When Mos Def’s debut album Black On Both Sides arrived — 20 years ago, tomorrow — it was a refreshing breath of nasty New York City air of the Brooklyn variety. If you’ve ever lived in or even just visited NYC, then you know sometimes it has the most stale, putrid, muggy air that will … More »
Over the past few years — since around the time To Pimp A Butterfly came out — there’s been a lot of crossover between the rap and jazz worlds. But that’s nothing new to the veteran jazz pianist Robert Glasper, who’s been incorporating hip-hop into his music and working with rappers for years. Glasper’s resume … More »
Tyler the Creator just announced the lineup for the annual Camp Flog Gnaw festival. As always, the roster features an assortment of revered hip-hop and alternative acts like Solange, Daniel Caesar, and a headling set from Tyler himself. Another headliner has yet to be revealed at this point.
There are also more than a few welcome surprises in the form of old-school veterans like yasiin bey as well as inspiring new talents like slowthai. Rounding out the lineup are Odd Future Wolf Gang team members Earl Sweatshirt, Taco, Domo Genesis, Left Brain and The Internet.
Camp Flog Gnaw 2019 will take place November 9 and 10 at the grounds of Dodger Stadium. Tickets are now on sale.
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In the first episode of Succession, HBO’s great show about the travails of an evil New York billionaire family, there’s a scene that’s excruciating on a number of different levels. It’s the scene where we first meet Kendall Roy, the recovering-addict wannabe tech bro scion of this family. Kendall is in line to take over … More »
Fridays may be a little less frenzied now. With the release of Teyana Taylor’s new K.T.S.E. last week, a wild monthlong parade of albums produced by Kanye West has concluded at last. Taylor’s project marked the fifth and theoretically final LP out of Kanye’s orbit in as many weeks. More »
Black Star, the hip-hop duo composed of Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) and Talib Kweli, are apparently working on a new album with Madlib. HipHopDX reports that Bey announced the news during a surprise appearance at a Madlib DJ set in Denver today, and he also said that the project will … More »