Tonight, one of Atlanta's favorite sons, Killer Mike, plays with Wu-Tang Clansman GZA at Irving Plaza. In many respects, this has been a banner year for Mike, whose El-P produced album R.A.P. Music has given him the most accolades of his career, as well as his work touring with the Into the Wild tou ... More >>
Tonight, Wu Tang founder and hip-hop mastermind RZA takes the stage at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. One of the most respected names in the music business, he masterminded the transformation of a Staten Island supergroup into a brand whose logo is as recognizable as any in the past 20 years. Not c ... More >>
When the West Village record store Fat Beats closed its doors in 2010, the New York City hip-hop scene lost an iconic part of its landscape. But for the rapper/DJ/producer collective Brown Bag AllStars, the store's demise smarted harder than mostthey worked there. It's a time in their lives t ... More >>
No city in the world can assemble a musical motley crew of disorderly young gents like New York, although simply forming a quartet isn't enough. Wu Tang Clan, Boot Camp Clik, The Diplomatswe're talking wolf pack numbers.
The A$AP Mob's A$AP Rocky has been getting worldwide attention this ye ... More >>
Close to 75% of the New York State prison population comes from seven New York City neighborhoodsHarlem, South Bronx, Lower East Side, Bed Stuy, Bushwick, South Jamaica and Brownsville/East New York. Brownsville Ka never went to prison, but he is from perhaps the most violent on that list, th ... More >>
Since the days of Wild Style and Krush Groove, rappers have put their music on hold and delved into the film world. A bunch of these efforts were pretty badremember Ice-T in Leprechaun in the Hoodwhile others were so bad they were good. Cam crying in Killa Season or KRS fleeing the sce ... More >>
The past two years have been good to Brooklyn-based band Yeasayer. While they released their second album Odd Blood a little over a year ago, "Ambling Alp" and "O.N.E." shot them to stardom in the blogosphere and mainstream music circles in the fall of 2009. Their popularity was, in large pa ... More >>
Twitpic via our pal Yancy StricklerKanye West
Saturday, October 23
Better than: Pretty much everything but the Blow.
Let us go now to Brooklyn Bowl, where the hour is just past 2 a.m., the enthusiastic but mostly ineffective CyHi Da Prynce is winding up his set, and bounding o ... More >>
Sound of the City roots for the home team and so does Impose Magazine's Jeremy Krinsley.
This show was last night, but Jeremy's so proud of the ad he made, we're posting it anyway
Ah, the public fantasy that wills a band to stand on a stage together after vowing never to do so again. Eventually ... More >>