Baton Rouge


Escape the Room with Kevin Gates

We followed the 'Luca Brasi 3' rapper into the depths of his new trap house-themed escape room (yes, that's a thing that exists) in Los Angeles.


Listen to YoungBoy Never Broke Again's New Mixtape, 'Ain't Too Young'

The follow-up to August's 'AI YoungBoy' hit YouTube Saturday.


Kevin Gates Shares His Thoughts From Prison For the First Time Since October

The Baton Rouge rapper also shares a new video for "What If."


NBA YoungBoy Is Incisive, Introspective, and Next in Line for Greatness

On his latest mixtape, 'AI YoungBoy,' it's impossible to ignore the links between the Baton Rouge rapper and recent greats. At 17, he's already more than his skillset.


Listen to NBA YoungBoy's New Mixtape, 'AI YoungBoy'

The release of the 17-year-old's latest tape comes alongside a new video for "No Smoke."


A Plastic Baby Jesus from New Orleans

While on location, some people we spoke to gave us multicolored cakes. Inside each king cake, as they're called, was a miniature figurine, apparently meant to bring good luck to whoever finds it.


A Black Lives Matter Painter Explains How Art Can Be Activism

Langston Allston sees his murals for Alton Sterling and other victims of police brutality as a way to "help people plug in who weren't previously plugged in."


The Problematic Gender Politics Between Masc and Fem Gays

A sociologist embeds within Louisiana bar culture to uncover whether bears treat twinks differently than men treat women in general.


Tragedy Hit Munich After the Latest Week of Mass Shootings in America

An attack near a German shopping mall Friday brought the mass gun violence focus away from the United States and back to Europe.


Joey Bada$$ Writes Impassioned Response to the Death of Alton Sterling

"What are we going to do? When will true justice be served?"


Alton Sterling Is the Latest Black Man Killed by Cops on Camera in America

The Baton Rouge man was shot while being restrained by the police outside a convenience store, sparking outrage and protests and leading to a US Department of Justice investigation.


Boosie Badazz Continues His Miraculous Hot Streak with 'Thug Talk'

The Baton Rouge rap legend's impossibly good third album of 2016 features Webbie, Z-Ro, and the late Pimp C.