Imran Khan
Contributing Editor

Imran Khan is a writer who lives in Canada. In addition to PopMatters, he has also written for other publications like Inside Entertainment, aRUDE and The Toronto Quarterly.

Features // 26 Articles
Columns // 30 Articles
Reviews // 89 Articles
Blogs // 62 Articles

Coming in to Land: Pigeon John Inducts Hip-Hop Into the Twilight Zone | 20 Oct 2016 // 9:00 PM

Hip-hop’s most loquacious jester forges ahead into a twilight zone of skewed and jacked up hip-hop.

Lost (and Found) in Space: United Sounds of Joy Transmit From Another Universe | 28 Sep 2016 // 8:30 PM

If beauty and horror were two parallaxes in the vast expanse of the galaxy, somewhere between those points you might hear these songs.


An Italian in New York: Mondo Marcio Gets Fresh | 30 Nov 2016 // 8:30 PM

Italy's favourite rapper mines the crates of American '90s hip-hop on his latest work.

Taking the Bitter With the Swede: Adam Tensta's Moody Hip-Hop Soul | 7 Sep 2016 // 9:15 PM

One of Sweden's most outspoken and celebrated rappers returns with an album of eerie hip-hop noir, where the heavy grooves luxuriate in the nebulous fog of despair.


Private Goes Public in Miklós Janscó's 'Private Vices, Public Virtues' | 13 Nov 2016 // 8:45 PM

With this highly contentious erotic drama, Miklós Janscó fashions a most insular story of sexual freedom with an impenitent degree of self-indulgence.

U.G.: Portals | 13 Nov 2016 // 8:05 PM

Delivered through a mastery of dark spell, Portals finds rapper U.G. ensuring that his telesthetic rhymes are grounded in the loping swings of granite-heavy beats.


Maestro Gamin and Books One - "Future Calling" (audio) | 29 Nov 2016 // 2:55 AM

Alongside producer Books Ones, rapper Maestro Gamin offers yet another dose of speaker medicine with "Future Calling".

When Kontagious Was Shaken, Not Stirred | 28 Jun 2016 // 3:52 AM

Koray Fuat, formerly of UK band Kontagious, recounts how the band's briefly ubiquitous single "Shake It Up" shook things up in London's hip-hop underground for a short while.

//Mixed media

'Cube Escape' Is Free, Frustrating, and Weirdly Compelling

// Moving Pixels

"The Cube Escape games are awful puzzle games, but they're an addicting descent into madness.

READ the article