Francisco Garcia

Interviews

Tiny Boost Is Rapping for All the Streets and the People in Them

The UK rapper – and Giggs protege – had his career put on pause, due to a hefty jail sentence. Almost a decade later he's back, going hard.
Francisco Garcia
11.13.18
Essays

How The Music You Heard as a Young Adult is Deeply Affecting

It's easy to think certain records make you a new person. In reality they're a nostalgic memory of a time gone by that's hard to shake.
Francisco Garcia
6.13.18
PROFILES

Skrapz Went from the Streets to the UK Rap Kingdom

After leaving grime, and hitting obstacles along the way, the London rapper is fully on course.
Francisco Garcia
11.1.17
Premieres

Jerkcurb Makes Music and Art to Illuminate the Night

We talk to the King Krule collaborator and animator, while giving you a first look at his "Voodoo Saloon" video.
Francisco Garcia
10.12.17
Remembering Things

Giggs’ Early Mixtapes Were the Fuse That Sparked UK Rap

The pioneering 'Best of Giggs' series was akin to the Grand Theft Auto loading screen soundtrack, but set to the grey concrete streets of Peckham.
Francisco Garcia
7.28.17
Remembering Things

The Complicated Legacy of So Solid Crew

From murder to charges to BRIT awards, the story of the south London collective is a labyrinthine one involving a cast of more than 20 characters.
Francisco Garcia
5.31.17
My Favourite Soundtrack

Reflecting on the Donnie Darko Soundtrack, An Opera of Teenage Angst

Fifteen years after the release of Richard Kelly’s cult classic, we take a look at how it’s musical backdrop became so culturally and emotionally significant.
Francisco Garcia
9.13.16
Op-Eds

First Beers, First Shags, and Shit Haircuts: How I Grew to Love The Fall

I used to fucking hate The Fall, but when the ennui of my twenties arrived like a shower of cement, my infatuation for Mark E Smith exploded.
Francisco Garcia
2.15.16
Internet Exploring

James Blake's New Track "Modern Soul" Will Soothe Your Mind

While the rest of the world had their eyes and ears on Kanye West, Blake dropped a new track in the middle of his BBC Radio 1 residency.
Francisco Garcia
2.12.16
In Memoriam

This Rare Flying Lotus Mix Was Made the Day J Dilla Died, and Is a Piece of Hip-Hop History

It's a potent mixture of “hip-hop, rare grooves, exotic international records, and a few of Dilla’s own tracks" and is free to download.
Francisco Garcia
2.11.16
Interviews

Meet Trap Toys, the Dudes Turning Rappers into Badass Action Figures

Ever wanted to see Eazy E melted down into a plastic figurine, complete with Action Man sized, heart-threatening muscles, guns, and tight y-front pants? Now you can.
Francisco Garcia
2.10.16
Internet Exploring

Tyler, the Creator Veers Into Mac DeMarco Territory on An Extended Version of "Perfect"

And it comes with a pretty split screen video.
Francisco Garcia
2.9.16
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