Hear A$AP Ferg, DJ Premier’s Rugged Boom-Bap on ‘Our Streets’

A$AP Ferg teamed up with famed producer DJ Premier – whose productions buoyed classic albums from Gang Starr, Notorious B.I.G. and Jay-Z, among others – for "Our Streets," a new collaboration full of head-nod-inducing drum loops, tuneful soul samples and the sounds of scratching vinyl.

On his albums, Ferg frequently favors the bone-crushing trap beats that rule today's airwaves, but he

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Art Garfunkel on His Unusual New Book, the End of Simon and Garfunkel

In the spring of 1983, Art Garfunkel stepped out of his New York apartment building and began a walk across North America. The journey was conducted across 40 installments (always picking up exactly where the last one ended) and took him 14 years to complete. The whole time, he had a small notepad and pen in

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Big K.R.I.T. Talks Ambitious, Blues-Soaked Double Disc Return

In 2013, Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. was one of the most celebrated rapper/producers on Earth: signed to Def Jam, shouted out as Kendrick Lamar's competition on his "Control" verse and regarded as the future-minded heir to the bass-heavy "country rap" pioneered by UGK. His second album, the following year's Cadillactica, was critically acclaimed, but didn't make much of a commercial

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