When rapper Rick Ross proudly proclaimed to having the detestable ability of slipping psychedelic stimulants into the drinks of unsuspecting ladies, he did more than upset a few women activists and anti-sexism organizations. Shoe giant Reebok dropped Ross as a spokesperson in April, and local gras ... More >>
25 years ago, the Phoenix hip-hop scene was virtually non-existent. That's when Irin Daniels -- taking the name IROC -- got involved, and since that time he's become one of the most respected hip-hop entities in Arizona. If you have had any resemblance of a career in this state, there's very good c ... More >>
The fourth annual Stylos award ceremony took place this past Saturday without a hitch. Starting off with a group of bandanna-clad hip-hop dancers, Furious Styles Crew, busting out break-dancing moves and head spins on on the gleaming floor of the Phoenix Art Museum, it was pretty clear that ... More >>
Bad Boy Bill, DJ Skribble, Adam Goldstein, Scotty Boy, Steve Aoki, and Q-Bert. What do all these cats have in common? They're some of the best DJs and turntablists that our country has to offer. And every last one of them were soundly defeated by Z-Trip to become "America's Best DJ" for 2 ... More >>
When Verbal Kent first heard about how Sheriff Joe Arpaio paraded 200 shackled Hispanic inmates through the streets of downtown Phoenix last week, the enraged Chicago-based hip-hop artist took action immediately. Kent phoned his friends in the Valley, the promoters behind the weekly GALLERY BLU re:D ... More >>
And girls will b-girls at breakdancing crew's anniversary jam
How about a floor show with your fluff n fold?
Four rims and a can of paint
We know where it's been
Rap three times on the ceiling
Like Se7en, but more jokes
Put it on vibrate
And God created the beat
Chart-busters for the week
Thank you for not Pea-ing
It is, in fact, going down
Rockin' the house but shying from the spotlight, DJ Element is the Valley's no-flash grandmaster
And> Jazzy Jeff? Get out!
Your taste in music's 15 minutes of fame
Mixing it up Windy style
Dark Matter Moving at the Speed of Light
From street graffiti to body rocking, the Arsonists preserve the old-school arts
Phoenix's Dislocated Styles tears the roof off the sucker
DJ Radar offers a different read of turntable music with the score to 'Antimatter'
DJs Megadef and Fact bring a touch of youth and New York flavor to the local hip-hop scene
Underground event finds the work of Phoenix graffiti artists on display
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The rapper they call "The Teacher" knows the medium is the message
VANILLA ICE REINVENTS ITSELF. DO YOU CARE?