Opening Acts: Rock & Rap’s Imperfect Hall

This week’s entry discusses the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which inducted Eminem on May 4; and picks a few nuggets from Ben Merlis’ oral history of the Juice Crew and Cold Chillin’ Records.

Opening Acts: The Best Rapper Alive Since…

This week brings a new column of hip-hop happenings past and present: Opening Acts. The inaugural edition mulls over a GQ cover story on Future, Alchemist vs. Get on Down, a reissue of Godfather Don’s Hazardous, and the UK group Caveman.

Curren$y & The Alchemist, Continuance

Continuance is the latest in a series of well-received collaborations between Curren$y and the Alchemist, engaging an audience in thrall with classicist tropes.

A Company Flow Fan’s DJ Bag in 1997

As I spent the weekend revisiting Company Flow’s Funcrusher Plus — an album I once had on constant rotation — I began to wonder…what other records did I spin as an amateur DJ in 1997?

Count Bass D: Acting Out

In a 2007 interview for Creative Loafing Atlanta, Count Bass D discussed his career and his album, Act Your Waist Size.