Articles Posted April 2005

  • Phat 5 Joints of The Week

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    Phat 5 Joints of The Week

    #5. My Control – CanibusFresh off the shores of the military, Bis is back! “My control” chronicles the master lyricists’s fluctuation in the game since God first threw him at us in the late 90’s.…

  • BE – Common

    BE – Common

    In Rap’s crowded field of play, a breath of fresh is as elusive as the winning lottery numbers. Then comes a familiar name, Common, parading a paradigm of excellence via an unfamiliar route. BE is…

  • The Thin Line Between Loyalty and Stupidity

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    The Thin Line Between Loyalty and Stupidity

    After watching frivolous rap battles unfold randomly like the flu virus, I’ve resorted to viewing diss records differently. Moreso, I’ve noticed a trend that only kicked off in the late 90’s. Something Rap fans are…

  • Trouble in The Roc-a-fella Camp: Is Jay-Z to Blame?

    Trouble in The Roc-a-fella Camp: Is Jay-Z to Blame?

    In case you’re still living in Rap’s stone age, the Rocafella trio of CEO’s Dame “Loud Mouth” Dash, Kareem “Invisible Biggs” Burke, and Shawn “BIG Biter” Carter have officially parted ways. The Reason? Pesos, of…

  • The Most Essential Rap Elements

    The Most Essential Rap Elements

    How can you tell if one MC is superior to another? When can you safely say that a Rap artist has attained legendary status? If you know what Real Hip Hop is all about then…

  • The New Face of Propaganda

    The New Face of Propaganda

    “We write…about wrong ’cause it’s hard to see right” – Common When was the last time you read an article heralding MC’s that have improved their skills lately? Have you ever seen a rap page…

  • "These Are My Confessions"

    "These Are My Confessions"

    There’s something I’ve been dying to get off my chest, (and no it’s not the “S” on my chest). I call it my confessions because it’s an issue a Hip Hop purist like me would…

  • All Hail The Queen

    All Hail The Queen

    As I make a left turn on Fountainview, the adjacent street from my work place on Richmond, my maroon red Nissan Sentra wags its tail, as if to the beat of the tunes blasting from…

  • Hip Hop & Profanity

    Hip Hop & Profanity

    My 10-year old cousin knows all the “cuss words” in existence yet he’ll pee on himself before letting any one of those s-words, or n-words crawl out of his mouth. He listens to Hip Hop…

  • 50 Most Influential Hip Hop Heads

    50 Most Influential Hip Hop Heads

    50. Onyx49.Ras Kass48.DPG/Snoop Doggy Dogg47.Arrested Development46.Black Star45.Da Beatminerz/Black Moon44.Jay-Z43.Whodini42.The Roots41.Fugees40.MC Lyte39.Schooly D38.Big L37.Leaders of The New School36.Big Daddy Kane35.Melle Mel34.Geto Boys (Scarface)33.LL Cool J32.Big Pun31.Wu-Tang Clan30.Main Source/Large Professor29.Run-DMC28.Public Enemy/Chuck D27.De La Soul/Digable Planets26.Common Sense25.The Notorious…

  • The Game Vs 50: Did We Fall For Yet Another Hoax?

    The Game Vs 50: Did We Fall For Yet Another Hoax?

    The beef between 50 Cent and his protege, Chuck Taylor aka The Game may have been another attempt to coy Rap fans. Obviously, the so-called fracas materialized into record sales for the G-Unit General (The…

  • Welcome to The Rap Up

    Welcome to The Rap Up

    Thanks for stopping by The Rap Up. I’m Rizoh, and I’ll be your host for today.

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