There seems to be a lot of parallels between the worlds of freestyle rapping and improv comedy, so it shouldn't be that surprising that hip-hop improv troupe North Coast is thriving. Recently celebrating five years together, North Coast have spent their summer doing their brand of musical improv acr ... More >>
On Tuesday, June 17th the 2014 Summerland Tour comes to Irving Plaza, where those in attendance will attempt to party like it's 1999. Nostalgia will be in full effect as this year sees headliners Everclear joined by Soul Asylum, Eve 6, and Spacehog. To adequately prepare you to '90s rock, we've asse ... More >>
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 >>
Editor's note: In "Tweets Is Watching," Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. Havoc dropped his new 13 album earlier this week, a project he calls "an ode to hip-hop." He'll soon be hitting the tour circuit in the name of promotional dut ... More >>
SummerStage Honors the Music of Jimi Hendrix Central Park SummerStage Tuesday, June 5 Better than: Exercising, which is apparently what you're supposed to be doing in Central Park. Hendrix was really into covershis live sets were littered with songs by Cream ("Sunshine of Your Love"), Dyla ... More >>
Ex-Rap mogul James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond, 47, was found guilty today in Brooklyn for leading a drug gang that moved thousands of pounds of cocaine cross country, often in musical instrument cases, to the streets of Brooklyn and Queens. Among a slew of charges, Rosemond was convicted of trying to ... More >>
Whitney Houston, the big-voiced belter who dominated radio in the 1980s and '90s and whose cover of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" spent 14 weeks at the top of the Hot 100, passed away tonight at the Beverly Hilton, where Clive Davis's annual pre-Grammy party was about to take place. (Her c ... More >>
VH1 spent last week counting down what the channel, and its panel of celebrities and "experts," consider The 100 Greatest Songs of The '00s. They certainly haven't been the first to assemble such a listRolling Stone and Pitchfork and every blog under the sun had their say about two years ago, ... More >>
Cultural growing pains in a rebuilt city
Reggie Rock Bythewood's One Night in Vegas, airing on ESPN tonight as part of the network's "30 for 30" documentary series, shines a light on the little known friendship and many parallels between tortured souls Mike Tyson and Tupac Shakur. The title of Bythewood's documentary is a reference ... More >>
The channel's cheerfully confounding tribute to rap's golden oldies
TABLOIDEDDaily journalism is a bloodsport in New York. This is a scorecard. The New York Post is responsible for many things, but yesterday’s Giants victory over the Dallas Cowboys is not one of them. The tab put a Jessica Simpson “look-a-like” (a term that should be used very, very loosely ... More >>
Too hot to deal? Take shelter in the cool and dark of the matinee.
Hiphop's future is cloudier, but not necessarily darker
Jay-Z's aura finally outshines his artwhat a drag it is getting old
Lil Wayne, Q-Tip, and Remy Ma feed into hip-hop's endless musical reserves.
Light-skinned acts ride hip-hops changing tide with dark-skinned Svengalis
Gypsies and Jews, Afro-Cubans and avant-gardists, led by two smashing piano players
Russell $immons wants to fatten the hip-hop voteand maybe his wallet, too
On Ghetto Streets, It's Bloodshed and Tears All Over Again
The Elusive Crispus Attucks Gives Hip-Hop Sites Some Tough Love
Targeting Silent Rappers: A Street Fight for Justice or Hip Hop McCarthyism?
The Squabbling Spawn of Woodstock
When I asked Jane Horrocks if she's a gay man trapped in a woman's body, she said, 'No! If so, I haven't discovered it!'