Articles by Soren Baker

In Conversation: Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder, and Terrace Martin Invite You to Their Dinner Party

The four artists want the music of their self-titled debut to bring people together.

In Conversation: RZA on Ol’ Dirty Bastard: “He Gave Up Fear”

The Wu-Tang Clan architect explains why ODB’s fearlessness contributed to his magic.

Kobe Bryant: For Love of Music, For Love of the Game

Reflecting on Kobe’s long relationship with music and the industry’s profound appreciation of him.

The 2010s: Another Decade of Hip-Hop Dominance

What the genre has been through in the last ten years.

Pink Sweat$ Is Doing Things His Way

David Bowden talks the compromises he’s refused to make with his chart-topping, guitar-driven R&B.

Kari Faux Addresses the Shit That Makes Her Uncomfortable

The LA rapper discusses the bad friends and desire for solitude that inspired her recent EP “Cry 4 Help.”

Cey Adams: Blue Ribbon Treatment

Pabst Blue Ribbon commissioned the muralist to create limited edition beer packaging. Today—the inaugural National Mural Day—marks the pair’s next collaboration.

Adrian Younge Is Pushing Music Forward By Recreating its Past

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.

Wu-Tang Clan: Twenty-Five Years Ain’t Nuthing Ta F’ Wit

Our FLOOD 9 cover story on Wu-Tang Clan, the rap group with a religious following.

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