Items tagged with "Hip Hop"

Author Talk – Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of the Hip-Hop South

February 13, 2021 by

360°Sound recently spoke with Regina N. Bradley, author of the new book Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of the Hip-Hop South (out Feb. 22 on UNC Press). Bradley is Assistant Professor of English and African Diaspora studies at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia. In addition to her academic work, Bradley writes fiction. Her short story collection, Boondock […]

Author Talk: Clover Hope on the Women Who Made Hip-Hop

February 5, 2021 by

360°Sound caught up with Clover Hope, author of the new book The Motherlode: 100+ Women Who Made Hip-Hop (out now on Abrams Books). The 240-page paperback, which was illustrated by Rachelle Baker, features profiles of Salt-N-Pepa, MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, Lil’ Kim, Da Brat, Lauryn Hill, Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, and many more female rappers. […]

Threefer: Kid Cudi

January 7, 2021 by

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, […]

Author Talk: 1984 – Pop Music’s Greatest Year

December 12, 2020 by

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 […]

Threefer Thanksgiving: Tinashe

November 27, 2020 by

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 […]

Author on 24-Carat Black’s ‘Ghetto: Misfortune’s Wealth’

October 30, 2020 by

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 […]

Fall release for ‘Ice Ice Baby’ doc

July 24, 2020 by

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 […]

Filmmaker Reveals Truth Behind ‘Ice Ice Baby’

June 7, 2020 by

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 […]

360 Degrees of Hip-Hop

February 21, 2019 by

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 […]