In this Showtime documentary, Estevan Oriel struggles to encompass the complexity of a highly unique West Coast group.
Hua Hsu, a staff writer for The New Yorker, discusses his new zine Suspended in Time, which also serves as a preface for his forthcoming book, Stay True.
The Texas native discusses his biography of DJ Screw, the late Houston DJ and producer who created the “chopped & screwed” sound.
This year marks four decades of avant magazine the Wire. Throughout, the British publication has frequently if fitfully championed interesting rap artists.
This week’s entry discusses Eminem’s induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and a few nuggets from Ben Merlis’ oral history of the Juice Crew.
The year marked the beginning of the second half of the “golden era,” when the genre’s greatest peaks and worst tragedies were just beyond the horizon.
In an essay originally written for Maura magazine, the 1996 renaissance of female rappers resonates as a time of missed opportunity.