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07.14.15 Liam Mathews

When I get ahold of Alec Reinstein late on Monday night he sounds tired. It’s been a big couple of days for him. Reinstein, better known as Despot, the rapper from Queens who signed to El-P’s Def Jux label in 2004 and has yet to release an album due to his crippling perfectionism, put out […]

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07.05.14 Bucky Turco

Just after 2pm on Saturday, a skywriting plane hired by Smart Crew filled the sky with the names of the graffiti collective. Although the billowy letters dissipated quickly due to high winds, the likes of “DCEVE,” “HEFNER,” “CON,” “DESPOT,” “MARTY,” “VYELS,” “HSO,” and “SNOMAN” (they must have spelled it wrong), could be seen floating above […]

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