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.
The Wonder Years, The Hum Goes on Forever
The Philly punk six-piece work through the pandemic era’s toughest battles on what could go down as their masterpiece.
Sports Team, Gulp!
In spite of characteristically good songwriting, the London-based post-Britpop group’s sophomore record wraps without any substantial revelations.
Death Cab for Cutie, Asphalt Meadows
The sonic postcards and arcane references on the band’s tenth studio album are driven by a newfound curiosity, one that succeeds in stretching their best components farther than ever before.
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.
With his new single “Dog Eat Dog” out now, the former Flosstradamus producer prepares an EP of trunk-rattling, energetic beats made for the club.
With the innovative “Story to Tell (Chapter One),” famed producer/DJ J.PERIOD delivers one of the most ambitious rap projects of the year.
Soren Baker recalls two late-’90s interviews with the rapper, who passed away last week at 50.
The legendary Minneapolis singer/musician is featured on the season debut of TV One’s “Unsung” series, highlighting his remarkable career.
With his new LP “How We Intended,” the New York rapper examines the beauty he sees in the struggle to achieve artistic and personal peace.
The three-man band of Pharoahe Monch, Daru Jones, and Marcus Machado channel rage and musical amorphism on the stark “A Magnificent Day for an Exorcism.”
Fueled by a desire to make life better for himself and his family, Slatt Zy drips emotion on his charged new collection “East Lake Projects.”
Producer Dem Jointz and the thirteen-year-old vocalist discuss Bryant’s powerful viral hit “I Just Wanna Live” and collaborating on a full EP.
The Public Enemy rapper expounds on America’s technological dependency and how people on both sides of the fence may be getting duped.
Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder, and Terrace Martin on how their new supergroup is fit for the post–George Floyd world.
The North Carolina–based rapper shares how his past shaped second album of 2020.
The four artists want the music of their self-titled debut to bring people together.
The Wu-Tang Clan architect explains why ODB’s fearlessness contributed to his magic.
Reflecting on Kobe’s long relationship with music and the industry’s profound appreciation of him.
What the genre has been through in the last ten years.
David Bowden talks the compromises he’s refused to make with his chart-topping, guitar-driven R&B.
The LA rapper discusses the bad friends and desire for solitude that inspired her recent EP “Cry 4 Help.”
Pabst Blue Ribbon commissioned the muralist to create limited edition beer packaging. Today—the inaugural National Mural Day—marks the pair’s next collaboration.
The Los Angeles–based producer learned the value of his music after being sampled by JAY-Z, leading to collaborations with Ghostface Killah and Black Thought.
Our FLOOD 9 cover story on Wu-Tang Clan, the rap group with a religious following.