This is the first in a weekly series of six essays looking at hip-hop’s recent past, thinking about its distant past, and wondering about the possibility of a future. Check it out on Vulture now and decipher it for yourselves.
On Tuesday night, as the world tuned in to Texas State Senator Wendy Davis’ epic abortion-rights filibuster, Bay Area rapper Lil B was on tour in the Netherlands. After hearing what was happening in Texas, he sent out a message in solidarity to his 700,000 Twitter followers: “SHOUT OUT TO WENDY DAVIS STAY #BASED AND […]
Over the past few years, Governors Ball has become THE go-to music festival in the Northeast and has grown exponentially. I’m extremely happy to be heading back for the third year in a row, so I wanted to present my 10 favorite music moments from the past two years. Click below:
With every year end list, we review which producers stood out head and shoulders above the crowd. Whether it be gauged in the club, on the radio, through sales or on your favorite digital delivery service, these producers made their marks and then some. The criteria for selection and ranking is not so simple (I […]
Here’s a nice piece that Saigon put together for the Huffington Post. He used to write these types of editorials on his MySpace blog back in the day. Click below to read:
The Rules by Bob Lefsetz…genius. — Drizzy (@Drake) November 8, 2012 Just read Drake’s blog where he posted up a letter that former entertainment lawyer and music enthusiast Bob Lefsetz wrote about him in regards to the tweet above. Good read. Click below to check out the letter and read “The Rules.”
2 Chainz took the time to write out his thoughts on the election and the right to vote for Rolling Stone. Here’s what he had to say: As the national spokesperson for the Respect My Vote! campaign this year, I wanted to share my thoughts about the election, and talk about some of the things […]
Frank Ocean has taken to his personal blog to pen a new letter to his fans that describes where he’s at in life at this very moment. Click below to enlarge and read the piece.
This is an awesome human interest story on the current person who lives at 560 State Street in Brooklyn – Jay-Z’s alleged old “stash spot” from his hustling days. This kid, Amit Wehle, penned a piece for FUSE about how Jay-Z used his Menorah and visited his spot during his Barclays concerts. Click here to […]
Pretty much explaining the concept behind his video for “Rolling Stone” and telling the fans he won’t sell out.
Another great magazine profile piece on the creative mind of Pharrell Williams. The musician, producer, artist, fashion designer and entrepreneur, Pharrell Williams chops it up with Jada Yuan of BULLETT magazine. The pale pink cream liqueur Pharrell Williams pours into a tumbler of ice isn’t just for me, but for all womankind. He urges me […]
Known for culinary expertise – both as a chef and food fan in general – Action Bronson linked with New York Mag’s Grubstreet to write out his daily routine for just under a week. See what it’s like being Action Bronson below:
Two days and two prominent features on Pharrell. Take a look at the great piece done by The New York Times’ Eric Wilson. “WHAT about an audiobook?” Pharrell Williams asked, sitting at the head of a conference table at the Park Avenue South offices of Rizzoli as he looked at the nearly finished galleys for […]
GQ breaks down the partnership between Pharrell Williams and menswear designer Mark McNairy. Making the Band Mark McNairy:“I always liked what Pharrell did with Billionaire Boys Club—it’s like preppy streetwear. We started by collaborating on one shoe. We talked about doing clothes, and eventually it evolved into a full made-in-the-U.S.A. collection.” The Line Between Streetwear […]