Tyler the Creator

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    Understanding New Japan Wrestling via Hip-Hop

    This Saturday, May 17th, the Hammerstein Ballroom will play host to an exciting historic night in professional wrestling. New Japan Pro Wrestling, the second biggest wrestling company on the planet, will be facing off against respected American wrestling promotion Ring of Honor for a rare cross-prom ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014

    Five Better Producers for Michael Jackson's New Album

    Like most right-thinking people, we were disappointed when producers decided to capitalize on unreleased Michael Jackson material with the album Michael just one year after the King of Pop passed away. It was a crass, money-making maneuver, and the album showed it. They're doing it again this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    The Village Voice's Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll: Top 10 Singles By Year, 1979-2013

    Singles were added to the Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics' poll for the music of 1979 issue. Before that, only albums were ranked in the poll, which began in 1971, then stopped for three years before returning for good in early 1975 to recap the music of 1974. Here's a rundown of the top ten singl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    The Prison Saga of Ceschi

    Hip-hop artist, multi-instrumentalist and indie label Fake Four co-founder Ceschi (real name Julio Ramos) was to serve an 18 month prison sentence after police discovered Christmas presents stuffed with 100 pounds. of marijuana in a vehicle on his property. That was the soundbite that echoed nationw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Yes, America: Mexican Music Is Violent. Get Over It.

    America's liberal class and Main Stream Media are abuzz right now over Narco Cultura, a documentary about Mexico's horrific drug war and the musical movement that has risen around it. These libs (and more than a few conservatives) are telling each other and the two Mexicans they know about how Mexic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    Big Sean's Verse on "All Me" Is Verse of the Year

    Big Sean is stupid. The dude expected to get laid for saying the words "ass-tray." That's a level of intergalactic overconfidence most of us can only dream of orbiting. Nobody knows why Big Sean is famous, except for Kanye West, who seems bewilderingly taken by the walking snapback he signed almost ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    The History of Horrorcore

    While hip-hop is a worldwide multi-billion dollar industry at this point, a big part of what's kept rap music so fresh and vibrant for almost 40 years now is the constant innovations coming from its various regional sub-genres. While tracing the lineage of rap styles has been made easier with the ad ... More >>

  • Art

    October 9, 2013
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    April 24, 2013

    Billy Ray Cyrus & HomeTown Buffet: A Track-by-Track Menu

    Shut up, everybody, because I have HUGE news: Billy Ray Cyrus is teaming up with HomeTown Buffet! Buffets, Inc.® is proud to announce its latest tie-in with country music, this time with the singer/songwriter/actor Billy Ray Cyrus and his 13th studio album, Change My Mind. Beginning April 11, gue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    An Intimate, Eye-Opening Night With Tyler, the Creator

    Better Than: Oprah Tyler, the Creator lost his virginity at age 17 in his grandmother's bed. Yep. You know that now. But chances are, if you're like the type of Tyler obsessive that bought tickets to the Highline Ballroom's sold out interview between the controversial rapper/designer/video director ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    Tyler, the Creator's WOLF, Reviewed By Tyler, the Creator

    Tyler, the Creator's new album WOLF -- a 72-minute experiment to see how often the word "fag" can be rapped on a major label release -- is out today, and the reviews are steady rolling in. You don't need to read any of them. Because Tyler's already reviewed the album for you himself. For the past w ... More >>

  • Music

    February 6, 2013

    Om'Mas Keith, The Chosen One

    The Queens-born hip-hop producer walks in to the Grammys a double-nominee

  • Music

    January 16, 2013

    Pazz & Jop: Frank Ocean's Sea Change

    His musical and personal honesty made waves in 2012

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    12 (More) Big Deal Albums We're Hella Excited For

    Hey: Albums! In case people still care about these things, here's a batch of potentially interesting releases arriving in the calendar year.

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    The Top 3.66 Hip-Hop Songs Of The Week

    Hip-hop is at its best when artists collaborate, challenging one another to create their best work, and this week's best hip-hop tracks are highlighted by a collection of odd couples. DJ Khaled, of incessant yelling and inexplicably giving Ace Hood work, managed to put Nas, Scarface and DJ Premier o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Kitty Pryde: Hazy Beats, Crushed-Out Lyrics, And A Keen Eye For Detail

    It would be easy to dismiss Kitty Pryde—scarlet-haired 19-year-old white women from Daytona Beach, Florida, would not fit anyone's profile of "the next to blow," and rap-singing songs about Justin Bieber ("Justin Bieber") and an object of her affection ("Okay Cupid") isn't the most direct path ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Q&A: Joey Bada$$ On Singing Biggie At Two, Tumblr Stalkers, And Finishing High School

    Joey Bada$$ is perched over a Pac-Man tabletop arcade machine at a neighborhood bar in Flatbush. With a glass of Sprite resting on the video game's screen, he confesses that he's never played Pac-Man before, gives a laugh, and says, "I probably suck at this." Bada$$'s lack of experience at early-'8 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Radio Hits One: Beyoncé's Unlikely Pazz & Jop Coup

    If the triumph of tUnE-yArDs in this year's Pazz & Jop albums poll was one of the biggest upsets in the poll's history, then the companion singles poll offered one of its most predictable winners to date: Adele's "Rolling In The Deep." Smart money had been on that song taking the prize since it bega ... More >>

  • Music

    January 18, 2012
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    December 27, 2011

    The 11 Most Infuriating Songs Of 2011, No. 6: Bon Iver, "Holocene"

    The Song: Bon Iver, "Holocene" The Crimes: Shapelessness, "atmosphere," wondering if we're all just particles, man, invoking existential music-listening crises. Many of this year's most risible songs had clear reasons for being as irritating as they were—self-impressed "punk"dom, grating whi ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    Live: Kreayshawn Lets V-Nasty Steal Her Show At The Highline Ballroom

    Kreayshawn Highline Ballroom Thursday, August 18 Better than: no other concert I've ever been to, and I've been to a lot. Maybe Kreayshawn is hip-hop's Andy Kaufman, a high-concept satirist pulling an elaborate cultural prank with her sister V-Nasty acting as the crowd-baiting Tony Clifton. Maybe ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    Sorry For The Weight: Lil Wayne's New Mixtape Full Of Empty Posturing

    ​Lil Wayne's mixtapes used to be events in rap. His incredible work on the Dedication and Drought series gave birth to the Mixtape Weezy that could credibly claim to be the best rapper alive in 2006-07, a rapper so good that Jay-Z admitted on his otherwise rapper-loathing "D.O.A." that he "mig ... More >>

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    June 13, 2011

    Seth Putnam, R.I.P.

    A heart attack felled Seth Putnam on Saturday at the age of 43. If the man's name is not familiar to you then chances are, especially if you had even the vaguest connection with metal, you know his band's name all too well: Anal Cunt. And if you know A.C., chances are you know their song titles (sa ... More >>