The Time I Almost Met Jay Z at The Spotted Pig

One night about eight years ago, I took a train ride from White Plains to Manhattan after work to get up with my boy Bats for a little spring happy hour action. We stopped by a... Read more »

The Time I Rapped On Stage With The Roots

By Daniel Isenberg In August, 1996, a bunch of my boys from White Plains and I went down to see The Roots together in NYC the summer after we graduated from high school, kind of as... Read more »

The Night I Rapped for Kanye West

I lived in Washington D.C. for a few years after graduating from the University of Maryland in 2000, and was working a full-time job directing an after school program and a teen travel summer camp. I... Read more »

15 Forgotten Rap Singles of the ’90s

For many music fans, the early to mid-‘90s is considered one of the most important eras for hip-hop. It gave birth to legendary artists like Jay-Z and Nas, who are still in the midst of illustrious... Read more »

The 10 Best Live Action Bronson Videos on YouTube

Action Bronson released two extremely dope projects this year, Blue Chips with Party Supplies and Rare Chandeliers with The Alchemist, and made dozens of guest appearances on other rapper’s records too. But what really helped set... Read more »

The 20 Best Action Bronson Verses Of 2012 (So Far)

Flushing, Queens chef-turned-rapper Action Bronson is having a big year. Between releasing one of the most stellar rap projects of 2012 with producer Party Supplies, Blue Chips, and making numerous features on songs with everyone from... Read more »

A Game Of Word Association With Yeasayer

Brooklyn indie band Yeasayer‘s new album Fragrant World is in stores today, and to celebrate the drop, we got on the horn with one of their three core members, Anand Wilder (above middle), for a game... Read more »

The 50 Best Pearl Jam Songs

For twenty plus years, Eddie Vedder’s quivering baritone has been the voice of a generation. Whether he’s singing about social or political issues, love, or death, Vedder and his Pearl Jam band of brothers- including founding... Read more »

Oddisee’s 15 Essential Songs

In the last few years, the Washington D.C. area has officially cemented itself on the hip-hop map. There has been an underground rap scene brewing in and around the Chocolate City for quite some time, but... Read more »

The 20 Best Shins Songs

The Shins released their fourth album today, Port of Morrow—their first in five years—led by brilliant songwriter/musician/auteur James Mercer and supported by a 2.0 version of the band. Even with a new lineup, the album has... Read more »