The New Generation of LA Rap Is Changing Everything
A group of rappers and producers are reimagining not just the sound of Los Angeles, but its slang, its fashion sense, and the cultural divide between blacks and latinos.
Salvador's Multi-Generation Axé Scene Spreads Black Brazilian Pride
From newer artists like Luedji Luna and Xênia França to veterans, we dive into the west African-inspired genre that won't be whitewashed.
Turkey's Death Metal Scene Thrives Despite Government Repression
With an authoritarian strongman in office and music venues scarce, brutal bands like Engulfed and Hellsodomy are still keeping the faith in Ankara and Istanbul.
From Moscow with Flow: How Rap Became Russia's Most Important Genre
Relying on DIY methods and a "fuck the major labels" attitude, homegrown rappers are bringing a fresh, global sound to the Russian underground.
Myanmar's Metal Scene Stands Strong in the Midst of Political Upheaval
Metalcore is still king in capital city Yangon, but black and death metal are gaining ground in this troubled Southeast Asian political hotbed.