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T La Rock, the Man Who Forgot He Was a Rap Legend | GQ
T La Rock was one of the pioneers of hip-hop, an old-school legend sampled by Public Enemy and Nas. But after a brutal attack put him in a nursing home, he had to fight to recover his identity, starting with the fact that he’d ever been a rapper at all.
music  hiphop  gq  tlarock  oldschoolhiphop 
october 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Rowdy World of Rap’s New Underground - The New York Times
The lo-fi rap that thrives on SoundCloud teems with unruly energy. Can it survive the mainstream?
hiphop  soundcloud  joncaramanica  nytimes  music 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Breaking Out — The California Sunday Magazine
Vince Staples is only 22 and has one of the best debut albums of the year — so why does he want to quit?
vincestaples  hiphop  music  thecaliforniasundaymagazine 
july 2017 by brendanmcfadden
California Schemin' - The Guardian
Your dreams of rapping superstardom are stymied by your Scottish sound, so what do you do? Simple: reinvent yourself as a West Coast wild boy, with American accent and history to match. But, Gavin Bain tells Decca Aitkenhead, keeping it up for two years is murder
hiphop  gavinbain  theguardian 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Hard To Kill: The Oral History Of Gucci Mane
Radric Davis is only 35 years old, with 9 lives behind him. Here, 20 associates tell the story of how Gucci Mane rose, fell, and rose again.
thefader  guccimane  crime  hiphop  music 
february 2016 by brendanmcfadden
Flick of the Wrist: A Snapshot of Father and the Awful Records Crew on the Brink...
It’s a chilly weeknight in the Hasidic part of Williamsburg, and Awful Records is taking over. In a few hours at the local venue Baby’s All Right, the Atlanta record label and crew’s benevolent overlord, Father, will play his first solo New York City show. For now, Awful has congregated at the 10th-floor loft of a buddy, an odd place with a rack of antlers on the wall, an impressively curated VHS collection, paint splatters, ferns, and a startling view of the bright Manhattan skyline. And they’ve gone about setting themselves up with a well-earned little pre-party.
grantland  music  hiphop  amos  barshad  awfulrecords 
january 2016 by brendanmcfadden
Here's What's Missing From Straight Outta Compton: Me and the Other Women Dr. Dr...
On January 27, 1991, at a record-release party for the rap duo Bytches With Problems in Hollywood, producer/rapper/then-N.W.A. member Dr. Dre brutally attacked Dee Barnes, the host of a well-known Fox show about hip-hop called Pump It Up! Dre was reportedly angry about a Pump It Up! segment hosted by Barnes that aired in November 1990. The report focused on N.W.A., and concluded with a clip of Ice Cube, who had recently left the group, insulting his former colleagues.
film  movies  music  straightouttacompton  drdre  icecube  deebarnes  hiphop  nwa  violence  misogyny  1990's  culture  gangstarap 
august 2015 by brendanmcfadden
Kendrick Lamar's video director Kahlil Joseph takes his hypnotic art to MOCA
The video is like a feverish dream of Los Angeles. Beneath the sprawling, horizontal cityscape, a marching band grooves on an empty field. Young boys drip-dry after a dip in the pool. A woman with a tower of gray hair and a kindly gaze stands before a cooler of beer. Muscular, tattooed men pose for a group portrait. A horse gallops down a dim city avenue. And a man hangs upside-down, vampire-like, from a street light at night.
kendricklamar  kahiljoseph  art  music  hiphop  losangeles  MOCA  installation  installationart  video  film  musicvideo  museum 
june 2015 by brendanmcfadden
Searching for Tomorrow: The Story of Madlib and DOOM's Madvillainy
Following the 10th anniversary of Madlib and DOOM's telepathic mind meld of an album, Jeff Weiss traces the history of Madvillain and details how these two perpetually mystifying artists came together for an uncanny hip-hop classic.
music  hiphop  madvillain  madlib  mfdoom  madvillainy  pitchfork 
november 2014 by brendanmcfadden
Meet ILoveMakonnen, The Eccentric Rapper Drake And Miley Cyrus Want To Be Down W...
Makonnen Sheran, 25, on facing manslaughter charges, quitting his day job, and battling depression. “I just wanted to kill myself, honestly. Now everything is starting to pick up.”
makkonsheran  ilovemakonnen  hiphop  r&b  music  atlanta  buzzfeed 
september 2014 by brendanmcfadden
The Ghost in the Machine
A profile of the D.O.C., the rapper’s rapper, who ghostwrote for Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg.
alexpappademas  hiphop  thedoc  thed.o.c.  playboy 
april 2013 by brendanmcfadden

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