The Noisey Advent Calendar
How an Early Christmas Single Helped Hip-Hop Explode
Kurtis Blow's 1979 track "Christmas Rappin'" was proof that rap had a place in the money-or-nothing recording industry. It was also just really sweet.
Alex Robert Ross
Harlem Are All Mellow and Literary on "Queen of Mosquitos"
The long-absent indie band, who will return with their third album 'Oh Boy' in February, have a new single that references Valerie Solanas and Corinthian columns. It's lovely.
Alex Robert Ross
Sheck Wes Has His Foot on the World's Neck
A New Trailer for Kanye West and Dame Dash's Film 'Honor Up' Is Here
And so is a picture of Kanye looking very happy :)
Noisey UK Staff
This Japanese-American Photographer Captured the Elegance of 90s Harlem
A look inside Katsu Naito's new book, 'Once in Harlem.'
A New Exhibit at the Tate Gives Voice to Civil Rights-Era Black Artists
'Soul of a Nation' looks at what it was like to be a black artist from 1963 to 1983.
Cam'ron Is Writing a Movie, and Here's a New Song in the Meantime
We had a cinematic chat with Killa Cam, who also says he's planning to release two albums this year.
last week in art
Harlem Is Finally Getting Its Hip-Hop Hall of Fame
Last week, organizers announced they had won a bid for a building and development, with plans to start construction in February 2018.
Somi's New Album Is a Pan-African Love Letter to Harlem
The singer/songwriter's latest effort, 'Petite Afrique,' is a soulful celebration of her black and immigrant identities.
An Artist Transforms Debris into Sculptures of Home and History
Scraps of metal, signage, and wood moldings are turned into powerful compositions about the experience of home.
The Art of Drag Performance| TCP Meets Miz Cracker
Miz Cracker makes the subversion of gender and sexuality a truly entertaining and engaging endeavor.
The Creators Project
Kanye West’s “Ultralight Beam” Soundtracks a Film About Black Spiritual Power
Inside the sampled world of filmmaker and cinematographer Arthur Jafa’s 'Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death,' on view at Gavin Brown's Enterprise in Harlem.