• Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    EXCLUSIVE: Atmosphere's "Bitter" Video

    Minneapolis mavericks Atmosphere return this May with a new album, Southsiders, and are leading the charge with their new video "Bitter." We spoke to Slug about paving the road for a national underground hip-hop network for 20 years. See also: March 23, 2004: The Most Important Day in Indie Rap His ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    Exclusive Premiere: No Bird Sing's "And War" Video

    Providence, Rhode Island's Strange Famous Records has managed to not only weather the indie hip-hop label genocide, but continue to put out new artists. Founded by Sage Francis just over a decade ago as a means to release his own material, it's since put out projects from indie-rap royalty like Buck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    Doomtree's Dessa Takes Us to School

    Twin Cities hip-hop collective Doomtree has sparked a tremendous following, which has extended to its solo artists, including Dessa, the latest to break out to national attention. She has a new album Parts of Speech, and she performs at Bowery Ballroom on Sunday. We spoke to her about whiskey, women ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Exclusive Premiere: P.O.S. and Astronautalis Are Four Fists - "MMMMMHMMMMM"

    Doomtree/Rhymesayers MC P.O.S. and indie-rap favorite Astronautalis have taken their frequent collaborations to the next level by officially becoming a duo by the name of Four Fists. We have the premiere of their debut single "MMMMMHMMMMM" and spoke to Astro about what made them decide to tackle a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2013

    Who's Worth Seeing at the 2013 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival? EVERYONE!

    Today marks the start of the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. Entering its ninth year, it started at a time when the eyes of the hip-hop nation weren't as glued to the culture's birthplace as it once was, allowing the festival each subsequent year to remind the world why New York hip-hop is not only pivot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Let's Take a Look at Some of the Great Hip-Hop Being Overshadowed This Year By Ye and Jay

    Now that 2013 is nearly half-over, it's clear the year's two biggest hip-hop stories eclipsing everything else are Kanye West's album/baby/stunts and Jay-Z's sudden commercial announcement about his new album. While they are rightfully big news, some really great stuff--from impressive new-comers, p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Har Mar Superstar Brings in Doomtree's Mike Mictlan for Last Fridays

    For over a decade, Har Mar Superstar has been one of music's most consistently entertaining cult favorites. He's currently busier than ever, recently announcing his new album Bye Bye 17 in-between hosting his Nocturnal Emotions podcast and curating his monthly Last Fridays residency at the Knitting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2012

    50 Cent, Eminem, And Skrillex's Hordes Of Fans Swarm Austin On Day Three Of SXSW

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in this planet's many happenings, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. To break down the chaos, a few of Village ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Live: Doomtree Survive The Flood

    Doomtree with F. Stokes Gramercy Theater Thursday, February 16, 2012 Better than: Getting flooded out at the Bowery Ballroom and canceling the show completely.

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    More SXSW 2009 Bands Announced

    SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.

  • Music

    January 31, 2006