Skinny Friedman

Interviews

We Interviewed Migos about their Unexpected Rise and, Yes, Versace

Two-thirds of the buzzing Atlanta group reveal unexpected facts about their buzzing tape 'Young Rich Niggas'.
Skinny Friedman
7.10.13
Sittin' Sidewayz... With Skinny Friedman

Ten Great Old El-P Productions

In celebration of El-P and Killer Mike's 'Run the Jewels,' we take a look back at some of El-P's great work that you might not be familiar with.
VICE Staff
7.2.13
Sittin' Sidewayz... With Skinny Friedman

On Nicki Minaj Vs. Peter Rosenberg and Hip-Hop's Patriarchy Problem

Even though it’s a great time to be a woman who raps, the hip-hop community still finds femininity alien, if not wildly threatening.
Skinny Friedman
5.31.13
Sittin' Sidewayz... With Skinny Friedman

A Quick Look Into Hip-Hop's Odd Antisemitic Streak

There's been a strange antisemitism renaissance in rap in the last couple of weeks. Though it's a reach to call this a "moment," there's definitely some tension about rappers being offensive right now.
Skinny Friedman
5.8.13
Sittin' Sidewayz... With Skinny Friedman

We Need More Nuance When Discussing Sexuality And Hip-Hop

Jason Collins' coming out was a great step forward for professional sports. What does it mean for hip-hop? And when will we have a clear grasp on the nuances of sexuality?
Skinny Friedman
5.3.13
Sittin' Sidewayz... With Skinny Friedman

Jay Shells's Rap Lyrics Signs Project Is Awesome And Worth Your Attention

Don't you wish that all street sign's had location-specific rap lyrics on them?
VICE Staff
4.5.13
New music

Here's Skinny Friedman's 'Chobani And Adderall' Mix

Noisey's go-to rap guy drops a serious mix.
4.2.13
Sittin' Sidewayz... With Skinny Friedman

Rick Ross Is A Terrible Misogynist, But He Has No Idea How Molly Works

Like the entire startup industry, a lot of rap is just an imaginary arms race where ordinary dudes claim to have things they do not have. This goes for clothes, cars, sex and even drugs.
Skinny Friedman
4.2.13
Sittin' Sidewayz... With Skinny Friedman

Cool Research, New York Times

Monday's Times article on the uncleared samples in Baauer's "Harlem Shake" is little more than poorly-researched hot garbage.
Skinny Friedman
3.15.13
Sittin' Sidewayz... With Skinny Friedman

The Best HipHopDX Headlines of the Past Week, Rated in Beats by Dre (TM) Headphones

HipHopDX, proving the essence of "Real Hip-Hop" lies within posting as many non-news stories as humanly possible.
Skinny Friedman
3.8.13
Features

On Guns

If we're going to have a conversation about gun control, we need to differentiate between violence in Chicago and what happened in Newton.
Skinny Friedman
12.18.12
Sittin' Sidewayz... With Skinny Friedman

Sittin' Sidewayz... With Skinny Friedman - The Ten Albums From 2012 I Listened To The Most

I still can't tell A$AP Nast and A$AP Twelvy apart but that's on me.
Skinny Friedman
12.14.12