Fat Tony, “Smart Ass Black Boy”

​Houston emcee Fat Tony is acting like a smartass in the country, but his rhymes are earnest, actually. His latest album of the same name is out on Bandcamp.

posted: October 22nd, 2013, 3:04am


Hot Sugar feat. Kool AD, Fat Tony, Lakutis, Nasty Nigel, “Leverage”

Kool AD, Fat Tony, Lakutis, and Nasty Nigel take turns rattling off uncouth and frankly rude lyrics over Hot Sugar’s gravel-and-synths production. ​Off of Hot… Watch


Run the Jewels - Close Your Eyes (And Count to F**k)

​A visual poetry of violence, futility, and the confusing and complex layers of the struggle. Run the Jewels 2 continues its epic journey. Watch


Hiatus Kaiyote - Nakamarra

​Australia’s multi-dimensional polyrhythmic quartet bringing future soul to the desert. Peep their North American tour this spring. Watch


Raz Simone - So Many Things

Seattle’s Simone venting the frustrations of an artist and coming to terms with a positive reality. From the Cognitive Dissonance: Part 2 video series. Watch


Kendrick Lamar - i

​Sing it. Feel it. Self-love. This is hip-hop. Watch

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Hip-hop Wisdom: Yasiin Bey

Yasiin Bey, known for most of his career as Mos Def, has helped shape the dialogue and definition of hip-hop, both musically and politically for nearly… Read