Items tagged with "Hip Hop"
by Kelly Kling (Kelly is an Austin-based writer with excellent taste in music. Just ask her.) New year, new Cudi. On December 11th, 2020, multifaceted Cleveland-native rapper Scott Mescudi, better known as Kid Cudi, released the long-awaited Man on the Moon III: The Chosen. Kid Cudi released the first two albums in the beloved trilogy, […]
360°Sound spoke with author Michelangelo Matos about his new book Can’t Slow Down: How 1984 Became Pop’s Blockbuster Year (out now on Hachette Books). Matos has written about music for numerous publications, including The New Yorker, GQ and Vice. Can’t Slow Down is his third book. He also wrote The Underground Is Massive: How Electronic Dance Music […]
by Kelly Kling I was a junior in college when Tinashe’s best-known radio hit, “2 On” ft. SchoolBoy Q, was released. This classically upbeat and catchy club tune quickly became a regular in my music rotations, whether I was pumping myself up for an early morning test or getting ready for a late night of […]
360°Sound spoke with writer/editor/journalist Zach Schonfeld about his forthcoming 33 1/3 book on the influential but underappreciated soul-funk concept album Ghetto: Misfortune’s Wealth by 24-Carat Black. A longtime favorite of crate diggers and soul aficionados, Ghetto: Misfortune’s Wealth is, as Schonfeld notes in the book, “an album that nobody has heard of but everybody has […]
Rob Van Winkle (aka Vanilla Ice) announced on his Instagram account yesterday that the documentary Ice Ice Baby: The Truth will be released this fall. Last month, 360°Sound interviewed Frank Licari, who directed the film. Licari told us the film will “tell the truth on all sides” about Van Winkle’s meteoric rise, sudden fall and current resurgence. According […]
Actor/writer/producer/director Frank Licari returned to 360°Sound to talk about his documentary on rapper Vanilla Ice entitled Ice Ice Baby: The Truth. Licari spoke with us back in April about his other new documentary film, José Feliciano: Behind This Guitar. Ice Ice Baby: The Truth will not be a puff piece about Vanilla Ice (real name: Rob […]
Hip-hop is my generation’s rock & roll. So, after a 15-year hiatus, I’ve made it a point to get back into this culture-defining music. I’ve always been a lover of classic hip-hop and a casual spectator of current pop-rap, but it had been a long time since I listened seriously to America’s favorite genre. I wanted […]