Tara Mahadevan

Interviews

How Producer oddCouple Found Himself and Tapped into a New Chicago Sound in the Process

The Chicago producer who has worked with Chance the Rapper, Jamila Woods, and Joey Purp steps up to a new level with his album 'Liberation.'
Tara Mahadevan
1.18.17
Interviews

Heavn Help Us: The Joyful Music of Jamila Woods

Jamila Woods has established herself as one of the most sought-after new voices in music. Now the Chicago singer is making her solo debut with the uplifting new album 'Heavn.'
Tara Mahadevan
7.13.16
Premieres

Forget Netflix, Super Bwe and Mick Jenkins Have Another Plan and It's Called "Breakfast & Chill"

The Chicago rappers connect for a smooth song about missing someone at home from the road.
Tara Mahadevan
3.25.16
Scene Reports

Milwaukee's Best: The Wisconsin City Has Become a DIY Hip-Hop Haven

Brew City has never been a hip-hop destination, but a strong university arts scene and new sense of unity is changing that.
Tara Mahadevan
10.19.15
Interviews

Masego's Cooking in the Jazz Bando: Get Familiar with Trap House Jazz

"They were just like play some John Coltrane and get in the corner. But that’s just not how I work."
Tara Mahadevan
9.29.15
Interviews

Cousin Stizz Is the Hypnotic Rapper Giving Boston a Shout Out

The Boston rapper's rise has been reserved, but his release 'Suffolk County' is putting him on the map.
Tara Mahadevan
8.21.15
New music

Smino Is Making a Midwest Musical Moment

Listen to his new song "3M," the first release off the upcoming 'Zero Fatigue.'
Tara Mahadevan
7.13.15
Interviews

From YouTube to High School Graduation, This Is How Alessia Cara Left the Party and Got Here

The singer's "Here" has amassed millions of plays in just a few short months. Pay attention, because with the rising 18-year-old's dynamic and powerful voice, this is just the beginning.
Tara Mahadevan
7.7.15
Interviews

Meet Queens Rapper Anik Khan: "I Want to Be the Kid Who Represents the Immigrant Story"

We spend a day in Astoria with the rapper of Bengali heritage, and premiere the video for his new song "Shadows."
Tara Mahadevan
6.24.15
Interviews

Vicktor Taiwò Takes a Self-Portrait

Hailing from East London via Nigeria, the fast rising 23-year-old's songs articulate both the intensely personal and strikingly universal.
Tara Mahadevan
6.16.15
Longreads Or Whatever

GoldLink, Unmasked, Comes Down to Earth Before He Takes It Over

DC's GoldLink is on the cusp of serious fame, but the further his music takes him, the less he seems to put up a facade.
Tara Mahadevan
4.8.15
SXSW 2015

Rappers Are Dressing Like 80s Rock Stars and It's Awesome

Rappers have essentially become the new rock stars, a sentiment that has trickled down into pushing the boundaries of hip-hop’s style.
Tara Mahadevan
3.23.15
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