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After exploring the African-American taco movement in L.A. in the season premiere, Miss Info returns to NYC to dig into the Jamaican beef patty in episode two of First We Feast‘s Food Grails. Chopping it up with the likes of DJ Clark Kent, Upscale Vandal and Judnick Mayard, Miss Info investigates exactly why the beef patty is such a staple throughout the Five Boroughs.

Stay tuned for episode three of Food Grails dropping on Wednesday, June 7 at 11am ET.

Watch below…


For the first episode of Food Grails, my new show with the good folks at First We Feast, we went out to South L.A., Compton, Watts and Leimert Park to meet the new wave of hood entrepreneurs. Many are former hustlers or gang members who are now making their own Americanized version of the Mexican food that everyone in L.A. grows up on. These guys are social media stars and favorites of the local hip-hop artists (like Jay 305 and Casey Veggies) that relate to their struggle.

Watch the season premiere above and check back for new episodes dropping every Wednesday at 11am ET.

Related: Miss Info Hosts New Web Series For Complex & First We Feast: ‘Food Grails’ (Trailer)

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For the past few months, your girl Miss Info and Complex’s First We Feast have been cooking up a new show called Food Grails, where we dig into iconic foods both old and new across the country. Inspired by Justin Bolois‘ 2016 Chopped Cheese documentary, we’re excited to explore the way folks are mixing culture and cuisine in Compton and Watts.

You’ll also get to hear from new foodie heroes like Taco Mell, All Flavor No Grease and Trap Kitchen, plus local rappers such as Casey Veggies, Jay 305 and G Perico.

Hope you like it! The first episode premieres next Wednesday (May 10) at 11am EST.

Watch the trailer below…



Our very own Miss Info is down in Miami for this year’s Art Basel, and she’s co-hosting a special instalment of Public School NYC’s WNL Radio this weekend. She’ll be talking politics, culture and, of course, music alongside the likes of Stretch & Bobbito, Ronnie Fieg, Fonzworth Bentley, Akinyele, Heron Preston, Uncle Luke and many more.

The broadcast runs between noon and 8pm EST today and tomorrow (December 3). Tune in below!

Update: Mos Def is debuting new music now and announced 2 new albums (one with Mannie Fresh).

Update 2: Nahright posted footage of Mos performing at Art Basel.

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(Gucci in Soho with my man Kristoff [Charlie Murphy’s son])

The day after Gucci Mane clipped off his house arrest anklet, he and wifey Keyshia Ka’oir flew to New York City. While there, he not only made stops at Vogue, GQ , and XXL, but he also was spotted shopping at VFiles, KITH, and the home team, Stadium Goods. Matter of fact if you check out his GuwopSnaps Snapchat account it looks like Wop shot something special at Stadium Goods with Complex.

On Thursday night, Gucci’s team held an intimate dinner party for him at Dirty French, with everyone from media editors, fashion insiders, music personalities, and bosses from Atlantic Records, Nike, Unilever, and more. Our very own Miss Info was there and talked to Gucci about his upcoming tour plans. Afterwards, everyone went to the celebrated hot spot, Up and Down.

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Gucci Mane’s Homecoming Concert at the Fox Theater in Atlanta opened with his long-time producer Zaytoven, in red suede, at a white grand piano…tickling the ivories like some kind of Trap Bobby Short while Gucci rapped for the first time in years to sold-out stands filled with his most devoted.

The light melodies and the heavy rhymes were a perfect mismatch…and a reflection of Zay himself.
While in New York City to promote his new book for aspiring producers, “From A To Zay,” the 36-year-old piano-playing, church-going, family man who, according to Sonny Digital and Metro Boomin’, is the “godfather” of the trap sound, joined me on my new TuneIn streaming radio show to talk about what it’s like to be the most sober man in the room…

How he ended one of Gucci Mane’s saddest beefs with the man who started it all with him
What he has planned with his ‘Beast Mode’ partner, Future…
The difference between him and some of Atlanta’s other production stars…and more.
Zaytoven also gave me one of the most illuminating explanations of why trap music is teflon from rap elite criticism. It was a really interesting conversation and I hope you guys enjoy it.

