The Wu-Tang Clan’s New Hulu Show Is Beautiful Mythmaking

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Wu-Tang-An-American-SagaThere are many, many reasons why I love rap music. One of those reasons, I have learned, is this: At a young and formative age, I had my mind blown by superhero comics. Many rappers — most of the best rappers — present themselves as flesh-and-blood superheroes. (In this, rappers are like action-movie stars or … More »

Teyana Taylor – “Gonna Love Me (Remix)” (Feat. Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Raekwon) Video

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We named Teyana Taylor’s Kanye West-produced album K.T.S.E. one of the 50 Best Albums Of The Year, and today the Harlem-bred artist has released a new remix of her track “Gonna Love Me” that features verses from not one, not two, but three Wu-Tang Clan members: Ghostface Killah, Method Man, and Raekwon. Their … More »

Open Mike Eagle & Milo’s Independent Journeys

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Open-Mike-EagleIt’s such an oddly specific and low-stakes flex: “I’ve been on every podcast that I listen to.” It’s also, presumably, an entirely true statement. If you’ve ever heard Open Mike Eagle on a podcast, you already know that he’s an ideal podcast guest: funny, gregarious, open-hearted, interested, informed enough to speak with some credibility on … More »