Essays

Jah Wobble

Jah Wobble


I spoke to John over the phone on a snowy February evening. I’d been thinking about recording artists and their experiences over this last year, wondering whether working in a studio had come to feel particularly claustrophobic. But then, Jah Wobble is a man well at home in a recording studio.”

Risky Roadz

Risky Roadz


From grime’s early beginnings in the bedrooms and pirate radio stations of East London, Risky Roadz, armed with a Sony Handycam, documented the scene’s history in real-time.

A Million Styles Per Hour

A Million Styles Per Hour


New York City producers Tony Seltzer and A Lau have been friends for 10 years, and estimate the number of songs they’ve made together at close to 1,000. 

R.I.P. DOOM

R.I.P. DOOM


 

Liveable Streets on the Boundary

Liveable Streets on the Boundary


Space and Sound on Britain’s First Council Estate

Rap on Trial

Rap on Trial


Rap on Trial is about the criminal prosecution of rap music in America. Authors Andrea Dennis and Erik Nielson have identified around five hundred cases in which rap lyrics have led to arrest, trial and often incarceration.