photography book

Unearthed Photos of Hip-Hop Royalty from the 80s and 90s

Early pictures of Biggie, Tupac, and other pioneering rappers form treasured bits of music history in the new book ‘Contact High.’
Taylor Hosking
brief histories

A Brief History of Artists Rapping About Poop

A lot of rappers talk about "dropping shit," but not all of them mean it literally. Join us as we analyse the ones who do, from Big Boi to Biggie.
Phillip Mlynar
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Lil Yachty Sits Down to Chat with Ebro, Premieres New Song “Judgement Free"

"I think my fanbase thinks you hate every young star coming in."
Alex Robert Ross
the worst things of all time

Some Guy Got His Mate's Dick Inked on His Thigh and 'Tattoo Fixers' Replaced it With Biggie

"I am known all over for the tattoo. I have had groups of girls recognise us and say get your leg out, you have a cock on your leg."
Emma Garland

I Went to Puff Daddy's Birthday Party and Glimpsed His 'Black American Dream'

The rap mogul invited journalists and industry folks to his birthday bash, featuring a film screening set to his new, free album, 'Money Makin' Mitch.'
Brandon Harris
Festivals 2015

We Got Bestival Wreckheads To Tell Us Which Conspiracy Theories They Believe In

"Biggie Smalls killed Tupac and Tupac killed Snoop Dogg"
Daisy-May Hudson
Behind The Lens

We Talked to the Nine Year Old Hip-Hop Illustrator Wunderkind Yung Lenox

This kid started sketching off-kilter images of Biggie, E-40, Cam'ron and others for Instagram and now there's a doc all about his art, we talked to the directors and Yung Lenox.
Kat George
Holy Shit

Read These Previously Unreleased Handwritten Poems by a 17-Year-Old Tupac Shakur

The poems were unearthed by his first manager, Leila Steinberg.
Jeff Weiss
Internet Exploring

Someone Has Made 38 Hours of Playlists That Trace the Evolution of Hip-Hop

And you can listen to it for free.
Joe Zadeh

DJ Premier Talks Kanye, Disclosure, and That One Time He Walked in on Biggie Eating Fried Chicken in His Boxers

The hip-hop legend has a story or two to tell.
Skinny Friedman
New music

Here's R.A. the Rugged Man's New Video For "The People's Champ"

We've got the latest from the New York legend.