Get on Down Investigative Reports: Breaking Down GZA’s “Labels.”
How many of the 41 imprints mentioned in the Genius’ song are still in business? UpNorthTrips does the math.
[ Get On Down ]
The Oral History of the Tunnel.
The story of rap’s most infamous club, as told by the people who lived it, including Jessica Rosenblum, Peter Gatien, Funkmaster Flex, Cipha Sounds, Chris Lighty, DMX, Prodigy and Michael Rapaport (just to name a few). By Ross Scarano.
[ Complex ]
The Racial Divide on… Sneakers.
Article attempts to answer the question: How did Jordans become associated with black street culture and Chucks with white-dominated hipsterism? By Emily Chertoff.
[ The Atlantic ]
10 Sexually Absurd R&B Songs From The ’90s.
Would it shock you if we told you that R. Kelly made the list? Didn’t think so. By Greg Whitt.
[ The Smoking Section ]
Premiere: Mr. Muthaf**kin’ eXquire’s First Photo Shoot.
Rapper collaborates with esteemed photographer Jamel Shabazz.
[ Rolling Stone ]
Blu & Exile Talk About “Flowers,” Premature Releases, And Blu’s Failed Run-In With Nas.
West Coast MC recalls the night he said, “Nas, I’ll eat you up right now” to one of his rhyming heroes and why that probably wasn’t a good idea. By The Company Man
[ HipHopDX ]