Sit behind the wheel with DJ Jazzy Jeff sitting behind the wheels of steel, as you infuse your ride with the coconut fresh scent of summertime. Soup up your hooptie today for just $5 with Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Scents. Or pick the scented homie of your choice, whether you’re whether you’re riding dirty or just generally like Hangin’ With […]


As is the case almost every year, 2013 was loaded with amazing music put out by the most creative artists of our age. We posted mixtapes from some of the biggest names in hip-hop like Pusha T, Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, J. Cole, Killer Mike x Big Boi, Jay-Z + 9th Wonder and then other tapes by […]


It’s Friday, in July, which means it’s just about our favorite time of the year here at LIAS. July is pretty much the best, cos you still have all of summer to look forward to while things keep heating up. DJ Jazzy Jeff and MICK, aka Mick Boogie, understand this. So they’ve assembled the fourth […]


You remember last year when Solid-Steel Radio did a tribute to The Beastie Boys’ timeless Paul’s Boutique album? We posted the Caught In The Middle Of A 3-Way Mix by DJ Food, Cheeba and Moneyshot (with cover illustrated by the great Food One), and it ended up being one of our favorite mixtapes of the year […]


17 Oct
370+ releases & counting for the LA indie hip-hop & soul label

Anybody who even moderately pays attention to music knows how difficult it is to survive as an independent label nowadays — the shit is brutal. What’s even harder is surviving when you’re uncompromising about your product, discriminating with your roster and meticulous about your craft. Such is the case with Los Angeles’ Stones Throw Records, […]


18 Sep
Brooklyn sister duo delivers a musical trip through space

Sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson, also known as Prince Rama, have released a new mixtape, Late Night w/ Silver Mercedes. If you’ve never heard of the Brooklyn-based duo, they’ve take on an ethos of their own, having written manifestos, delivering lectures from pools of fake blood, even conducting group exorcisms disguised as VHS workouts. They’ve […]


Chicago’s Supreme Cuts is producers Michael Perry and Austin Keultjes, who are preparing to release their debut full-length Whispers in the Dark July 10th via Dovecote records. Supreme Cuts puts forth a sound exploring an area where beats and the streets collide: hip hop undertones, and sometimes vocals, lead tracks punctuated with thick, ambient, industrial percussion (see: […]


23 May
Canadian artist Dale Dunning's frozen alloy visages

Canadian artist Dale Dunning welds metal type and steel hardware to create labyrinthine masks and heads. Trapped underneath layers of rigid bolts and washers, Dunning uses “the head as a container to suggest what’s percolating underneath.” His sculptures of visage are indeed vague and skeletal. They evoke the victims of Pompei or beach fossils or […]

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