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.
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.
Gucci Ruined Culture by Suing Dapper Dan, Now They’re Ruining It by Ripping Him Off
The fashion house stealing from Dapper Dan shows that cultural appropriation and cultural exchange are two different things.
At City Hall with Trayvon Martin’s Brother, a Rising Community Organizer
In the five years since his brother's murder, Jahvaris Fulton has transformed from a quiet son who stayed largely out of the public eye to a rising force in New York City's local government scene.