A Gift From Another World

Prince Rogers Nelson was the blueprint for a certain kind of Black femmeness. In the interstitial spaces of my life, he has kept me company.

The First Time I Heard ‘When Doves Cry’

When Prince died, I found myself instantly transported back to that day in 1984 when I realized just how big music could be, how much it could contain.

Everything We Can’t Describe in Music

The terroir of sound, timbre’s role has always been underrated, or even ignored, because it’s so intangible.

Grab the Mic and Talk Some Shit: The Indelible Phife Dawg

Phife never presented himself as a celebrity. He was always a hard-working, fun-loving guy whose success was never as important as letting us know how dope he was.

‘Float Like Gravity’: Remembering Phife Dawg

The rapper’s streetwise edge and unpretentious manner rooted A Tribe Called Quest to their home in Jamaica, Queens.

I’m In Love With That Song: Our Favorites From The Replacements

The Replacements are a really, really great band: Hazlitt contributors investigate.

‘Men Out of Time’: An Interview with Bob Mehr

The author of Trouble Boys, a new book about The Replacements, on creation myths, serendipitous reporting and opening on a funeral.

Getting Away With It

Sexual abuse by public figures is often ignored by fans in order to keep the illusion of what they create alive.

Future Imperfect

The rapper may be off in another dimension, but he’s a realist. And realism is messy.

Reconciling David Bowie

Following allegations of abuse, we often have conversations about “separating art from the artist.” But what if said art helped you through your own assault?