Anything to keep him off TwitterDon't look now, but 50 Cent is off in his little corner making compelling music again. Actually, you had better look now -- he only does this once a year or so, in between failed commercial projects. (Although here's a secret almost no one knows: His last such ... More >>
"He told me, 'Donny, don't make music for others, make it for yourself.'"Saturday marks four years since producer David "Disco D" Shayman took his own life in the basement of his parents' house. Disco's D's public legacy is defined by his involvement in the ghetto-tech scene, allegiances with ... More >>
This is part two of our interview with Harlem rapper Donny Goines, commemorating the four-year anniversary of the suicide of friend and cohort Disco D (left), the producer behind beats for 50 Cent, Trick Daddy, Nina Sky, Kevin Federline (!), and others. Here's part one; for more, read our 200 ... More >>
So we put out Pazz & Jop this week. We're pretty happy with it. As are Kanye West and Cee Lo Green, hopefully. Lots of essays and lists and numbers to absorb there, so spend some time if you haven't yet, and if you have, please enjoy our bonus post-mortem analysis: some context for Kanye's re ... More >>
Santi White's strident debut finally justifies all those magazine spreads
The frantic rise and fatal fall of hip-hop producer Disco D
Raising a glass to Lit, mourning Disco D, and bashing the repellent cabaret law
2005 is a blur; Tha Pumpsta, Goldfrapp, Gang of Four recap it.