Filling The Cracks with CX KiDTRONiK

Inspiration comes from, literally, everywhere. For some, it’s a passionate take of what reality gives them. For others, it’s the disconnection with relationships over time. And for some others, it may seem like something a little less serious. For CX KiDTRONiK, the story goes that he spotted the ass-crack of singer Jody Watley in the […]

Put The Purist On Your Radar, Ambitious Up-And-Coming Hip-Hop Production

Little-known, ambitious British boards master, The Purist, has been an avid workaholic lately, never resting, steadily collaborating with an eclectic group of MC’s—from newbies like Danny Brown to veterans like Havoc—in a rising and promising effort to get his sound heard. He comes from the U.K., yet offers an estranged style with a boom bass […]

Le1F: Gaudy, Gritty, and Rap

Khalif Diouf ‘s (Le1f) music is truly a representation and expression of his complex identity. Le1f grew up in New York City, surrounded by progressive music and ambitious peers. He frequented “Balls,” lavish dance room scenes and drag shows, a part of NYC’s LGBT sub-culture. He experimented with producing and making electro beats for various […]

A Time For Change: Hip-Hop in Morocco

The Arab Spring has set in motion a series of revolutions, with varying degrees of violence and efficacy, that have shaped the political climate of the Middle East and North Africa for over a year now. It has been extremely satisfying to cheer on these democratic movements as leaders such as Ben Ali, Mubarak and […]