Lurking the Lower East Side with Lurkavelli
Outsiders have taken over the Lower East Side, but according to the rapper Lurkavelli, gentrification hasn't stopped the neighborhood's poverty and crime problems.
Dro FE Raps About Life on the Border of Texas and Mexico
For this week's Mahal, I cruised the streets of New York with Dro FE, a Texan rapper who recently released a free self-titled EP exploring his childhood in the Rio Grande Valley, where you either drive a Lambo or live in a shack.
The Eramatics Are Teenage Rappers with Classic Hip-Hop Souls
For this week's Mahal, I met with the super fly trio the Eramatics. TahJmall, Ziiion, and Lexington bonded in middle school over their mutual love for music and being knuckleheads. In between skipping class and staying out late, they discovered their...
Traveling Across America with the Infinite Daps Tour
Alongside filmmaker Adam Sauermilch, I spent ten days on a bus, documenting RL Grime, Baauer, Ryan Hemsworth, and Jim-E-Stack on their Infinite Daps Tour.
Jumping Around with Ninjasonik
This week on the Mahal, I'm speaking to my favorite musical group, Ninjasonik, and premiering the music video for their homage to House of Pain's rap classic “Jump Around.”
Catching up with Krussia, New York's Best Russian Rapper
For this week's Mahal, I hit up Russian rapper Krussia's 2 AM performance at CMJ's international show. Over the last few years, I've ran into Krussia from time to time as shredded the streets of New York on his bike. Here's a live video from his CMJ...