In the first instalment of his ‘Beauty of Independence series, HipHopNumbers’ Ben Carter talks to vibrant independent voice Cal Scruby about his music, his process, and his ‘itis.
On “Real Reasons,” Bronx emcee Trust Tate opens up about the stray bullet that changed his life forever, and in conversation with Miki Hellenbach, he elaborates on the whirlwind journey that followed that day in 1994.
Ano Chrispin almost gave up on music… but when the pandemic switched things up, the versatile artist returned to old habits, turning out ‘Metro Dread,’ a gorgeous record that examines race, identity, belonging, cynicism, and the relentless pace of the everyday.
In the wake of his excellent debut album, Suede, Tacoma-by-Phoenix emcee Jaywop is making big moves – and as he tells Conor Herbert, it’s all going according to his ambitious plan.
In a career-spanning retrospective, Elliot Sang charts the humble beginnings, huge achievements and glowing futures of essential Korean hip-hop trio Epik High.
This March 8 interview with Dende covers the musical short film “In Case You Forgot I’m BLACK.” Dende talks about last summer’s police brutality protests, frustration with the lack of change, the effect of the weight on his person and healthy advice for healing in the communities most affected.
In the wake of his new record, WITH LOVE., Brwnsounds talks to CentralSauce’s Ryan Gaur about the stories, sounds and SAROS crew behind the project.
The prospect of a new Kanye record has never been less enticing, but inspired remixer Toasty Digital has managed to piece together something better: a thrilling sampledelic celebration of Kanye West and the artists behind his many sounds and styles.
Ham on Everything has been a staple of Los Angeles’ events scene since 2011, but a decade on, co-founder Adam Weiss is facing the new challenges of a COVID world. Even as he reminisces on humble beginnings and hard-earned successes, Adam’s looking to the future – and, as he tells David McCloud, it’s looking bright, sweaty and underground.
Leslie West, the lead singer of hard rock group Mountain, died in December, and whilst many mightn’t remember the Woodstock alumni, his fingerprints can be found on hundreds of tracks from hip-hop institutions to modern pop classics.