The Grammy-nominated New Yorker on surviving the streets, embracing the business world and what he thinks of hip-hop today.
Brooklyn drill’s boy king was killed before he could release his debut album – but a year on from his death, his music is bigger than ever. Thomas Hobbs pays tribute.
In the next part of the Behind The Beat series, I speak with Buckwild on his memories producing Harlem rap provocateur Big L's classic 'Put It On'.
As bad music biopics swarm us all, Gus Van Sant’s ‘Last Days’ remains an anomaly. Thomas Hobbs explores.
The Independent: John Carpenter - ‘Come on guys, there are no lizard people! These theories are just foolishness’
The horror legend reinvented the slasher flick and its soundtrack but at 73, he’s been reborn as an art-pop rocker. He talks to Thomas Hobbs about conspiracies, the power of Michael Myers and why gaming is ruining Hollywood.
Our MF DOOM tribute continues as Thomas Hobbs flexes the WWF-referencing A-side of the villain's collaboration with Westside Gunn.
I wrote about DJ Screw's 'My Mind Went Blank'.
My rap podcast 'Exit the 36 Chambers' made this Dazed listicle.
With Machine Gun Kelly and Post Malone swapping gold grills for guitars this year, are white rappers using Black aesthetics becoming a thing of the past?
From Birds of Prey’s intoxicating mix of rap and pop music to Tamar-kali’s atmospheric Shirley score.
"Not many people could make a song about tending to a shivering friend experiencing a drug overdose sound seductive, but Collard (real name Josh Collard) isn’t your typical artist. “I spent the night with you when you overdosed / made the house warm when your skin was cold,” he delicately croons on 2017’s knockout single ‘Sofa’, an ode to loving someone so much that you find comfort in being at their side, even at their lowest moment."
In the 13th and final part of this series, the Chicago rapper describes the moment he fell in love with Jon Brion’s dreamlike score.
We’ve announced our favourite releases of the year – now the Guardian’s music critics reveal their individual top picks of 2020.
"If you grew up in the 1990s or 2000s then it’s likely you’ve punched the sky while listening to one of Jim Johnston’s songs. The composer is responsible for professional wrestling’s greatest theme music, helping bring The Undertaker, Stone Cold Steve Austin and many more to life via creepy church organs, smashing glass and huge riffs."