Mibbs, “Off Top”

​The Los Angeles rapper’s pounding beats and shotgunned rhyme flow results in one impactful track but still manages subtlety in how it resolves into its climax. From Mibb’s project FREEBASE.

posted: January 3rd, 2014, 2:28am


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

The Dash

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


Miguel - Coffee

​One thing leads to another…peep Miguel’s Wildheart tour coming to a city near you. Watch