Forest Blakk – Swipe Right
Affecting and life affirming
Hip-Hop Purists Should Thank Young Thug
“Mumbling” or not, he’s accentuating the musicality of Hip-Hop.
Two Gorgeous, Poetic Offerings To Brighten Your Day
The Obsolescence of the Freestyle
From necessary litmus test to tedious sideshow for ill-suited artists.
Bracking Brazy: Hip-Hop’s Beef with Mental Health Treatment
Delving into Hip-Hop’s trivialization of mental health issues.
MORE: A Look At Rod Bastanmehr’s Latest Work on “Otherwheres”
an excerpt from otherwheresmag.com
Old Beats: When Young Rappers Reject the Golden Era
Lil Uzi Vert and hip-hop’s irreverence towards the canon.
Larkin Grimm, “I Don’t Believe”
“This song was written for all the survivors of abuse.”
Pablo Has No Clothes: Divorcing Kanye to Marry Hip-Hop
Have we mistaken infatuation with Kanye West’s self-described “spazzing” for a lucid estimation of his recordings?
Heathcliff Berru and other Missing Stairs
Why we owe it to ourselves and everyone else to directly address abuse in our industry and communities.
Another Subculture 3 Audiozine to benefit DIY space for London
Interview subjects include Sheer Mag and Priests’ Katie Alice Greer.
Count the Stars, or don’t
The beauty of enjoying Beach House’s newest without any preconceived notions.
Bands speak up about The Silent Barn
Words from Celestial Shore, Mega Bog, Future Punx, Parlor Walls, Real Adult, and SIRENS.
Busdriver writes preface to Scallops Hotel’s Plain Speaking
Perhaps it’s the sign of a great body of work?
How a Resurrection Still Feels
Ten years of The Hold Steady’s Separation Sunday.