Cannabis in liquid form has hit the UK, but is it a sweet dream or a damp squib? We explored the who, the how and the high.
In the 12th part of this series where musicians discuss their favourite film scores, Thomas Hobbs speaks to pioneering rapper, producer and Run The Jewels member El-P on how Cliff Martinez' Solaris score has changed his life.
The Detroit rapper, currently top of the US album charts, remembers Star Wars, the therapeutic beauty of Nintendo 64 and learning from Kanye West
The rising star discusses the emerging UK emo rap scene, and the legacy of the US artists who helped to inspire it.
"The filmmaker and her subject are acutely aware that there’s never been a better time to switch off and be still."
The Charlotte native is a budding neuroscientist wise beyond his years, who also happens to be one of hip hop’s brightest hopes. Regardless of the subject, he’s driven by a desire to seek out answers – no matter how uncomfortable the truth might be.
One of America’s most inventive rappers is serving a 20-year sentence on non-violent drug charges. Thomas Hobbs speaks to the artist from behind bars about what comes next.
In the 11th part of this series where musicians discuss their favourite film scores, Thomas Hobbs speaks to avant-pop musician Julia Holter on how Andrei Tarkovsky’s dark epic helped to mould her own approach to music.
The rapper could have faced hostility at the overheated, febrile festival but capitalised on one of rap’s biggest ever audiences with a show of awesome power. Thomas Hobbs on why it was such an important moment for hip hop.
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The 73-year-old master of prosthetics and gore in films such as Dawn of the Dead and Friday the 13th tells Thomas Hobbs some of his secrets and how being a photographer in the Vietnam War shaped his life.
In the 10th part of this series where musicians discuss their favourite film scores, Thomas Hobbs speaks to British composer Max Richter about how Stanley Kubrick’s use of classical music enhances his 1968 sci-fi epic.
The UK music scene lost a legend when Black The Ripper—born Dean West, also known as Ital Samson—died unexpectedly back in April. He left behind a five-year-old son. In this lost interview from 2017, Thomas Hobbs speaks to Samson about his pioneering work as a musician and weed advocate.
"It feels like people want to see the cult of privileged, out-of-touch celebrity smashed to pieces, and for something to act as a symbol to accelerate this process. Well, who is a better symbol than Mr Blobby? The very notion that a pink and yellow-spotted leper could end up as one of the most famous British faces of the 1990s was, at its core, an anti-celebrity act."