Hip-Hop

Sujatha

The Cuban Hip-Hop Scene with Professor Sujatha Fernamdes

Street-corner rap battles. Freestyling at underground house par- ties. Lyrical illumination of the hardships of the oppressed. These vignettes of early American hip-hop have crossed the border to set up shop all over the world.

In the Cut with Dapper Dan

Almost by accident, Dapper Dan helped invent hip-hop fashion, influencing many of the same fashion houses whose logos he once appropriated.
DJ Outta Space

Frank Fridays: DJ Outta Space

Welcome to Frank Fridays, where every time out we let a professional let you know what you should be listening to this weekend and beyond. This week's picks are from Magic City Resident DJ Outta Space.
The Escapades of Futura 2000

The Story Behind the Rare Video for “The Escapades of Futura 2000”

In 1982, Futura 2000 teamed with members of the Clash and Fab 5 Freddy for the song “The Escapades of Futura 2000.” In the rudimentary track that stretches to nearly-ten minutes, Futura raps about graffiti culture in New York, calling out luminaries and institutions like Dondi White, Zephyr, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lady Pink, Rust-oleum and the Fun Gallery.
bishop nehru

The Self-Education of Bishop Nehru

We talked to Bishop Nehru ahead of his show in Los Angeles on August 31 about creative visions, keeping his live show lively, and infamous serial killers.