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.


The Untold Story of Harlem's 'Whiskey Rebellion,' the Civil Rights Campaign for Black Liquor Salesmen

The fight against 'Jim Crow jobs' took blood, sweat, tears, and boycotts.


A New Trailer for Kanye West and Dame Dash's Film 'Honor Up' Is Here

And so is a picture of Kanye looking very happy :)


Marcus Samuelsson Is Taking on Ethiopian-Swedish-British-American Fusion

We talk to the Swedish Ethiopian chef behind Harlem’s Red Rooster about his new restaurant in London.


Cam'ron Is Writing a Movie, and Here's a New Song in the Meantime

We had a cinematic chat with Killa Cam, who also says he's planning to release two albums this year.


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.


Somi's New Album Is a Pan-African Love Letter to Harlem

The singer/songwriter's latest effort, 'Petite Afrique,' is a soulful celebration of her black and immigrant identities.


An Artist Transforms Debris into Sculptures of Home and History

Scraps of metal, signage, and wood moldings are turned into powerful compositions about the experience of home.


The Art of Drag Performance| TCP Meets Miz Cracker

Miz Cracker makes the subversion of gender and sexuality a truly entertaining and engaging endeavor.