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Tattoos and Sunshine
What happens when indie rockers and their fans go on a cruise?
The birth of the Beastie Boys—an oral history on the 25th anniversary of Licensed to Ill.
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The Anticipation Almanac: Music
Bring That Beef Back: A Revised History of Tupac and Biggie
34 Minutes With Bobby Brown
Backstage at an unlikely New Edition reunion, the New Jack bad boy is grown up and sober. More or less.
A coffee-table history of Def Jam, New York’s hip-hop Harvard.
The Rapture at Last
Veggie-Friendly Weirdo Rap
ASAP Rocky and the goofball new school of New York hip-hop.
242 Minutes With Chet Hanks
Living the hip-hop life with a lesser-known son of Tom Hanks, who badly wants to be famous for something else.
71. Because We’ve Got An Answer to Odd Future.
Meet Ratking, Harlem’s new rival to the Los Angeles weirdcore rap crew.
Yasiin Bey, the Former Mos Def, on His Barclays Center Poem and Trying to Avoid Beef With Jay-Z
On Thursday, we wrote about Yasiin Bey's new poem, which concerns Brooklyn's Barclay's Center. Here is our extended transcript.
Yasiin Bey, the Former Mos Def, Poetry-Slams the Barclays Center, Hopes for Jay-Z Summit
Yasiin Bey hopes for a summit meeting with Jay-Z and Harry Belafonte to discuss the arena's effect on Brooklyn.
Dosa Hunting With Stereogum’s Amrit Singh and Das Racist’s Himanshu Suri
“This dude needs a lesson. That is not dosa.”
Kendrick Lamar on His Upcoming Major-Label Debut, Tupac Hologram, and Fruit Snacks
"One of the main things I gotta have is a whole bunch of fruit snacks and Fruity Pebbles and Gushers ... "
Can Mountain Dew Save the Music Industry?
"I don’t see how an artist is going to able to launch a record without strategically partnering with a brand.”
Lil Wayne and Drake Try to Take Attention Away From That Other Rapping Duo
Hear "She Will."