Review: ASAP Ferg’s Big Heart Pulses on ‘Always Strive and Prosper’

The rapper’s second full-length album is chaotic and buoyant, moves at varying speeds and offers different textures.

The rapper’s second full-length album is chaotic and buoyant, moves at varying speeds and offers different textures.

Arts | Long Island: At Montclair Records, a Bedroom Community With Verve

Founded in a basement by three friends, the recording studio doubles as living quarters. In addition to helping Long Island musicians, the partners began a concert series that meshes hip-hop and rock.

Founded in a basement by three friends, the recording studio doubles as living quarters. In addition to helping Long Island musicians, the partners began a concert series that meshes hip-hop and rock.


New Rock Hall of Fame Class Confronts a Familiar Identity Crisis

The induction of N.W.A this year reignited a long-running debate: What exactly is rock ’n’ roll, anyway?


The induction of N.W.A this year reignited a long-running debate: What exactly is rock ’n’ roll, anyway?


Puff Daddy Hosting Bad Boy Reunion Concert Celebrating the Notorious B.I.G.

The May 20 show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn will feature Jay Z, Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans and more associated artists.

The May 20 show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn will feature Jay Z, Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans and more associated artists.


Op-Ed Contributor: The Legacy of A Tribe Called Quest

Their embrace of Afrocentrism showed me how I could fit into hip-hop.

Their embrace of Afrocentrism showed me how I could fit into hip-hop.


The Boycott Before: Rap and Resentment at the 1989 Grammys

This year’s Oscars aren’t the first time Will Smith has taken a stand about an awards show and unfair treatment of some artists.


This year’s Oscars aren’t the first time Will Smith has taken a stand about an awards show and unfair treatment of some artists.


ArtsBeat: Rihanna Rebounds in Second Week on the Charts, and ‘Anti’ Takes No. 1

After opening at No. 27, Rihanna’s eighth album sold 124,000 copies in its first full week of release and leaped to the top of the Billboard 200.


After opening at No. 27, Rihanna’s eighth album sold 124,000 copies in its first full week of release and leaped to the top of the Billboard 200.


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