north carolina

Interviews

Joy's Genre-Hopping Hardcore Is All About Suffering

Raleigh's next great metal/hardcore hybrid give us an earful about their new album, 'No Light Below,' misanthropy, and doing it their damn selves.
Eli Enis
1.31.19
Interviews

The Unapologetic Devotion of Hiss Golden Messenger's MC Taylor

The North Carolina songwriter speaks on his career spanning box set 'Devotion,' the questions he’s still asking himself, and being a father.
Matt Williams
11.6.18
Interviews

Ivy Sole Is the Philly Rapper Who Wants You to Forgive Yourself

The Charlotte-born, Philly-based rapper is turning her growing pains into poetry on her debut album ‘Overgrown.’
Kristin Corry
9.25.18
Op-Eds

Your Opinions About J. Cole Are Probably Dumb

The rapper's new album 'KOD' is his best effort yet, and deserves to be discussed beyond the classic-trash binary.
Lawrence Burney
4.24.18
Features

How Elvis Depressedly Captured the American South's Conflicted Identity

The area's social polarity directly influences the duo, setting them apart as one of the most intriguing prospects to emerge from the Bible belt.
Rachel Grace Almeida
2.20.17
we saw this

Beyoncé’s North Carolina Concert Was an Amazing Missed Opportunity

While the controversial "bathroom bill" divides the state, Queen Bey missed a chance to speak for the trans community.
Allison Hussey
5.5.16
Noisey News

Anohni Praises Protesting North Carolina's Anti-Trans Law, Says Any Response Is the "Right Thing"

"[Bruce Springsteen] definitely broadened the conversation by getting involved. It was very generous of him."
John Hill
4.19.16
Interviews

Before Chiraq, There Was Fayettenam: J. Cole Takes Us Back To His Hometown

From the "super hood" to buying the family home that was foreclosed on his mother, the North Carolina rapper owes everything to Fayetteville.
Grant Brydon
5.18.15