Republican strategists think they can win over the Black vote by trashing Justice Jackson.
Trump’s MAGA and other tales of the last week’s election
The fights are fake but the folks pulling the strings behind the scenes are real.
Now we know what really happened to Smokey: he befriended Charlie Sheen to make a bad buddy movie.
The new book Original Gangstas examines the lives of Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and Snoop Dogg in uncompromising detail.
Even if you ignore the festival’s marquee names, you can find plenty of rappers with top-shelf skills.
The festival has been a punching bag so far this year, but with luck it’ll turn out more like a piñata—and either way, the Reader is getting in a few swings.
You can blame Drive Like Jehu drummer Mark Trombino and his punny pastry shop for inspiring this foolishness.
The N.W.A. biopic devolves into trash talk and diss tracks.
Four Chicago rappers form a supergroup that pays homage to N.W.A as the iconic LA group’s biopic rolls into theaters.
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
The new Ice Cube action comedy is a movie without a skeleton.
Try your hand at rap-related movie trivia and win a pair of tickets to Closed Sessions’ CIMMfest showcase and a limited label T-shirt.
A familiar sample flipped for a new jam
This week’s Early Warnings include the Black Angels, Elvis Costello, the Fleshtones, Human Eye, Ice Cube, Kamelot, Low, Willie Nelson, Phosphorescent, Pinback, and Urge Overkill.