In addition to his song “Spiritual,” which deals with the issue of police brutality, Jay Z has released a playlist of songs to get us through the crushing violence lately exposed by social media. “Songs for Survival” includes music by Beyoncé, Curtis Mayfield, James Brown, Common, Outkast, Gil Scott-Heron, Fela Kuti, Kendrick Lamar, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Kanye West, and others. You can listen to […]
Sometimes the Internet is an amazing thing, as proven by the campaign to memorialize Outkast on Stone Mountain. For those of us not in the know, Stone Mountain is a Mt. Rushmore–sized memorial to the heroes of the Southern Confederate cause—we’re talking Davis, Lee, and Jackson blasted into three acres of stone, along with a […]
Rapper Tyler Gartzman talks about getting high, hypothetically making out with George Bush, not getting laid since high school, and how a white, Jewish kid in Atlanta became a talented hip-hop wordsmith.