A.Chal's 'Ballroom Riots' EP Sounds Like All of the Drugs
Here's Ballroom Riots from the Los Angeles producer/rapper A.Chal, whose "On N On" we premiered a while back. More than anything, this EP sounds like the sonic manifestation of a billion late L.A. nights fueled by a metric shit-ton of drugs. Or, to get all critic-y on you, it sounds like dude ingested all the good parts of UK funky and dubstep, mixed it up with a little WEDIDIT collective and rapped like a sociopath. In other words, he is to hard drugs and bass music what Craig Finn is to bar rock.
The Great Korean Invasion of Keith Ape: Noisey Raps
Hailing from Seoul, South Korea, Keith Ape made hip-hop history with the international hit “It G Ma.” In this episode of Noisey Raps, we follow him and his crew as they get to know the US.
Stormzy and Muzi: From South London to South Africa
Stormzy travelled to South Africa to check out the local music scene with producer Muzi, where the pair discovered their similarities, and Stormzy learnt about gqom music and Zulu culture.
King Diamond and Slayer's Kerry King - Back and Forth
King versus King. The two metal legends talk about pivotal moments in their career, creating guitars with rubber bands, and what it's like when a fan offers to carve your logo into their skin.