The Sri Lankan founder of Murder Dog tells how a small Bay Area magazine became one of hip hop’s most influential reads.
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Noz details how the cassette tape industry helped to spread the genre far and wide.
A trip through the bizarre and forgotten corners of the hip hop Internet.
The notorious blogger and rap scholar takes us on a tour of the information superhighway.
Intrepid rap explorer Noz follows the trail of Calvin T & Magic Mike to find Iamsu and HBK.
A king of electro, live and direct from the 2013 Red Bull Music Academy
In his ongoing study of regional rap scenes, hip hop scholar Noz peeks behind the mouse ears into the shadows of the sunshine state.
In his never-ending journey through regional rap scenes, hip hop scholar Noz heads to Memphis to meet the slow-and-low, 808-bass wizard DJ Spanish Fly.
The Brooklyn rapper saves a maggot brained MP before his house gets lit.
In his continuing exploration of local rap scenes, hip hop head Noz finds the underbelly of Chocolate City.
In his prolonged account of Houston history, Noz encounters Odd Squad.
In his second stop, rap scholar Noz tells us Houston isn't just about getting screwed.
Hip hop connoisseur par excellence, Academy lecture host, and blogger behind Cocaine Blunts, Noz visits a different city off the beaten path each month off to discover the backstories behind the beats.
With the Academy over and the post-mortem depression sinking in, it seems only right that the resident rap scholar Andrew Noz would pick 13 of the saddest southern rap songs ever put to wax. Pour a lil' liquor for the crew.
Andrew Noz recounts his favourite Mannie moments...