Drugs and booze for years kept Boston-based rapper Slaine from shedding his reputation as a mixtape legend and taking his place among hardcore hip-hop royalty. The 34-year-old rapper admits he came late to the game, but he has redeemed the time, with a solo album hailed as one of the best true-schoo ... More >>
This year's hip-hop festival Rock the Bells pushes something Pitchfork and ATP has tried before to the hilt: Nine of its headlining acts will perform their groundbreaking albums in full. The one everyone will be frothing at the mouth to hear? The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill by Ms. Lauryn herself. ... More >>
Courtesy of Nacional Records Chile, the longest and thinnest country in our hemisphere, has culturally gifted the world in literature, poetry and music. After all, it is the land of Gabriela Mistral, Pablo Neruda and Violeta Parra. For the past couple of decades in Chile, the legacy of artful lan ... More >>
Why, Urb Was Right After All: When they announced that Lauryn Hill was going to be performing The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill in its entirety last month, then were proven wrong when the lineup was announced and there was no Fugees lead singer in sight. Instead, only Wu-Tang ... More >>
Most hip hop heads in the area have probably known about this for a minute but to all the wayward fans of Abstract Workshop I must advise that you DO NOT SLEEP on Feb. 27. Besides the fact that it's a Friday and you should be out on the prowl anyway, NYC rap legend Large Professor and J. Rocc are c ... More >>
I don't care what kind of music you came to see, thirty four bands, in thirty two acres of space turned a hot weekend in Chinatown into a non stop sonic binge.
Last saturday, thousands of fans from all over So Cal trucked into the dust bowl parking lot across from L.A. Historic Park for the ... More >>