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Bushwick’s Finest: Forgotten Heroes of the Brooklyn Hip Hop Underground

Not gangsta. Not flashy. Bushwick’s underground hip hop scene was caught in the middle. Phillip Mlynar tells the story of Da Beatminerz, The Arsonists and more.

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The Infamous, Sandpaper Cover of The Return of the Durutti Column

Louis Pattison explains the backstory behind the infamous Factory Records sandpaper cover sleeve, and how one man tried to recreate it.

opinion

The Hal of Gnawa: James Holden, Floating Points, Vessel, and Biosphere in Morocco

We trail James Holden, Floating Points, Vessel, and Biosphere as they head to Morocco for a weeklong residency.

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Saturday Mass: Larry Levan and the Paradise Garage

Peter Shapiro explains why the beloved Paradise Garage DJ is still held in such high esteem, more than two decades after his untimely passing.

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Zion In A Vision: Jamaica’s ’90s Rasta Renaissance

Fed up with dancehall’s focus on sex and guns, Luciano and others brought rasta values back to the fore throughout the ’90s.

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Bounce to This: An Introduction to Housing, Flexing, Voguing and Jersey Club

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Studio Science: Morton Subotnick On His Buchla Synthesizer

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Luaka Bop: An Introduction

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Interview: Murder Dog’s Black Dog Bone on Hip Hop’s Most Successful Underground Magazine

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The Voice of the Voiceless: An In-Depth Portrait of Mali’s Hip Hop Scene

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Key Tracks: Mario Caldato on Tone Loc’s “Wild Thing”

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Mr. Fung’s Cricket Orchestra

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When Malcolm Cecil Met Stevie Wonder