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Amiri Baraka: Poet Laureate

Amiri Baraka is the father of bastard literature January 2014: Amiri Baraka, the poet and playwright who gave Black arts a capital B, died today. He was 79. Today, we look back at his life … read more »

POSTED January 9, 2014 6:47PM IN FEATURES Comments (4) TAGS: , , , , ,

Clipse: South of Heaven

For over three long years, Clipse have been forced to hold the lid shut on a Pandora’s box full of remorseless anger and piles and piles of cocaine. January 2014: Pusha T seems to have … read more »

POSTED January 7, 2014 3:04PM IN FEATURES TAGS: , , , , , , ,

GEN F: JJ Cale

“I made my living as a songwriter so I try to get to singin’ and get it over with.” July 29, 2013: JJ Cale, the Oklahoma performer best known as a writer of songs for … read more »

POSTED July 29, 2013 5:44PM IN GEN F Comments (1) TAGS: , , ,

Daft Punk: The Creators

Daft Punk’s quest to short circuit minds and melt mainframes. June 2013: In May, Daft Punk released their fourth studio LP, Random Access Memories. This week they remixed its lead single, “Get Lucky,” perhaps teasing … read more »

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The Neptunes: Never-Never Land

April 2013: Over the weekend, Pharrell Williams turned 40, celebrating with an airbrushed sheet cake in the shape of a fashion-forward black Stewie. Below, in honor of Williams’ seemingly eternal youth, read FADER’s 2002 cover … read more »

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Cam’ron: Harlem Playalistic Capitalist Muzik

March 2013: Last night, the Diplomats—Cam’ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana and Freekey Zekey—celebrated the 10th anniversary of their 2003 major label debut with a reunion show in Manhattan. Below, take a look back at the … read more »

POSTED March 26, 2013 1:22PM IN FEATURES TAGS: , , , , , , ,

From the Archives: The FADER FORT

We have just kicked off the 12th year of The FADER FORT. Through the years we’ve had innumerable artists play on our various stages and we’re proud of our history. Photographer Piper Ferguson has been … read more »

POSTED March 13, 2013 11:38AM IN Featured - FADERFORT, Fort Photos TAGS: ,

Lupe Fiasco: Grindin

January, 2013: After abruptly cancelling his upcoming album and quitting Twitter, Lupe Fiasco was booted from the stage at a concert in Washington DC. His mic was cut after he repeated a phrase from 2011”s … read more »

POSTED January 22, 2013 5:08PM IN FEATURES Comments (3) TAGS: , , ,

Gorillaz: Digging Further

Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett are back in action, collaborating with James Murphy and Andre 3000 and designing shoes for Converse. Below, read our profile on their Gorillaz project, from 2001′s Summer Music issue, FADER … read more »

POSTED March 1, 2012 3:10PM IN FEATURES TAGS: , , , ,

From the Archives: Eminem Gives FADER His Version of a Shoutout

Back in the summer of 2000, Marshall Mathers bka Eminem graced the cover of FADER #4. Check out Slim Shady goofily give us a shout, repeat it, wind it back, chop and screw it, and … read more »

POSTED December 15, 2011 6:00PM IN MUSIC NEWS TAGS: , ,