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States of Independence

A celebration of American radicalism, youth and pop culture
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Music Pop Quiz

States Pop Quiz #40: A$AP Ferg

The Trap Lord from Harlem shakes down States with his Pop Quiz – and tells us about Basquiat, Jamaica and why he started out in hip hop to keep a promise to his mate Rocky

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Music Longread

Merchandise: tearing Up Tampa

The Florida five-piece made the most poetic guitar record of 2014 in a cultural wasteland. They show us how they created a new bohemia in America's corniest town