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Amos Barshad

December 17, 2012 |
71. Because We’ve Got An Answer to Odd Future.

Meet Ratking, Harlem’s new rival to the Los Angeles weirdcore rap crew.

April 30, 2012 | Encounter
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.

November 14, 2011 | Feature
Veggie-Friendly Weirdo Rap

ASAP Rocky and the goofball new school of New York hip-hop.

November 7, 2011 | Topic

A hippie-era use of traditional African instruments has become a 21st-century political issue at Occupy Wall Street.

August 29, 2011 |
The Rapture at Last

After ­nearly breaking up, they’re back.

August 8, 2011 | Feature
Old-School Ties

A coffee-table history of Def Jam, New York’s hip-hop Harvard.

July 18, 2011 | Encounter
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.

July 11, 2011 | Feature
Bring That Beef Back: A Revised History of Tupac and Biggie

Are the cases about to be cracked?

June 27, 2011 |
The Anticipation Almanac: Music

Our critics pick the most anticipated music, lyrics, and more, for the season.

May 2, 2011 | Feature
Rude Boys

The birth of the Beastie Boys—an oral history on the 25th anniversary of Licensed to Ill.