Phillip Mlynar

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World's Fair Will Make You Believe in New York City Again

The seven-man Queens group is getting ready to put out ‘New Lows,’ a long-awaited debut loosely inspired by Elvis Guesthouse. But it almost didn’t happen.
Phillip Mlynar
7.18.18
Interviews

Rap's Rogue Gynecologist Dr. Octagon Is Back From Outer Space

After 22 years and with the help of collaborators Qbert and Dan the Automator, Kool Keith has again donned the Dr. Octagon persona for a new album.
Phillip Mlynar
5.3.18
Rank Your Records

Rank Your Records: Milo Considers His Catalog of Rap Surrealism

The prolific rapper and producer plays favorites with the releases he's done as Milo and his alter-ego Scallops Hotel.
Phillip Mlynar
3.29.18
Rank Your Records

Rank Your Records: Quelle Chris Contemplates a Career of Art-Rap Oddities

In advance of 'Everything's Fine,' his new collaboration with his fiancé, Jean Grae, the Detroit MC looks back on his six solo albums.
Phillip Mlynar
3.22.18
Rank Your Records

Rank Your Records: Roc Marciano Reflects on His Four LPs

On the release of his new album, 'RR2: The Bitter Dose,' the New York rapper discusses his grimy production style and working with everyone from Action Bronson to Q-Tip.
Phillip Mlynar
3.15.18
Features

The Photographer Who Shot the Hot Boys on the Cusp of Stardom

Richard Ross travelled from New York to New Orleans in 1998 to photograph Lil Wayne, B.G., Juvenile, and Turk, just as Cash Money exploded. We speak with him about the experience, almost 20 years on.
Phillip Mlynar
1.1.18
Remembering Things

Remembering "Holiday Banger," the Uniquely Strange Christmas Song We All Need

We speak with Tone Tank, Kool AD, and Scott Thorough about their Kwanzaa-referencing, Bible-skewing masterpiece, released five years ago this Christmas.
Phillip Mlynar
12.23.17
Music

Inside the Label Bringing Rare 70s and 80s Arabic Funk to the World

Habibi Funk's new compilation pulls together soulful, jazzy music from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan, and more. It's even more vibrant than you might expect.
Phillip Mlynar
12.22.17
Interviews

Raph Rashid Connects Cooking with Home Studios

He's the proprietor of Beatbox Kitchen, Australia's first food truck. We talk to him about his new book, 'Back to the Lab,' which documents musicians in their home studios.
Phillip Mlynar
11.23.17
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How to Rap About Food

With the most gluttonous holiday of the year upon us, we speak to gourmet masters The Doppelgangaz about the history of gastro-rap.
Phillip Mlynar
11.23.17
Interviews

Mr. Dead Is the World's Best Rapping Horror Movie Makeup Artist

Welcome to the world of the cult underground rapper from Brooklyn whose other is a special effects artist on horror flicks.
Phillip Mlynar
10.31.17
Interviews

The Long, Graffiti-Lined Road to Meyhem Lauren and DJ Muggs' Debut

We're premiering the video for "Hasashin" off their new collaborative project, 'Gems from the Equinox,' which is out today.
Phillip Mlynar
10.27.17
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