Kris Kross: Totally Krossed Out

From Vondelpark's debut album to the end of Kris Kross, our look at music this week

When Kris Kross “jumped” onto the scene in ’92, they inspired young people everywhere to get Totally Krossed Out with their Jermaine Dupri-produced debut album. They also ignited a major fashion moment where it was suddenly acceptable to wear an entire ensemble backwards—belt, baseball jersey and all. Their ephemeral reign as the daddy macs of teen rap left an indelible mark on music, and sadly, …

The Fox Is Black: May Playlist

From Vondelpark's debut album to the end of Kris Kross, our look at music this week

You know that friend that always puts you on to the best music? The Fox Is Black (formerly Kitsune Noir), the award-winning art and design site, has been that friend to the Internet for some time now with a collection of monthly playlists released to much acclaim. The May Playlist features a range of indie pop, rock and electronic jams to suit the recent change …

Richie Havens: Freedom

New music and a look at the lives of music legends George Jones and Richie Havens

Sweating and strumming the guitar with artistic force, folk singer Richie Havens opened up Woodstock in ’69 with a three-hour-long, 11-song set that culminated with “Freedom.” A star on the rise, the Brooklyn artist set the tone then and continued to do so throughout his extensive career, which not only included several chart-topping tunes, but also the founding of the Northwind Undersea Institute—an environmental education …