The reverence for this gimmicky group is a good example of the tendency to wildly overrate much of the stuff we listened to when when we were younger.
Lady Gaga was supposed to be on Kendrick Lamarr‘s excellent debut album — we’ll have a proper review of it up soon — but label logistics but the kibosh on that. So Gaga went ahead and released an unmastered version with her vocals on it, anyway.
It’s all about Ohio.
This week, G.D. and Joel are joined by the always-insightful Jay Smooth of IllDoctrine, Donwill of the critically acclaimed hip-hop group Tanya Morgan, and Wyatt Cenac of “The Daily Show,” to talk about Michael Rapaport’s documentary on A Tribe Called Quest, “Beats Rhymes and Life.” You’ll also learn about Wyatt’s secret crooner past and Bushwick Read More
In the spirit of the ongoing conversations happening on this blog around race and music (hip-hop and the blues in particular), I bring you Seattle-based emcee Macklemore. Northwest, whattup. Thoughts????
So many good things about this video. The best thing, I think, is how Monch & Co shed light on the most important issue regarding police brutality: someone is hurt/killed by the people who are charged to protect them. That individual, immediate crime shouldn’t be forgotten, or made smaller by people who want to jump Read More
Sad news: Long Beach-born rapper Nathaniel D. Hale — Nate Dogg — died Tuesday, according to the Long Beach Press-Telegram. His family told the Press-Telegram Hale, who performed as Nate Dogg, died earlier today. He was 41, Cause of death is not known. However, Hale had suffered two strokes, one in 2007 and another in Read More
Agurr?!!!! One of my faves.
Anyone wanna take a crack at naming all the songs here?
by Latoya Peterson, crossposted from Racialicious. Ok first things first I’ll eat your brains/ Then I’mma start rocking gold teeth and fangs/ ‘Cause that’s what a muthafucking monster do — Nicki Minaj, Monster Article after article, tweet after tweet, I watched the conversation about Kanye and all the dead women in “Monster.” But if you Read More