Reed Jackson

PROFILES

Is Okay Kaya Living in Pop Music's Future?

The 27-year-old singer has the potential to be the next biggest thing in music. With her upcoming album 'Both,' can she do it?
Reed Jackson
4.13.18
Noisey News

Native Artists Have United to Make a Song for Standing Rock

Watch the premiere of the video for "Stand Up / Stand N Rock" and sign the petition urging President Obama to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Reed Jackson
12.4.16
Interviews

Araabmuzik's Dream World Is Your Reality

The producer goes inside the making of his new LP 'Dream World': being the target of senseless violence, dealing with the music business, and breaking stereotypes.
Reed Jackson
7.15.16
Interviews

Two Music Geeks: RZA and Paul Banks Explain What the Hell They’re Doing with Banks & Steelz

The Wu-Tang Clan maestro and Interpol frontman teamed up to play chess and make music, and they ended up with a dope album, 'Anything But Words,' in the process.
Reed Jackson
6.22.16
Interviews

Stones Throw Beatsmith Samiyam Traces His Unlikely Journey from Mops and Brooms to Rocking Rooms

Once a teenage dreamer settling for janitorial work in his Michigan hometown, he now records albums for Brainfeeder and Stones Throw.
Reed Jackson
3.14.16
Interviews

Gene Brown Is the Guy Who Finds the Rare Samples for All Your Favorite Hip-Hop Songs

Questlove, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, Just Blaze, and DJ Premier are just some of the legendary names who have turned to Gene Brown for sampling fodder.
Reed Jackson
3.1.16
Longreads Or Whatever

The Story of FruityLoops: How a Belgian Porno Game Company Employee Changed Modern Music

Soulja Boy, Sonny Digital, 9th Wonder, and other producers discuss the influence of the program that went from a porn game company coder's side project to a building block of the sound of modern music.
Reed Jackson
12.11.15
Interviews

Meet Goth Money, the Most Positive Crew of Trillionaires on the Internet

The entire Goth Money crew crammed into a single Skype conversation to talk about their inspirations and spreading positivity.
Reed Jackson
11.2.15
Premieres

You'll Instantly Be Good at Dancing if You Listen to New York Litefeet Maestros Hann's "Mastah MC"

The 18-year-old production duo is part of the city's most organic musical movement, and their new track is the perfect way to get familiar with it.
Reed Jackson
8.31.15
Longreads Or Whatever

Sound of the Underground: How New York's Litefeet Producers Are Making Sure It's Showtime in the City

Swizz Beatz, Diddy, and others are paying attention, but can the songs that New York's subway dancers move to become the next big thing out of the city?
Reed Jackson
8.27.15
Longreads Or Whatever

Drezus Walks: Meet the Native American Rapper Merging Old Sounds and New

Drezus grew up selling drugs, was in a chart-topping rap group, almost died twice, and came back to rap about his heritage.
Reed Jackson
10.29.14