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.
Vince Staples's Summertime in the City
We hang out with Vince in NYC on the release day of 'Summertime '06' and attend his performance at the XXL Freshman show.
The Story of "Fuck Tha Police" - A Noisey Film
We talk to Ice Cube and Yella, gather opinions from police officers from Compton's gang unit, and lifelong Compton citizens to explore the impact of NWA's "Fuck Tha Police."
Miguel Heads to Connor Olthuis's Art Gallery and Contemplates Existence - Forced Exposure
We bring Miguel together with artist Connor Olthuis to examine how globalization has changed the way we think about resources, and how music has been affected by similar issues.