Mahd, “Detroit’s Savior”

​Hard times in the Motor City calls for some hard rhymes, as Mahd shouts some of the city’s finest and offers some hard-to-swallow medicine.

posted: August 27th, 2013, 11:03pm


Nametag & Nameless feat. Mahd, “Hookless”

​The Flint, Michigan duo of rapper Nametag and producer Nameless, along with Mahd, rock a headjerker of a beat with no nonsense between bars. Off of their… 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