Being raised in the largest public housing development in North America can be a serious mind fuck. Nas once said, as a child growing up there, he felt "Queensbridge is the whole world," because of the numerous languages spoken on the blocks it's 96 buildings occupy.
It was in this maze of crack ... More >>
In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline.
New York City rap veteran Cormega is currently readying up his latest album, the Large Professor-produced Mega Philosophy. During a quick bout of recording downtime, we got him ... More >>
Last week, the Detroit-based rapper and one-time J Dilla collaborator Elzhi released Elmatic. It's the second time a rapper has re-written and re-made Nas's hallowed Illmatic, with Fashawn attempting a similar feat last year. As a listening experience, Elmatic is less than convincing, leaving ... More >>
Large Professor cuts an outside figure in the New York hip-hop scene these days. As a producer who also happens to rap in an endearingly economical manner, he's integral to any overview of hip-hop's storied golden era--he tutored under Paul C, contributed production input to Eric B & Rakim so ... More >>
The Arms Around Haiti event at Public Assembly kicks off our Friday evening with a reminder that just because there haven't been any telethons lately doesn't mean the situation isn't just as awful as it ever was. The event spans over both rooms of the venue and boasts a lineup of over ten dis ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. This is a compilation of 2009's best local music, lovingly curated by YIMBY columnist Christopher R. Weingarten
Your curator this evening, lost in the Death By Audio maze. Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.Ne ... More >>