From Nas to Jay Z, Eminem to Notorious B.I.G., some of the biggest rappers got their start on an independent, underground radio show in the middle of the night. Now its story is finally getting the recognition it deserves.
The Kiki scene is blowing up out of New York. But veterans of the voguing community know it’s no passing trend. This is a subculture backed by some serious history – and it’s got the political bite to prove it.
GOUCH is a beautifully shot documentary about New York graffiti culture and one's man drive to leave a legacy within it. Huck spoke with filmmaker Raul Buitrago and graffiti writer Gouch about the challenges of writing graff history.
Skateboarding is all about 'the tour', landing in some exotic locale and letting curiosity lead the way. But when photographer Pep Kim swapped South Korea for the States, it was the fabled kerbs of NYC that felt foreign and brand new.
Buried in the deeper recesses of YouTube is a 1993 appearance on The Joan Rivers Show by an array of iconic New York club kids, including Leigh Bowery and Amanda Lepore, a couple of years before the scene imploded in bloody violence with the now infamous murder of Andre 'Angel' Melendez .
In depressing news that might put you off travelling, off restaurants, and even further off rampant commercialisation of cultural icons, the sorely-missed CBGB is coming back as a themed diner at Newark Airport.