With 232 pages and an expanded 12″ by 12″ format, our biggest print issue yet celebrates the people, places, music, and art of our hometown, including cover features on David Lynch, Nipsey Hussle, Syd, and Phoebe Bridgers’ Saddest Factory Records, plus Brian Wilson, Cuco, Ty Segall, Lord Huron, Remi Wolf, The Doors, the art of RISK, Taz, Estevan Oriol, Kii Arens, and Edward Colver, and so much more.
Peter Gabriel, i/o
The broadly poetic tales of ordinary madness on the Genesis co-founder’s first LP of new original material in over two decades are often spare and daringly melodic.
House of Harm, Playground
The Boston-based goth-pop trio scratch a unique itch on their more complex sophomore record by expanding their aesthetic to incorporate Midwest emo vocals.
Full of Hell & Nothing, When No Birds Sang
The six collaborative tracks from the Maryland grindcore outfit and Philly shoegazers stretch both bands into new compositional terrain in addition to playing to each group’s strengths.
The Memphis rapper discusses the hands-on approach she employed while making her latest album, Shades of Gloss.
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.
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.
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.
The New Jersey rapper deftly explores the dual reality of his pulsating new project Svengali.
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.
The genre-bending producer and revered lyricist detail the innovative beats and next-level rhymes that populate their first full-length collaboration.
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.
The West Coast rapper discusses his measured, purposeful approach to Read the Room.
With imaginative videos, layered sonics, and next-level lyricism, the rapper dazzles throughout his Freelance project.
The LA-based crooner explains how music helps him navigate life’s emotional ebbs and flows.
We chat with the Oceanside, California rapper about blending old-school funk, modern slang, and Southern Cali swag on One Nation Under the Funk.
The three rappers have worked together for years—now they’ve collaborated with producer Gregg Gillis for a powerful debut album.
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.
After becoming a father and opening his first restaurant, the rising rapper discusses how he plans to make his mark.
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.
As he prepares for a pair of exclusive live stream events with Moment House, the TDE artist explains his musical mission.
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.
GZA returns to the stage Saturday in New York’s Central Park for the free JBL True Summer event with Funk Flex.
The Inglewood artist has graduated from somber “alternative R&B” to assured rapping—and people are starting to notice.