Before they became one of hip-hop’s most influential collectives, Hieroglyphics was just a crew of kids from the Bay Area with shared passions.
As a kid growing up in Harlem, rapper Marty Baller was already a star in the making—at least at his local block parties. Now he’s one of the youngest members of hip-hop crew A$AP Mob to be striving and prospering…
Garth Carwardine went from being just another teenager hanging around shows to becoming the managing director at Spinning Top Music, a record label and artist-management firm that directs the careers of talent like Pond and Tame Impala.
Australian psych-rock band Pond has been making music together for nine years—the secret to their success? “We really enjoy each other’s company and creativity. We help each other break down preconceptions about what sounds good.”
“We would go to a town and the town would come to us, all the prettiest girls, all the craziest shit. That was their night to have Guns N’ Roses in town!” Guns N’ Roses’ drummer Matt Sorum gives insight into the golden years of rock and roll.
All trippy vocals, clashing cymbals and experimental melodies, Temples harks back to the best of ‘60s psych rock. After uploading a few videos to YouTube, the band was signed and has hit the ground running.
Meet Cloves, a 19-year-old Australian singer-songwriter whose voice will remind you of her heroes Nina Simone and Amy Winehouse.
“Tour in a big bus, play Madison Square Garden… and go triple platinum! Then we can finally make one of those docudramas about fighting and throwing things at each other.” L.A.-based rock band Starcrawler has big dreams for the future.
Multi-instrumentalist and composer Terrace Marin talks growing up in Los Angeles in the ‘90s to making his way as one of today’s most relevant producers—you know, the one behind Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly and DAMN?
Maybe the only country star signed to a rap label, Faye Webster grew up in the Atlanta hip hop scene, but was always drawn to the folk music that her grandfather introduced her to.