Articles by Soren Baker
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.