Lady Casa is perhaps the country's most famous raver, and something like a cult leader to her tens of thousands of fans. When the Miami native makes a pilgrimage to L.A. and hosts an event on Venice Beach the day after seeing DJ Armin van Buuren, it quickly turns into a mob scene. Not far from the ... More >>
Denis Jeong Plaster for City PagesDVS1 (right) emerging from the shadows You've heard that old maxim in the entertainment business that says if you don't make it before age 30, it's time to cut your hair, join some job-seeker sites, and demote your creative dream to "hobby" status. Zak Khutoret ... More >>
Music articles from this week's print edition.
The hip-hop diploma program fleshes out its staff.
Foundation's Saturday night crowd got a chance to hear a hip-hop luminary spin-- Afrika Bambaataa, the man who lifted from "funky German boys" Kraftwerk when "miscegenation" wasn't a music-blogger buzzword and dressed like a post-nuke warlord in a time when swathes of NYC really did look like they'd ... More >>
The Godfather of Hip Hop, the Master of Records, Afrika Bambaataa gave hip hop its name, reframing graffiti, DJing, breakdancing, and rapping as "four elements" of a single culture. (The "fifth element": knowledge.) A former member of the Black Spades, Bam founded the Universal Zulu Nation in the 19 ... More >>
Beautiful (mostly) and all yours, our sneek peek at the 6th Annual 'Sound Unseen'
A quick primer on Puerto Rico's hip-hop/dancehall hybrid
Local poet Mark Nowak pens industrial verse for closed steel factories and forgotten labor pains
The untold story of local hip hop: 1981 to 1996
A turntable giant spins samples into perfection
After 12 years on the fringes of pop, hip hop, and techno, Jungle Brothers crash all three with V.I.P.
The inscrutable music, the unknowable man
Open playlists. Mixed audiences. Women's mud wrestling. Ample coke. What ever happened to the Minneapolis club scene?
Connie Francis meets Nurse with Wound on the unruly turntables of DJ Ts
A local hip-hop underground looks for the spotlight.