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Back in January at Los Angeles’ Gold Line, a Japanese-inspired vinyl bar run by Stones Throw Records, revered jazz drummer, hip-hop producer, songwriter and DJ Karriem Riggins, 47, is filming an interview for his new mini-documentary, Behind the Sleeves. The Native Instruments-produced mini-doc as well as its new NI Play Series instrument, “Karriem Riggins Drums,” are being released today (Feb. 16).
For three decades, Karriem Riggins has been behind the scenes of many music fans’ favorite hip...
Arielle Lana LeJarde speaks to Hudson Mohawke about duality in music, outlandish memes, and his wild new album ‘Cry Sugar’ for Mixmag's September cover
I interview legendary French jazz band Cortex about their 1975 album, Troupeau Bleu, and its impact on hip-hop. The interview was conducted largely in French and translated to English.
For over three decades, DJ Premier has consistently proven himself to be one of hip-hop’s greatest producers. As he releases his new EP, 'Hip Hop 50: Vol 1', celebrating the genre’s 50th anniversary, he speaks to Arielle Lana LeJarde about evolving with the culture and the hip-hop/dance music connection
30 years after its February 1993 release, a new generation of forward-thinking artists cite Reachin’ as a touchstone. I interview Digable Planets, DJ Premier, MAVI, and more for this Rolling Stone exclusive.
At a SiriusXM-hosted concert in Harlem, Drake took his fans, and himself, back to a less complicated moment. I review the event and talk about my complicated love-hate relationship with the Toronto rapper.
The Brooklyn-based producer reimagines the track as a frenzied fever trip.
I had breakfast with Brooklyn-based rapper billy woods for a profile in Brooklyn Magazine.
I interviewed AKAI SOLO for his debut album on billy woods imprint Backwoodz Studioz, Spirit Roaming.
I profiled Virginia Beach-based Dirty Bird ahead of his forthcoming Wagenuzik EP. The feature landed on Rolling Stone's front page trending and was pinned top of their music features page.
Swami Sound gets in the mix and speaks to Arielle Lana LeJarde about the history of garage and his own take on the sound