In a news conference yesterday, Mayor Bill de Blasio formally announced what he's been promising since he was a candidate: an end to New York City's ongoing legal battle to stop and frisk with impunity. Under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the city had been appealing a decision by Federal District Judge S ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
You think you have what it takes to roller-skate with the best of them? Test out your dance moves on wheels, donate a couple of bucks at the Bayanihan Spirit party to benefit typhoon victims, and take your frustrations out on some really hideous art, all before the end of the week.
It's the spookiest, goofiest time of the year! The one industrial town in Bangladesh that ONLY makes fake spiderwebs is running three shifts a day to celebrate Halloween (or as they call it "that time in November we're not starving"), so let's all party with them! You're lucky this is the city that ... More >>
Skip trick-or-treating for a show featuring three of rap's best
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which is updated daily.
Way waaaaaay back in the day, when Odd Future were on the come up and only had 15K views on their respective YouTube videos Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg was playing them on his Sunday night show. Over the years they've developed a relationship. He was there on the ground floor before their career explo ... More >>
Here are the10 best concerts to check out around the city this week, in no particular order.
'Minor league rappers' get major
These are the best concerts in New York this week, in no particular order.
By Joseph "JP" Patterson Dutty Artz is a NYC-based independent record label that knows a thing or two about nurturing talent from a grass roots level up. Ever since Matt Shadetek and DJ Rupture started it up in 2008, the label has churned out left-field grime, house and techno to bass music lovers ... More >>
Our music critic's picks for the season's hottest concerts
Nas Tammany Hall Tuesday, July 17 Better than: Listening to Nastradamus. "I don't even know how to start this shit..." lamented a young Nas right before presenting the most complete, most timeless rap album in historyand doing so his first time out of the gate. Illmatic was a lot to live u ... More >>
Now that the calendar has flipped to May, and the schedules for the area's big sheds have been announced, and the Hot 97 Summer Jam lineup is on the verge of being made public, it's time to think of other musical concerns related to the year's hottest months. Today, let's wonder about what song will ... More >>
XXL Freshman Class 2012: Don Trip, Kid Ink, Iggy Azalea, Roscoe Dash, Macklemore, Hopsin, Danny Brown, Future, French Montana, Machine Gun Kelly Best Buy Theater Monday, April 9 Better than: Ten rappers you're completely unfamiliar with. Every year, XXL selects a group of rappers to label as "fres ... More >>
Lloyd Banks invites you for Thanksgiving
RomanceLet's just say multiple members of the Voice critical braintrust are generating possibly dozens of hundreds of words about Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday even as you read this, and leave it at that -- we are excited, is all. Nicki herself, meanwhile, is ubiquitous. Her "If I'm Lucky I'll Fi ... More >>
The latest from The NYPD Tapes case files: Terrence Battle, an executive at Hot 97 and KISS FM, was pulling up to his house in a livery cab early last Saturday morning when a sergeant anad two officers from Brooklyn's 81st Precinct stopped the taxi. The cops were doing a routine check as pa ... More >>
June 6 at the newfangled Meadowlands. Rap Radar has the 11-minute clip of Hot 97 DJs yelling at each other/you as they make the announcements. I'm assuming they'll add Dirt Nasty later. And maybe B.o.B! A shame Die Antwoord's spoken for, eh?
He did it on Hot 97 at noon; Rap Radar's got the stream and the download. Commercial-free and gleefully relentless, it's an excellent tribute to "a great man, a great rapper, a great humanitarian for hip-hop," as Mister Cee puts it, the heartbreaking catch in his voice eventually replaced by ... More >>
"This guy's on the internet," says DJ Green Lantern, by way of introducing Atlanta's Pill--a curious diminution for a rapper whose best songs ("Trap Goin' Ham," or you know, "We Outside") are very much about being nowhere near anything like a computer. Anyway, it's not like being on the internet ... More >>
That sample at the beginning there is the sound of man placing himself squarely on the wrong side of history. But what a thing to have said. Hear Mr. Magic do it to himself in context, courtesy of Unkut, right here:
"If they say anybody got us on anything, who better than Kanye?" Right around this time three years ago, the Clipse were on the verge of releasing Hell Hath No Fury, their terminally delayed follow-up to 2002's Lord Willin'. Anger--at their label, Jive, for failing to promote them, and at t ... More >>
via dennischang's photostream Dinosaur Jr. Music Hall of Williamsburg Thursday, June 25 Dinosaur Jr. did bring up Michael Jackson from the stage last night, frontman/guitar wizard J. Mascis muttering something about Farah Fawcett and MJ and, later, when Lou Barlow took requests: "What are we gonna ... More >>
A return as hyped as Brett Favre's, and about as successful
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Time for Summer Jam
Macy Gray soldiers on where her formerly mighty neo-soul cohorts fear to tread
Mobb Deep cashes in and craps out
Latin freestyle's dreamboys and dreamgirls dance back into the spotlight
Atlanta reductionist rappers give snappy answers to stupid questions
New Yorkers revisit last year's promises and share hopes for 2006
Bust at Mondo Kim's exposes record-industry hypocrisy
The corporations murdered hiphop and all I got was this lousy G-Unit throwback jersey
Black radio buries the Rev
Obsessive-compulsive rap artist repeats repeats repeats
A Tale of NYPD's Rap Intelligence Unit
One of the rapidest guest-rappers around thinks as slow as he helps everybody else jam
Hey Get Ya Mom a Crazy Milkshake in Da Club
Mix CDs Radically Transform the Business and Culture of Hip-Hop
Freestyling About Freestyling, for a World That Couldn't Care Less
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Houston Screws Off the Cough-Syrup Cap
The Year in Letters