J Dilla super-aficionado and head of music at Boiler Room, Raj Chaudhuri reveals the inspiring tale of a dying musician’s inextinguishable spirit and his magnum opus, Donuts.
Five Japanese hip hop dancers share their experience of trying to make it in Los Angeles in a beautiful short documentary from Dani Fortuny and Igor Kosenko.
On the tenth anniversary of Dilla’s iconic Donuts, Stones Throw release a special Dungeon Sessions tribute video.
A walk-and-talk with photographer Ricky Powell, the New York City busboy who took over the downtown scene.
The artist formerly known as Mos Def rounds off a week of bad headlines by releasing an audio message on Kanye West's official site where he announces his apparent retirement. Also plugs Swish.
Huck takes a look at some of the new punk, hip-hop, soul and electronic sounds to catch in the upcoming months.
Bombed-out buildings, empty blocks, rampant fighting – NYC was rough.
Meet Dan Bull, the DIY rapper who topped the charts with perseverance alone.
As Roots Manuva, Rodney Smith takes wild seeds scattered across the globe – from leafy suburbia to the streets of Jamaica – and grows something new.
Brooklyn-based art and music collective Tribe NYC are surfing a revival of old skool hip hop culture - and showing everyone else how it should be done.
The cans are drawn. London’s finest graffiti writers go head-to-head for a cash prize on Saturday August 22.
LA rapper Busdriver is doing hip hop his own way: self-managing a slow-burning but immensely credible career.