You need only catch a couple lines from Thunderbird Gerard‘s debut EP T.R.O.U.B.L.E. (which we posted HERE, as well as below) to get a sense of the Brooklyn-via-London-via-Berlin emcee’s sensibilities. Hailing back from an era where rappers actually communicated, it’s not surprising Gerard has such a cosmopolitan pedigree. The debut EP is in fact allegorical, […]

7 May
New York-via-London-via-Berlin producer drops lyrical debut

I guess when you get some classic hip-hop dropped on you in a day, you should balance it off with some brand new school shit to keep the palate fresh. Here’s Thunderbird Gerard‘s T.R.O.U.B.L.E. EP made available for free download. New on the world stage, Gerard has distinguished himself via his lyrical flows and EDM-leaning […]

19 Jul
David Robert Mitchell’s tender ode to high school summer ennui

A group of suburban Michigan teens spend the last night of summer wandering around town, hitting parties, looking for love — or at least a kiss — and doing what most of us did on those epic high school nights: meandering the humid streets bored, looking for something, anything, to break open the steady monotony […]

17 Feb
Scorsese's masterpiece, as interpreted by strippers, porn stars and Amanda Le Pore

Taxi Driver, infamous in its time for its brutal violence and copious bloodshed, gets the very unexpected David LaChappelle treatment in this photoshoot from defunct magazine Deliciae Vitae. The high end erotic fashion publication’s contributors over the years included premier couture photographers such as David Bailey, Vincent Peters, Max Vadukul, Enrique Badulescu, Rankin, Harri Peccinotti […]

26 May
Diplo, Switch and Elly Jackson bring the dancehall heat

Let’s face it, Diplo made his name on the mixtape — first with his Hollertronixxx mixes with Low Budget back in the day, and then his gamechanging Piracy Funds Terrorism mixtape that put M.I.A. on the map back when she couldn’t even read a map. Then there was his superlative mix with Santogold, Top Ranking, […]

For its fourth (and final) edition, the annual Vader Project commissions world class artists to re-imagine a lifesize replica of Darth Vader’s iconic helmet. This year the customizations were unreal, provided by superlative artists like Jeff Soto, Gary Baseman, Joe Ledbetter, Peter Kuper, Jermaine Rogers, BXH, The Pizz, Dalek, Paul Frank, Ron English, Michelle Valigura, […]

2 Nov
Philly's favorite potty-mouthed rapster princess discusses all things Greek

Do you know Amanda Blank? She’s the hipster rapper frequently found on stage with her Philly brethren (guys like Spankrock, Diplo, Plastic Little, etc) where she drops rhymes about all things randy and, let’s face it, necessary. You know, music you don’t want to hear around your moms. Which kind of works for homegirl cos, […]