We’re playing highlights from the Zaytoven x Miss Info interview starting at 1pm EST on my streaming show on TuneIn’s new Hip Hop Beat station…click here to listen.

Or you can check out the full length conversation after the jump…


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I worked my whole life for this…🔑” -DJ Khaled on his Epic Records partnership.

On the heels of what has been a year of massive mainstream saturation…DJ Khaled called us to give us the good news that he’s brought his We The Best label over to Epic Records and will be releasing his 9th solo album, Major Key, there as well. So as both label head and artist, Khaled will be partnering with Epic’ chief LA Reid, no stranger to cross-pollination of fame himself. It’s a reunion of sorts, since LA Reid gave Khaled his first major distribution deal for We The Best while heading Def Jam in 2008. As Khaled and I discussed in the cover story of SneakerNews Volume Three, We The Best is celebrating it’s 10 year anniversary…at the same time as Khaled is reveling in being Snapchat’s 6-million-follower man, and becoming a fixture on everything from Beats1 (We The Best radio show) to Jimmy Kimmel Live. As for the leak about an upcoming collabo featuring Jay-Z and Future? Khaled promises that’s just one of the big treats he has in store.

Read Khaled’s every hyperbolic statement about the new deal…and watch his short “energy” vlog…
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This really should have happened ages ago. Beyonce has effectively been the definition of that “gym life” since…pre-pubescence, so for her to not have a line of leggings and sports bras is pretty much a gaping hole in American capitalism. But all’s well, the queen will still make an absolute killing when her Ivy Park “athleisure” (as if we need a tag word to give women a reason wear spandex while doing errands on a Sunday) hits the market in April. The mid-priced ($30 to $200) line will be available at Beyonce’s Ivy Park site, Nordstrom’s, Topshop (Beyonce partnered w/ Topshop’s founder Sir Phillip Green on the line), and Net-a-Sporter. Finally all of the young women (and men) uploading their own versions of Bey’s “Formation” video (some, very inappropriate) will at least be able to do so in Beyonce-sanctioned stretch pants : )


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This is the most excited I’ve been about a new song in a really really long time. More excited than I was before Kanye’s Yeezy Season 3 and The Life Of Pablo unveiling. More excited than I was for What a Time To Be Alive to finish downloading. More excited than I was waiting for Kendrick’s Grammy set to start (although, in the end, that set blew me away). I just feel like I’ve been waiting (and more importantly, waiting in the dark) for proof of life from Jai Paul for so long.

Finally, there is new music!


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Ta-Nehisi Coates is certainly reaping the rewards of his hard and excellent work…after writing the award-winning “Between The World and Me,” a gut-wrenching book about racism in America, Coates was not only given a MacArthur “genius” grant (which is basically a lump of cash to ensure you have the freedom to pursue your creative goals without worry for the rent), but he also got the chance to live out a childhood dream…to revive Marvel’s first black superhero series from the 1970’s, Black Panther. Coates writes about how comic books influenced his thinking and his work, and gave his former workplace, The Atlantic, a sneak peek at what the new Black Panther, as drawn by Brian Stelfreeze.

Some of the best days of my life were spent poring over the back issues of The Uncanny X-Men and The Amazing Spider-Man. As a child of the crack-riddled West Baltimore of the 1980s, I found the tales of comic books to be an escape, another reality where, very often, the weak and mocked could transform their fallibility into fantastic power. That is the premise behind the wimpy Steve Rogers mutating into Captain America, behind the nerdy Bruce Banner needing only to grow angry to make his enemies take flight, behind the bespectacled Peter Parker being transfigured by a banal spider bite into something more.

See more of the preview of Marvel’s Black Panther revival, and watch a video of Coates…
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