
Nicole Wray started her R&B career in 1998, as a precocious 17-year-old signed to Missy Elliot’s Goldmind imprint. Her first album, Make It Hot, had a sultry Timbaland-produced title track for a lead single, complete with a slick video featuri...
1 month ago | Rap
ELUCID is sitting at home in a "proudly crumbling brownstone" in East New York that he affectionately calls his "broke down palace.” The MC and producer is talking about rap, religion, and finding gospel records to sample for his debut solo album,...
2 months ago | Film and TV
HBO's miniseries The Night Of concludes Sunday evening after eight episodes. The series begins in Jackson Heights, Queens, when a nice college kid named Nasir Khan borrows his father's yellow cab and winds up accused of brutally murdering a white ...
2 months ago | Hip-Hop
Over the last four years, the Brooklyn-based Ka has been quietly blessing those in the know with a steady stream of some of the most essential hip-hop coming out of the city today. But this is just the latest chapter in a two-decade-plus career, a...
2 years ago | Premieres
Holed up in Williamsburg, the producer Loveskills creates emotional electro-tinged ballads. After dropping the six-track Pure EP late last year on the No Shame label, he's now released a woozy and endearingly hazy video for the track "Chanel." Ahe...