Inside Track: Sha Money XL on His New Album, “The Chain On The Bike”
JLBarrow • May 15, 2020 • No Comments

Sha Money XL has bittersweet memories of his first bike. Like many kids growing up in New York in the 80s he coveted

Robert Glasper On Scoring ‘The Photograph’ And That Kendrick Vs Drake Debate
JLBarrow • April 28, 2020 • No Comments

Robert Glasper took time from working on his latest album, Black Radio 3, to share how he worked with Stella Meghie to score ‘The Photograph.’

Tall Black Guy On Making Phonte’s “Sweet You” & Booty Call Music For Aliens
JLBarrow • May 02, 2018 • No Comments

In the age of algorithms and curated playlists, word of mouth is still one of the best ways I find new music and talent. I

The Making Of “How Sean Price Stole Christmas”
JLBarrow • December 17, 2017 • No Comments

(Originally published on WatchLOUD.com on December 12, 2015) Germans have cornered the market on Christmas villains. From the mythical Krampus to Hans Gruber from Die Hard the

The Oral History Of Redman’s “Sooperman Lover” Series
JLBarrow • September 23, 2017 • 1 Comment

Words by Jerry L. Barrow Hip-Hop and super heroes go together like summertime and fresh kicks. Billionaires and vigilantes. Tequila and bad decisions. After early DJs,

Tanya Morgan Wants Something More Than Money From Their Fans [EXCLUSIVE]
JLBarrow • August 08, 2017 • No Comments

Words by Jerry L. Barrow   Donwill has just spent 40 minutes navigating gentrified Brooklyn traffic on his bike. His partner Von Pea has been enjoying the

EXCLUSIVE: DJ Jazzy Jeff On Making The PLAYList’s “Chasing Goosebumps”
JLBarrow • March 03, 2017 • 1 Comment

Playing new music should not be a revolutionary act for a DJ, but in the age of push-button playlists curated by headphone antlered puppeteers, actually

Antman Wonder Gives “PRhyme 2” Update, Teases Project With DJ Khalil [VIDEO]
JLBarrow • January 31, 2017 • No Comments

On January 21 the first Afterward Nodfactor caught up with Antman Wonder, who played selections from his upcoming instrumental project Sounds of Saturday Morning, to

From The Vault: Jean Grae’s Beat Society Curse [NODFACTOR.COM]
JLBarrow • April 11, 2015 • No Comments

One of the best things about the " I have a Beat Society curse!" she says in agreement. "There's only been one that I actually

From The Vault: Da Beatminerz On Early Duck Down Production [VIDEO]
JLBarrow • April 02, 2015 • No Comments

While interviewing Da Beatminerz for the making of Smif-N-Wessun's debut, Da Shinin, Mr. Walt And Evil Dee dropped a lot of jewels about their early