A$AP Rocky has made an appearance in a government official’s testimony as a part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s alleged Ukrainian dealings. More »
Tyler, The Creator was named The Wall Street Journal’s 2019 Music Innovator at the magazine’s annual Innovator Awards at the Museum Of Modern Art in New York last night. The trophy was presented to him by his friend, collaborator, and fellow rapper A$AP Rocky. More »
“From doing records from sampling, I started learning the science about what happened to soul music,” the Alchemist told me 13 years ago. One evening, at New York’s Baseline Studios, I sat in a backroom full of ancient, dusty records, and I listened to the Alchemist and Just Blaze talk about disco. The … More »
In the very early days of this century, people would still sometimes watch music videos on television. MTV’s Total Request Live was in its halcyon era in 2000, and the show wouldn’t be cancelled until 2008. Meanwhile, YouTube debuted in 2005, changing the way everyone experienced the music video. So the 2010s are the first … More »
This past weekend, Rolling Loud, the rap festival that regularly sets up shop in cities around the world, came to New York for the first time, taking over Citi Field in Queens for two days. There were complications. Shortly before the festival began, the NYPD requested that the festival organizers drop five New York street-rap … More »
Press play on the year’s biggest country album and you might wonder if you’re listening to a country album at all. Thomas Rhett’s Center Point Road is the genre’s only release to hit #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart this year and enjoyed the biggest debut streaming week ever for a country album, with … More »
A$AP Rocky has had an eventful few months. The rapper spent a month in Swedish jail after getting into a fight on the street in Stockholm, leading to a highly publicized case that included several tweets from Donald Trump and concluded with a guilty verdict without any additional jail time. More »
Reverberating force in the four-by-four domain and one half of the Skrillex-assisted Dog Blood duo, Boys Noize (Alex Ridha) recently decided to put his dexterous production prowess in full view, taking a strategic step outside of the electronic arena to assist in an auspicious new hip-hop endeavor.
The German Boysnoize Records boss hopped in the studio with A$AP Rocky, to co-produce the latter’s first official output since his highly public incarceration and subsequent assault trial overseas. Championed alongside Puerto Rican sound engineer, Hector Delgado, “Babuskha Boi” was fashioned after Rocky’s affinity for rocking granny-evocative head scarves. The track arrives with a slightly outlandish Dick Tracy-reminiscent visual, tracing a less-than-serious 1930s-era bank heist.
Boys Noize and Skrillex reconvened earlier this year for their first multi-track Dog Blood project since 2014, Turn Off The Lights. He released his last extended solo project in March of last year, Strictly Raw Vol. 2. The producer’s next single with Skrillex, “Midnight Hour,” arrives tomorrow, August 29.
Other than the folks in Midsommar, not many people had a worse visit to Sweden this summer than A$AP Rocky. The Harlem rap mainstay and members of his entourage were arrested in early July for beating up a man who’d been following them on the street, which led to a heavily publicized imprisonment, … More »
Late last year, A$AP Rocky started to talk about babushkas a lot and inexplicably started to wear the headscarfs during his public appearances. At a show in January, the rapper debuted a snippet of a new babushka-related song, and it all seemed to be leading up to new material as a … More »