New York's Hell's Kitchen is a neighborhood in flux. Despite the recent arrival of a Starbucks and gleaming new office towers fulfilling Mayor Giuliani's Disneyfied vision of New York, Hell's Kitchen still retains plenty of eclectic grit. So it seems fitting that the DJs known as Ming & FS have called the area home for years. Mixing everything from live instrumentation, tablas and video-game samples to drum-and-bass stylings, the duo's approach to hip-hop is as diverse as the neighborhood itself. And like Hell's Kitchen, which didn't enter the realm of viable hipdom until a few years ago, Ming & FS have recently emerged as unlikely darlings of the underground with their own critical cache. The future of hip-hop, they will tell you, has arrived -- and Puff Daddy and Busta Rhymes are... More >>>
They can take the heat: Hell's Kitchen DJs Ming & FS.