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Hell Raisin’

This is Mom's Place, a combination Jamaican restaurant/car service/pool hall on Hollis Avenue and 200th Street in Hollis, Queens, the middle-class black neighborhood where the…
John Leland / May 15, 2017

Bonnaroo 2015 SuperJam Lineup: DMC, Chance the Rapper, Bleachers, and More

Chance the Rapper, Pretty Lights, and Bleachers are set to perform at Bonnaroo's 2015 genre-blending Throwback SuperJam Dance Party. They will be joined by DMC…
James Grebey / May 28, 2015

Rap-Rock: From ‘Punk Rock Rap’ to Mook Nation

Back in the 1970s, when Afrika Bambaataa dropped the Rolling Stones' "Honky Tonk Women" into his DJ set at, say, the Bronx River Community Center,…
Charles Aaron / February 11, 2014

The 10 Most David Foster Wallace-ian Quotes in ‘Signifying Rappers’

This week, Mark Costello and David Foster Wallace's Signifying Rappers: Rap and Race in the Urban Present is back in print from Back Bay Books.
Brandon Soderberg / July 26, 2013

Jam Master Jay’s Legacy and Death, 10 Years Later

Not enough hip-hop stories end well. About the best we get is that some legendary MC fades away gracefully and grows up and out of…
Brandon Soderberg / October 29, 2012

Chucks & Bucks: An Oral History of the Coolest Shoes on Earth

Go into any garage or basement where a high school band is thrashing away. Go into a stadium where rock gods are hurling lightning bolts.
David Marchese / September 10, 2012

Full Made In America Lineup Announced: Drake, Run-DMC, Chris Cornell Added

In the months since Jay-Z announced he would be curating the Made in America Festival in Philadelphia, which takes place Labor Day weekend and is…
Kory Grow / July 31, 2012

Louder Than Bombs: Death Grips and Killer Mike

Hip-hop's first 20 years were built on decibels. A Bronx-bred arms race over speaker size, rocking without a band, "my JVC" vibrating the concrete, pumping…
Christopher R. Weingarten / June 23, 2012

Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week

Lots of musicians tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold.
Anna Hyclak / October 23, 2009

Run-DMC Plan a Broadway Musical

Broadway's spiffy slacks-and-blazer dress code may soon include street-wise leather trench coats, bulky gold chains, and Adidas Superstar sneakers (without laces, of course).
William Goodman / October 21, 2009

Live: Kid Rock, Eminem, Roots Celebrate Def Jam

Some of the biggest names in hip-hop, including Eminem, Redman, Method Man, Mary J. Blige, Ghostface Killah, Public Enemy, Wale, the Roots, and Kid Rock,…
William Goodman / September 24, 2009

Rock Hall Ceremony: Eminem, Run-DMC, Metallica

While pop music's spotlight is about to shine brightly on Eminem -- his first video and album in five years are rolling out over the…
Melissa Goldstein / April 6, 2009

Do Metallica and Run-DMC Deserve Rock Hall?

How seriously are we supposed to take the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions?
David Marchese / January 16, 2009

The Stooges, Metallica, Run-D.M.C. Lead Rock Hall Nods

Officials for Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have unveiled the nominees for the class of 2009, with punk icon the Stooges, hard rock…
William Goodman / September 22, 2008