India

Gully Culture

For one aspiring rapper from Mumbai’s biggest slum, failure is not an option

Dharavi is Asia’s second largest slum. About one million people live in just over about a...

Caribbean

King Yellowman

Meeting the Jamaican dancehall legend

This story first appeared in print in Stranger’s Guide Caribbean. Climbing quiet, verdant hills that lead...

Russia

Russian Hip-Hop and Battle Rap

Music mounting a fight for free expression

Last summer at Moscow’s Flacon, a former Soviet crystal factory converted into a hub of hipster...

Morocco

K-pop in Morocco

BTS has catapulted Korean pop into some unlikely places

Not long ago, a Chinese man who lives in Dubai told me about a survey conducted by...

Mexico

DIY Disaster

The bands and music scene that organized during the Mexico City earthquake

At the center of rock alternativo and the many intersecting indie rock scenes in Mexico City...