Sowmya Krishnamurthy wears red lipstick and interviews your favorite artists. A hip-hop aficionado since the "public school era," Sowmya has contributed to the Village Voice since 2011. She frequently appears on-air as a pop culture expert on MTV, CNN, E!, VH1, NPR and the Huffington Post. A native of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Sowmya started her career at William Morris Endeavor and has worked at Bad Boy Records and CNN. Follow her adventures on TheSowmyaLife.com.
6 days ago | Interviews
By day, Wooster Street is overrun with the dregs of Soho — self-aggrandizing fashionistas, tourists asking for directions to the Kardashian Dash boutique — but by night, the cobblestoned sidewalk in front of 84 Wooster is quiet and peaceful. It's ...
21 days ago | Rap
Doing shrooms in the desert can be pleasantly trippy or temporarily terrifying, but for Angel Haze, the hallucinogenic experience changed her life. In February, the 23-year-old rapper/singer and producer Tk Kayembe went to Joshua Tree National Par...
26 days ago | Hip-Hop
Ghostface Killah is never shook, even when shit hits the fan. “We didn’t do the set list! That’s why it was so crazy,” he says, wiping beads of sweat from his forehead. The rapper is offstage at House of Vans in Brooklyn. It’s almost midnight, but...
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2 months ago | Interviews
Wu-Tang Clan loves the kids, but Method Man loves Fifties film noir. The rapper is thumbing the screen on his iPad and recounting the entire plot of Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard. It's the most animated he's been all afternoon. "It went from amu...
2 months ago | Hip-Hop
Migos knows how to make an entrance. The rap group breaks the humdrum lobby of the Dream Midtown by walking in — gliding in, actually — on a neon blue Oxbord. “Ay. You that writer with a cold?” Quavo suspiciously asks, while gingerly balancing him...