Choosey Interview

Choosey Interview

Between gospel music in church and his grandfather’s role in the Latin Jazz scene of Los Angeles, music has always been a factor in Choosey’s lineage. His debut album Black Beans (read our review here), which was released earlier this year, conveys the less represented perspective of growing up Afro-Chicano. Hailing from LA by way [...]

Armand Hammer Interview

Armand Hammer Interview

Elucid and billy woods were performing at The Old Hairdressers - an old rustic venue located down the dark, grimy cobbled street of Renfield Lane in the heart of Glasgow. A perfect location for the equally dark, grimy duo that is Armand Hammer. “Man, fuck Rap Genius!” is met with agreeable laughter from the group [...]

Koncept Interview

Koncept Interview

From working at Fat Beats Records to releasing music via Sony Records - Koncept is a Queens-based, globe-trotting emcee and frequent collaborator of contemporaries such as J57, Marco Polo & Royce Da 5'9". After two years on the road and a lot of time spent in Asia, including a sold out tour with Scoop Deville, [...]

Sage Francis Interview

Sage Francis Interview

Sage Francis and B. Dolan are the Epic Beard Men. Though accurate, the name started out as a joke, a calibrated goof on bro culture, from two rap greybeards who aren’t afraid to swing freely from dead-serious to wryly hilarious. Hailing from the industrial outskirts of Providence, both artists are walking hip-hop vaults. Last year’s [...]

Slug Interview

Slug Interview

As the name implies, Atmosphere's latest LP, Mi Vida Local is intensely focused on the place it was created–the southside of Minneapolis–where Slug and Ant work tirelessly in their “beautiful basements”, refining their sound without interruption. (Although a handful of friends from the Minneapolis hip-hop community showed up to contribute.) A year of one-on-one collaboration resulting [...]