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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.
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
Swami Sound gets in the mix and speaks to Arielle Lana LeJarde about the history of garage and his own take on the sound
Parading a catchphrase of “pierogis meets punk,” Brooklyn’s Warsaw hosted a whole new world on May 19th with Red Bull’s illustrious Culture Clash. Bursting with the best selectors in New York City nightlife, four crews went head-to-head for an evening inundated with tension, dubplates, and a whole lot of shit-talking.
Each corner of the 1,000-cap venue was dedicated to a specific sound system (or DJ crew). Left of the main stage, CORPUS boasted a gritty juxtaposition of metal moshers and chee...
Brookyln's QRTR shares a rousing mix and speaks to Arielle Lana LeJarde about musical mantras, respecting homegrown US artists, and her music's power in the bedroom
I interview the magical rapper Mercury on skateboarding, Sailor Mercury, and her second studio album, tabula rasa, for MTV NEWS.
Wakai's latest studio album 'To a Dark Boy' is setting the stage for Wakai's rise. I ask him about the connection to the record, his collaborators, and spirituality.
I interview Dart Adams, John Morrison, marcus d, and more about the relevance and decline of hip-hop's golden rule.