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Joy Division’s ‘Unknown Pleasures’ Album Cover Explained by Peter Saville

Former Factory Records graphic designer Peter Saville explains the origins behind the cover of Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures album as part of the build-up for New York’s Visualized Conference. A visual representation of the frequency o...

RZA Explains The Origin Of The Wu-Tang To Funkmaster Flex

As RZA’s media onslaught continues in support of his first full-length film The Man with the Iron Fists, he recently sat down with Funkmaster Flex to discuss what first brought him to the forefront of the cultural zeitgeist: Wu-Tang Clan. The f...

Stones Throw ‘Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton’ Documentary Trailer

Legendary hip-hop record label Stones Throw, renowned for its range of artists from Mayer Hawthorne to MF Doom, presents a trailer to its Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton documentary. This feature-length film weaves together rare concert footage, never-before-...

HYPETRAK: Sky Ferreira – Unified Versatility

After first convincing Swedish producers Bloodshy & Avant to work with her when she was only 14 years old, singer/songwriter/model/actress Sky Ferreira made her recording debut with last year’s As If! before following it up with her first...

Action Bronson & The Alchemist ‘Back and Forth’ Interview

Having previously linked ICP with Danny Brown and Chief Keef with Childish Gambino, YouTube channel Noisey brings together rapper Action Bronson and producer The Alchemist for a hilariously introspective interview. The two students of hip-hop discuss...

The Butcher’s Block: Episode 7 – A$AP Rocky

As part of Frank the Butcher’s ongoing The Butcher’s Block web series, he links up with Harlem emcee A$AP Rocky to touch on an array of topics as he continues on his LongLiveA$AP tour throughout the country. Detailing the 24-year-old̵...

Frank Ocean Pens New Letter via His Tumblr

“No better than the next man, just doing a different thing with my time.” The opening sentence of Frank Ocean’s latest Tumblr letter is perhaps a direct and concise summary of the artist who has rapidly monopolized a place upon the...

Jay-Z: The Power of Our Voice

A longstanding supporter of President Barack Obama, Jay-Z’s latest black suit appearance sees him stepping out in support of not only the Obama campaign, but also in support of encouraging individuals to exercise their right to vote. Touching o...

MTV This Is How I Made It: 2 Chainz

In what has been a very busy year for 2 Chainz, the rapper has seen his stock rise in meteoric fashion. For the inaugural episode of MTV’s new show This Is How I Made It, 2 Chainz takes a look back at his life and how he made it in the rap game...

The Hundreds x Serato Control Record

Enlisting the likes of Diplo, Partytime, DJ Skeet Skeet, Paul Devro and Jayceeoh, The Hundreds announces its collaboration with Serato on a control record. Presented as an all-over “Adam Bombed” plate, the piece features signature The Hun...

Die Antwoord’s “Fatty Boom Boom” Trailer Puts a Spin on Penis Enlargement

Die Antwoord continue to dominate the viral landscape as evidenced by the trailer for their forthcoming “Fatty Boom Boom” music video. Using a penis enlargement infomercial as the backdrop for their often sexually charged lyrics and antic...

BET Hip Hop Awards 2012: The Cyphers

Undoubtedly one of the best elements of the annual BET Hip Hop awards is the pairing of different emcees as part of their The Cyphers series. Forgoing the usual format, this year sees the 16-bar assault arranged by camp – including T.I.’s...

Odd Future’s 2012 OFWGKTA Carnival Video Recap

Odd Future marked the end of summer with one final blowout in Los Angeles with carnival-themed shenanigans and a host of guest performers who added to the revelry. In conjunction with Incase, the day-long event served as a curtain closer to their nat...

Jay-Z To Release ‘Live in Brooklyn’ EP

To commemorate the sold-out, eight-run concert event of Jay-Z’s Barclays Center opening, it has been announced that HOV will also be minting a special Live in Brooklyn EP. The EP will be comprised of eight audio and visual songs that were filme...

Jay-Z’s Upcoming Show @ Barclays Center to be Live-Streamed on YouTube

The week-long series of shows from Jay-Z at Barclays Center will culminate in the final performance being live-streamed on YouTube as promotion for the launch Mr. Carter’s Life + Times channel. To coincide with the announcement, Jay-Z offers a...