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 […]

6 May
French artist calls out Supreme for its outright hypocrisy

French street artist Kidult has pulled some pranks that we dig, and some others that just seem like publicity stunts. Not sure where this last act of subversion sits, but at least it’s appropriate. It was announced last week that New York streetwear kings Supreme are suing fellow New York label Married to the Mob […]

30 Jun
Bitch you ain't no Barbie, I see you work at Arby's...

You can tell right off the bat that Oakland’s Kreayshawn is gonna be a very polarizing artist. First off, she’s a white female rapper — that’s two strikes out the gate; you’re not gonna invite a lot of love from either hip hop purists or haters. Second, her look couldn’t be more painfully hipster if […]

17 Mar
VBS.TV and Agnes B present "Umshini Wam" short film

The paring of South African zefs Die Antwoord with fringe indie director Harmony Korine seems like a no brainer. The white trash obsessed director must’ve first seen Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er and had his heart explode. Now they’ve worked together on this 15-minute short, following the exploits of two daydreaming, wheelchair-bound, gun toting costumed gangsters […]

9 Mar
Gold plated South African zefs

New vid from everyone’s favorite South African zefs, spotlighting a gold-plated Yo-Landi Vi$$er…

13 Jan
Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister finally gets his documentary

We don’t have any more rock stars. Sorry kids, thems the facts. Sure we have plenty of fame-reluctant indie bands floating around, talentless attention-starved pop stars clogging the airwaves, and more than enough material-obsessed rappers to fill the Mall of America, but we don’t have any Rock Stars. You know, guys like David Lee Roth […]

9 Feb
A brief look into the Russian criminal subculture

The nation of Russia has undergone dramatic transformations in the past decade, and those metamorphoses have been starkly reflected in its infamous prisons. Home to the second highest prison population per capita in the world (after only USA, who also claims the dubious title of most overall prisoners), the Russian penal system is a sprawling, […]