WRITTEN BY REYAN ALI Chris WooBlack Heart Procession It doesn't look like The Black Heart Procession will wrap their career up any time soon, but when the day of their dissolution does come, "The Waiter" saga will surely be remembered as one of the high points in their career. The ongoing, l ... More >>
No Johnny-come-lately: de la Rocha at a February 2009 anti-Arpaio march in PhoenixDid Zack de la Rocha, like, read my mind?Or maybe he just read my blog back in June about Los Lobos boycotting Arizona over SB 1070. There I suggested that de la Rocha and all the other great acts avoiding Sand Land li ... More >>
Up on the Sun is counting down the days until the unveiling of music editor Martin Cizmar's personal Best of 2009 list with some other lists from Phoenix New Times' stable of excellent freelancers. Today we bring you a list from Mike R. Meyer, a New Times contributor, wannabe musician, video game en ... More >>
Music's "designer dogs"
The indie hip-hop legend of Aesop Rock grows as his rhymes become more mystifying
A thriving Arizona break-dancing culture rediscovers the state's grandmasters of boogaloo
Ice Cube and his Westside Connection pals semi-reunite -- and give hope to gangsta rap fans
It may not sound like b-boy hip-hop, but Dälek insists its heart lies in the form
The same competitive fire that took Kitch Kitchen from the war-zone streets of Newark to basketball stardom has now made her the Valley's hottest rapper.
Roger McGuinn, still a Byrd man, doesn't wanna be a rock 'n' roll star
After a monumental 1999, the Flaming Lips return to the road, ponder their legacy and look toward the future
Kool Keith and his multiple aliases take listeners on a real warped tour
Hip-hop court jester Busta Rhymes rides high with new album and groundbreaking tour
Blunt talk on the Smokin' Grooves Tour with the Fugees, Spearhead and A Tribe Called Quest
EIHT IS ENOUGH RAPPING WITH THE TOP MAN IN GANGSTA RAP