Sylvia Burgos Toftness was raised in the third-story walk-up of a brick tenement building in the South Bronx. In the early 1970s, she moved to Duluth, Minnesota, where she worked as a television reporter for three years. She then transitioned to public relations, where she remained 40 years, 20 of w ... More >>
KRS-One breezes through town, but not before some parting words of wisdom.
She's photographed everyone from Common to Jam Master Jay and worked as a photo editor at the Source. And she's got Minneapolis ties.
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 >>
Immigrant dreams, dirty dancing, and the revolution: Meet the new Latin hip hop of Maria Isa and Danny y Elliot
From panel discussions to boobs aflame, feminism and punk rock form a holy union at Chicago's Ladyfest
We list the best of the best of 1997.
A local hip-hop underground looks for the spotlight.