Wills Glasspiegel

Wills Glasspiegel is an American music writer, producer, photographer and academic.

Summer in the City

We’ll be taking a break from blogging during August. For many of AIAC’s contributors, summer’s…


Baloji: ‘In Congo, we had gold, but turned it to something that had no value …’

New York is an amazing city, especially from a hip-hop perspective. It’s one of the few places on earth where you can see that hip-hop is part of the culture, not just something that you watch on TV. But for me – doing music that is mostly in French and not in some Congolese language that sounds exotic for Western people – it’s a difficult market. I take everything that happens here like a plus one. I’m not supposed to be here.