Step into the Cypher with Swing Shift

Cyphering, when a group of artists rap one after another in a circular formation, is a cornerstone of hip-hop. From smoky basements to recording studios, cyphering is a fun way to improve freestyle skills and leads to rhymes that may serve as the basis for later songs.

June Rochelle is Here to Stay

Soulful, soothing, and sensual: if I had to pick only three words to describe June Rochelle’s latest single “Love Is Here to Stay,” these would definitely...