Stuff You Didn’t Already Know About Rihanna

[every rihanna interview] rihanna is just like everyone else but at the same time she’s not. written by– — isaiah cs (@isaiahcs) October 12, 2015 A lot of really good writers from really good magazines have written cover stories about Rihanna, but after reading this piece, you will be left… [Read More]

No One Cares if You’re a White Rapper Anymore

I hated the idea of listening to an 8-minute freestyle by a 2015 Eminem, but I’m glad I did. No wonder you scoff at me, it’s still obvious / I’m as off-putting [pudding] as Bill Cosby is.” His bars were crazy. You could tell he was back in his comfort… [Read More]

A Story About Fashion Between a Rock and a Hard Place

“My outfit is trash,” I heard from the room behind me. Ellis always said shit like that, passive-finessive shit like that. I turned around to him standing in front of a full-length mirror. Most of the pieces I could make out: a cropped, khaki green Saint Laurent bomber, what I… [Read More]

In the Eye of Kim and Kanye’s Baby Naming Brainstorm

There’s obviously been a lot of news coming out of the Kardashian-Jenner household lately. Two huge stories at least: The Porsche-led arrival of Caitlyn Jenner and Kim’s announcement that she and Kanye are expecting a new baby. Now, adding more to the family stew, news broke Tuesday that Kim might actually be carrying twins,… [Read More]

Steph Curry’s MVP Speech Puts a Few Clichés into Perspective

Given how stupid he makes guys look on the court, one might expect Steph Curry’s off the court demeanor to resemble more of a Nick “Swaggy P” Young than the NFL’s Russell Wilson. In a Warriors jersey, he’s a callous assassin who’ll pull from 30 feet, right after turning your… [Read More]

Self-Help Books and Trap Music Aren’t That Different

A few days ago, I was talking to my dad on the phone and mentioned a TED Radio Hour podcast on “Success” I had listened to earlier. I should probably mention that my dad is pretty old school, but practical to a point where he’s open to new ideas. That… [Read More]

The Unofficial Guide to Playing Music at Parties

Much like sports or politics, music can be very divisive. Living room debates about how such and such song is better than another, or how so and so’s new album would have been a classic if x, y and z, are just part of the listening experience for many. And… [Read More]

Virtual Reality and Lifting the Celebrity Veil

It was unclear why back in March of last year Facebook spent $2 billion to acquire Oculus VR, the company behind the virtual reality gaming headset, Oculus Rift. The popular theory at the time was that Facebook was investing in technology of the future, and would somehow take what Oculus… [Read More]

Wale, Kanye, and the Design of Things

Back in November, the Washington Wizards announced that D.C. native (and grandmaster of the sports reference) Wale would be the team’s creative liaison for the current 2014-2015 season. While the rapper’s FG% has been questionable over the last year or two when it comes to rap relevancy, that’s neither here… [Read More]

Black Coffee: My Mornings with ESPN’s ‘First Take’

No matter how many hours of sleep I get, waking up for work in the morning is never easy. A hot shower and breakfast helps, but even after I get to the office, I take the streets’ advice in never forgetting where I came from: my fucking bed! It’s rough,… [Read More]