Noisey and Gentleman Jack Slow It Down in Houston for the Third Installment of The Backdrop
Largely ignored by hip-hop's mainstream until perhaps a decade ago, Houston's hip-hop scene is an insular one that in many ways emerged sui generis—informed equally by car culture, a DIY mentality, and a love of all things slow, Houston rap can often sound like nothing else out there. As part of Gentleman Jack's ongoing Art, Beats + Lyrics series, the Backdrop went to Houston to chop it up with legends like Bun B, Scarface, andRob Quest, and got a tour of the city's landmarks by Fat Tony, one of Houston's top up-and-coming rappers.
Todd Terje's "Leisure Suit Preben" Video Pays Tribute to Porny Video Games and It's Great
It's rare these days that a music video thoroughly captures the aesthetic of a musician while indulging the quirk necessary for potential virality or meme-fication.
I Was in a Coma and Now I'm a DJ
Meet DJ Disable.
420 Songs About Weed
Where in the World Can Migos Meet the Plug?
Including a womb, on the back of a dolphin in the middle of the ocean, and the set of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III'.
We Interviewed Ron Jeremy About His Perfect, Piano-Playing Penis
Ron Jeremy made a seven-inch about appreciating classical music where he plays "1812 Overture" with his schlong.
Chiraq Versus the World
Tragedy at home is familiar, and thus easier to ignore.
The Hottest Alt-Bros at Coachella
"Wait, is your cum gluten-free?"
A Canadian in Tokyo Made a Song Out of Japanese Suicide Statistics
"What if we lived in a society where all historical records were converted into a type of music and people in school would sit around and listen to it?"
Pharoahe Monch: Stress Raps
One of the greatest technical rappers of all time speaks out about the record industry, the state of American healthcare, and that one time he ghostwrote for Diddy.
We Crashed Your Coachella Party
Life hack: You don’t actually have to go to Coachella to go to Coachella.