Articles Posted May 2005

  • How I Fell In Love With H.E.R.

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    How I Fell In Love With H.E.R.

    “People talk about Hip-Hop like it’s some giant livin in the hillside comin down to visit the townspeople. We are Hip Hop.” – Mos Def You know you’ve heard this story before yet you’re compelled…

  • 6 Feet Deep

    6 Feet Deep

    How many people recognize the artist in this photo? Not many. Underground(adj.) – sunken, buried. (ii)done or acting in secrecy; (iii) pertaining to anything that is experimental,…unconventional[Webster]. Whoa! Is the so-called underground movement in Hip…

  • Stuck In The 80’s

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    Stuck In The 80’s

    “Bring it back,” “Old school is better than new school…” “They don’t do it like they used to….” Those are the expressions of depression that saturate the tongues of Rap fans these days. Hip Hop…

  • Biscuits

    Biscuits

    Phat 5 Joints of The Week – 15/05/05 5. Diamonds – Kanye West: This track would have been long gone by now but my weblog tracking device tells me y’all fell in love with it…

  • 50 Albums You Must Buy Before You Die

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    50 Albums You Must Buy Before You Die

    In this booty-rap era where Hip Hop has made an ugly transition into disposable arts, going to the record shop has become a pain in the ass for many reasons. No wonder bootlegging is at…

  • Weekend News, Free Mixtapes, and A Contest

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    Weekend News, Free Mixtapes, and A Contest

    NEWS: A 2nd Black Star album might be in the works shortly, according to sources. The two ill lyricists incinerated their mics on Bright as the Stars which surfaced in underground circles recently. A collective…

  • Phat 5 Joints of The Week (05-06-05)

    Phat 5 Joints of The Week (05-06-05)

    5. Introduction 2 Tha Illest – Custom Made: Let’s hope Pillow Talk is cooler than the rest of the west.4. Night Riders – Boot Camp Click(9th Wonder Rmx) : A taste of delicious Hip Hop.…

  • The Wrong Part About Idolizing Dead Artists

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    The Wrong Part About Idolizing Dead Artists

    According to Jadakiss, “dead rappers are selling more” than the ones living. True indeed. Listening to “Still Dreaming”, a song that blends old vocals of past gone artists like ODB, 2Pac, B.I.G., Eazy-E, Big L,…

  • Albums That Will Shape 2005

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    Albums That Will Shape 2005

    Kanye West – Late Registration (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam)Guest List: John Mayer, GLC, Consequence John Legend, Keyshia ColeRelease Date : Late JuneReason 2 Anticipate: We get to watch Kanye argue his way to the top for a…

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