WAP Wins Every Time

Cardi B hasn’t released a record since 2018’s smash Invasion of Privacy. Rumor has it she was tied up in a renegotiation of her contract with Atlantic Records. Her bag has clearly arrived, and with it comes “WAP”- a hilarious, sex-positive, freaky collab with Hot Girl Megan Thee Stallion that is actually breaking the internet…

Aesop Rock- The Impossible Kid

The Impossible Kid- Aesop Rock’s 7th album and second for indie giant Rhymesayers- is a masterclass in American etymology. As with any standard Aesop release, the words pile up and demand an ear- but this time they’re illustrating an obvious distance and loneliness. Aesop carves out space for plenty of math raps, loading each verse…

Latin Grammys

I’m finding it harder and harder to write about music.  But for good measure, lets talk about Action Bronson- a man who weighed nearly 400 pounds a few months ago. During a recent interview with Hot 97 Bronson revealed that he was working on a self-help book and took a good look in the mirror….

Childish Gambino: 3.15.20

I supposed it’s too early to call Donald Glover’s 3.15.20 the album of the year- so let’s instead call it the best and most complete record of his career. He’s a mysterious dude, so if this is his last “Childish Gambino” record- so be it. It’s a beaut. There’s a gorgeous balance of world reflection…

20/20

There’s a few things to keep your eyes on as January rolls by. First. I’ll be publishing a ‘best 50 films of 2000-2019’ with my pal Josh very soon. We have no business creating this list. We’re not professionals in the movie industry whatsoever. We just like movies, and we like talking shit. There you…

They’re Just Stories

  This short piece became part of the framework for the book I’m currently working on. There’s no title yet, but I can confidently say there’s six chapters of solid storytelling completed. The story follows two boys from Queens who take the subway into Manhattan in the summer time. Hip hop, skate culture, weed culture,…