Video Premiere: Nine Fifteen, 'Guarded Things'


We’ve featured a couple of videos from last year’s Electric Blanket here on AON over the last few months, and today we’ve got the premiere of the latest. Helmed by… Read More

Tabi Bonney's "Nuthin' But A Hero" As Cultural Time Capsule


Central to the success of modern musicians is the cultivation of entry points into a given body of work, be it an album, a mixtape or an entire anthology. One… Read More

Tabi Bonney: Live at C’MON


D.C. hip hop, like most other genres coming out of this town, has seen its fair share of crests and troughs in terms of energy and excitement. But this is… Read More

Baltimore Highlands Tobacco Remix

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Fans of Black Moth Super Rainbow’s Tom Fec (a.ka. Tobacco) have no doubt been enjoying his latest release, Maniac Meat, since the end of May. Even if you skipped the… Read More

Pill Brings the Prescription to Austin

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It’s no secret that one of the emcees we’re most consistently excited about around here is Atlanta’s Pill. In the clip above, Pill performs “Ridin’ On It” from last year’s… Read More

Uptown X.O. Debuts New Video, "Take Home"

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A little over a month after we’ve all let X.O.‘s sizzling debut full-length One.One.Ten sink in, Studio43 drops the video for the lead single, “Take Home.” This smooth, thugged out… Read More

Pill Interviewed for Creative Loafing

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Atlanta emcee Pill sits down with Creative Loafing while working on a cover story photo shoot. Pill is responsible for what is probably AON’s favorite mixtape of last year, 4180… Read More

Doctor’s Orders: The Madlib Medicine Show

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A couple of months back, Stone’s Throw announced the kick off of the Madlib Medicine Show series, a once-a-month, twelve-CD, six-LP series. According to the site, the series “will be a combination of… Read More

Bringing the Court’s Attention To Jay Electronica’s Exhibit C

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One of the most talked about names in the game for some time now has been Jay Electronica. He’s yet to put out an album, but has still received a lot… Read More

Copyright Criminals and the Art of Permission

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Hip hop tends to sit at the forefront of any discussion surrounding sampling. With good reason, some of the most high profile legal battles on the matter have been waged… Read More

Tabi Bonney Brings On The Feedback


DJ Stereo Faith is known throughout DC as a positive force for quality events throughout the city, from the Black Cat, to DC9, to Napoleon, and beyond. Even by his typically high standards, the Feedback curated by Faith this last Saturday at DC9 was an exceptional evening indeed.

The Cornel West Theory: Second Rome


For many creative minds in the District, there’s a constant struggle to make art or to present ideas that can exist outside of the prevailing established political character that has… Read More