This Sunday at 3 p.m. at Central Park's Summerstage, Hip-Hop's 2nd oldest annual institution the Rock Steady Anniversary returns to New York. Not only does this mark the breaker/MC/DJ/etc. collective's 36th year together, but 2013 marks the 20th anniversary of the annual free outdoor jam that's att ... More >>
Though critics may argue 2 Chainz's music is a "lesson in thematic narrowness," the man once referred to as Tity Boi [even by his own parents] makes some strong points to the contrary. Talk with Chainz even when he's fresh off a blunt break and you can't deny the guy's intelligence. A gregarious du ... More >>
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A dracula is the image most frequently equated with Trouble and Bass founder and DJ Drop the Lime. "It's because I'm a night owl, always showing up everywhere," says Luca Veneziaand he's a New York night owl at that. Born and raised downtown to artist parents, Venezia has lived through three ... More >>
Designer Tom Ford said a fashionable mouthful in his interview with Fern Mallis at the 92nd Street Y the other night. Here are the tres chic highlights, as reported by well-dressed attendee Christian Freedom: "Though Wikipedia states that Tom went to Bard College, he never attended that school. ... More >>
"I find myself walking to work and I can see the sun rise right over Queens Boulevard, and I say to myself, why hasn't Queens gotten a trophy in a very long time? I mean, I feel like we deserve to shine right now, don't we? We got a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful team and I can see us parading down ... More >>
It's way too early to have a critical judgment on Watch The Throne; didn't you read the rules? But since Kanye West and Jay-Z's colossal collaboration plopped into the raging waters of Internet opinion early Monday morning, I've been watching for ripples. Here are ten new things that Watch Th ... More >>
Kreayshawn The Box Thursday, July 21 Better than: Not being in an air-conditioned room. Kreayshawnan Odd Future outlier and Lil' B acolytehas skyrocketed upwards since her arrival on May 16, 2011. In the immediate days after "Gucci Gucci" hit YouTube, she spent time in the studio wi ... More >>
In Waste Of Paint, our writer/artist team of Jamie Peck and Debbie Allen will review goings-on about town in words and images. This past Saturday was Debbie's birthday, and what better way to spend one's birthday weekend than with punk rock, cheap beer, and a nice, intense, purifying shvitz ... More >>
Because we are still amazed when successful rappers team up with flavor-of-the-month indie people. Because we always wonder what phone call made this happen. Because we always play fantasy football about exactly which party is benefitting most from this relationship. Because we always want to ... More >>
Bowlmor Lanes -- the Union Square bowling alley/nightclub -- is under fire today from a New York City carpenters union accusing the hotspot of "[desecrating] the American way of life." How? By hiring contractors who've allegedly bilked workers building their planned 90,000-square-foot Times Squar ... More >>
Oh, hey Q-Tip. All photos by Rebecca Smeyne.On a sweltering Saturday, the seventh annual hip-hop nerd convention Rock The Bells took over Governor's Island. It's a place where people know to "throw a one in the air" for Guru before DJ Premier even asked, a place where you can overhear a convo ... More >>
Drake debuts, Trey Songz gyrates, and DJ Khaled wins at the hip-hop event of the year
Even as fellow famous incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne faces disciplinary action today at Rikers for violating prison rules regarding possession of unauthorized electronics, Atlanta's Gucci Mane strolled out the front door of Georgia's Fulton County Jail this morning, a free man. Outside the jai ... More >>
"I'm not trying to burn bridges. I did the mixtape because I absolutely adore Santi." Southerngold, the ace Santigold/Southern rap remix record that sprang loose on the internet last week, has caused its creator, Brooklyn DJ Terry Urban, no end of trouble. Last Monday, as Urban was on the verge o ... More >>
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