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DJ Battlecat on Honoring the Life of J Dilla with the Upcoming DILLA JAZZ Celebration

The producer talks working with other A-list collaborators to deliver a unique homage to the instrumental hip-hop icon on July 18 at The Ford in LA.

July 12, 2024
Gloss Up Is Finding the Right Type of Beat

The Memphis rapper discusses the hands-on approach she employed while making her latest album, Shades of Gloss.

November 06, 2023
In Conversation
DJ Muggs on Continuing to Push Boundaries with “Soul Assassins 3: Death Valley”

The Cypress Hill producer shares how he kept things fresh on the latest installment of his album series and the psychedelic film that accompanies it.

October 11, 2023
In Conversation
Atmosphere on Taking the Bold Stance That Things Just Might Be OK with Their New Album

Although created during a tumultuous time, Slug and Ant open up about the optimism of their latest collection of songs, So Many Other Realities Exist Simultaneously.

May 03, 2023
In Conversation
The Staying Power of Little Brother’s “The Listening”

Ahead of their headlining tour celebrating the LP, Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh detail why their debut stands as both a time capsule and a timeless record 20 years after its release.

March 01, 2023
In Conversation
Cakes da Killa Is Here to Hypnotize You

The New Jersey rapper deftly explores the dual reality of his pulsating new project Svengali.

November 21, 2022
Art & Culture
Meet Sunny Choi and Ali Acuna Flores, Red Bull BC One World National Finals Winners

Ahead of the World Finals in November, we caught up with the B-girl and B-boy winners from last month’s Red Bull cypher in LA.

October 04, 2022
In Conversation
Decoding Danger Mouse & Black Thought’s “Cheat Codes”

The genre-bending producer and revered lyricist detail the innovative beats and next-level rhymes that populate their first full-length collaboration.

August 12, 2022
Jahi Sundance on Finding Freedom Behind the Turntable

The DJ looks back on the career path that led him to working with Robert Glasper, HBO, and the LA Phil, and shares where he’s headed from here.

June 29, 2022
Jayson Cash Wants His Art to Be More Than Just Music

The West Coast rapper discusses his measured, purposeful approach to Read the Room.

June 15, 2022
Ben Reilly Demands Your Attention

With imaginative videos, layered sonics, and next-level lyricism, the rapper dazzles throughout his Freelance project.

June 02, 2022
In Conversation
August 08 on Confronting Fear and Leaning Into Bad Decisions on “Seasick”

The LA-based crooner explains how music helps him navigate life’s emotional ebbs and flows.

May 20, 2022
In Conversation
Dezzy Hollow’s New Twist on Funk

We chat with the Oceanside, California rapper about blending old-school funk, modern slang, and Southern Cali swag on One Nation Under the Funk.

May 02, 2022
In Conversation
Big K.R.I.T., Smoke DZA, and Girl Talk on Teaming Up for “Full Court Press” with Wiz Khalifa

The three rappers have worked together for years—now they’ve collaborated with producer Gregg Gillis for a powerful debut album.

April 08, 2022

Portrait Session with Derrick Hodge. Photographed in Los Angeles on 10.12.21. For Flood Magazine’s L.A. issue.

Derrick Hodge Is Putting in the Work

The composer discusses his journey from New Jersey to LA, where he’s collaborated with H.E.R., Common, and Christina Aguilera on their Hollywood Bowl performances with the LA Phil, in addition to serving as lead conductor/orchestrator at this year’s Academy Awards.

March 28, 2022
In Conversation
How Food, Family, and Music Shape OhGeesy

After becoming a father and opening his first restaurant, the rising rapper discusses how he plans to make his mark.

March 28, 2022
Digital Cover
Nipsey Hussle: The Legacy of a Mentality

Coming up on the third anniversary of the Crenshaw rapper’s untimely death, we spoke to friends and collaborators about the lasting impact of Nipsey’s worldview within and beyond his South LA community.

February 28, 2022
In Conversation
In Conversation: Isaiah Rashad on Accepting Critical Feedback and Representing Southern Rap Icons

As he prepares for a pair of exclusive live stream events with Moment House, the TDE artist explains his musical mission.

August 18, 2021
In Conversation
In Conversation: Belly’s New Perspective

With a new LP and a new outlook, the genre-bending rapper/singer-songwriter removes himself from the limelight to share what he’s learned.

July 22, 2021
In Conversation
In Conversation: GZA’s Musical Mastery

GZA returns to the stage Saturday in New York’s Central Park for the free JBL True Summer event with Funk Flex.

July 13, 2021
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