Hip-hop responds to the Derrion Albert killing.
Today’s playlist: alt-pop, gore grind, ambient hardcore, and more
Hip-hop in the Obama era
Hip-hop: moving at the speed of blogging during election season.
Nas digs Phil Collins?
Jay Smooth shoots down Bill O’Reilly.
Nas’s new track, “Hip Hop Is Dead,” makes kick-ass use of “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.”
New York hip-hop is shaking up and waking up to a new electronic music that’s both innovative and commercial. The new style is not so much a sound as a strategy, a cold fusion that maps a middle ground between tripped-out Wu-Tang science and overeager Puffy pop.