People Under The Stairs: Montego Slay

Double K (aka Michael Turner) from seminal LA hip-hop duo People Under The Stairs passed away this week, at 43 years old. Double K and Thes One (aka Christopher Portugal) founded the group in 1997 while they were both attending high school and became admired for their laidback style, eclectic and obscure samples, back-and-forth rhyme dynamic and DIY approach—undertaking almost all sampling, DJing, MCing and …

MF DOOM: Rhymes Like Dimes

Elusive, enigmatic and immensely talented, MF DOOM (born Daniel Dumile, aka Zev Love X, King Geedorah and Metal Face) has passed away aged 49. A cult favorite known for his intricate rhymes, off-kilter topics and clever wordplay, Dumile began rapping in the late ’80s as Zev Love X in KMD, a group he formed with his brother Dingilizwe Dumile. The same week his brother tragically …

Kenzo Takada’s Playful Legacy in Pictures

This past weekend, luxury fashion house Kenzo founder Kenzo Takada sadly passed away at 81 years old from COVID-19. Just a few years after arriving in Paris from Tokyo, Takada founded his eponymous brand in 1970 and promptly shook up the fashion scene in the capital with bright colors, bold prints and daring shapes. Paving the way for more Japanese designers, and influencing countless others …