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11 items by Phillip Mlynar

  • The Old-Fashioned Values of Producer Harry Fraud

    The Old-Fashioned Values of Producer Harry Fraud | ARTICLE

    A waft of weed trails Harry Fraud as the Brooklyn-born hip-hop producer strides out of a room in Phase One Studios on West 27th Street in Manhattan. It's just after nine in the evening. He's clad...

    December 18, 2013 4:20 PM ET
  • The Roots Jam With Big Daddy Kane, Raekwon and Sufjan Stevens

    The Roots Jam With Big Daddy Kane, Raekwon and Sufjan Stevens | ARTICLE

    The Roots' annual holiday jam session focused less on the holidays and more on the jam session last night at Brooklyn's Brooklyn Bowl, where Big Daddy Kane and Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon helped push the night...

    December 10, 2013 10:25 AM ET
  • Ad-Rock Plays Ball With Champagne Jerry

    Ad-Rock Plays Ball With Champagne Jerry | ARTICLE

    Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz of the Beastie Boys put in a guest appearance last night at Joe's Pub in New York City to perk up a performance by his latest creative cohort, Champagne Jerry. Stepping onto the...

    December 8, 2013 12:45 PM ET
  • Mike Will Made It Looks Beyond '23'

    Mike Will Made It Looks Beyond '23' | ARTICLE

    Mike Will Made It has enjoyed a stratospheric 2013, thanks in part to his single "23," which featured a timely guest vocal from Miley Cyrus. The song rose to No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has...

    November 22, 2013 12:35 PM ET
  • Jhene Aiko Finally Sets Sail on Her Own

    Jhene Aiko Finally Sets Sail on Her Own | ARTICLE

    "Sail Out is going to be my last project that has so many rap features on it," says Jhené Aiko in an impish voice from her home-base in Los Angeles. The 25-year-old singer is addressing her...

    November 18, 2013 12:45 PM ET
  • Ol' Dirty Bastard Documentary Premiere Dissolves Into Chaos

    Ol' Dirty Bastard Documentary Premiere Dissolves Into Chaos | ARTICLE

    The intended premiere of a documentary charting the life and times of departed Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard turned into a peculiar farce last night when a cease and desist order prevented the screening at...

    November 16, 2013 10:37 AM ET
  • Riff Raff Has 10 New Songs Coming Before 'Neon Icon'

    Riff Raff Has 10 New Songs Coming Before 'Neon Icon' | ARTICLE

    As he begins to gear up for his Mad Decent debut Neon Icon this January, rapper Riff Raff will release a series of non-album tracks over the course of the next several months. "I plan on...

    November 15, 2013 2:05 PM ET
  • 15 Fun Facts About Wu-Tang Clan's 'Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)'

    15 Fun Facts About Wu-Tang Clan's 'Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)' | ARTICLE

    Twenty years ago, the Wu-Tang Clan blessed the world with their debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Masterminded by the group's de facto leader RZA, the album paired grit-sodden, lo-fi production with razor sharp rhyming...

    November 8, 2013 1:35 PM ET
  • Future Shares 'Honest' Details, Is Happy on Drake Tour

    Future Shares 'Honest' Details, Is Happy on Drake Tour | ARTICLE

    Rising hip-hop artist Future endured a tumultuous last month as rumors surfaced that he had been fired as the opening act on Drake's "Would You Like A Tour?" series of live shows. But the Atlanta-based...

    November 5, 2013 1:20 PM ET
  • Roc Marciano Prepping Two Albums for Next Two Months

    Roc Marciano Prepping Two Albums for Next Two Months | ARTICLE

    Rising hip-hop artist Roc Marciano has kept himself busy over the last year, and is poised to share two releases in the next two months. The biggest is his new album Marci Beaucoup,...

    October 31, 2013 10:25 AM ET
  • B.o.B on 'Underground Luxury' and Discovering Future

    B.o.B on 'Underground Luxury' and Discovering Future | ARTICLE

    Atlanta-based rapper B.o.B rose from the underground quickly after releasing his 2010 debut, The Adventures of Bobby Ray, where he used a savvy list of guest pop stars like Bruno Mars and Paramore's Hayley Williams to...

    October 1, 2013 12:35 PM ET
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