Articles Posted December 2005

  • The Rap Up 2005 – Skillz

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    The Rap Up 2005 – Skillz

    Skillz – The Rap Up ’05 [Thanks Howie] I thought Skillz said The Rap Up series was out the window after the 2004 edition. This latest entry is sprinkled with witty one-liners about : Jay-Z…

  • T.R.U. Top 10 Songs of 2005

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    T.R.U. Top 10 Songs of 2005

    After much deliberation, disagree-ation, and termination of some unseen Rap Up staff, and consultation with Hip Hop honchos, we came to the following conclusion: 10. Geto Boys – The G Code: Although Scarface has been…

  • Your Top 5 Albums of 2005

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    Your Top 5 Albums of 2005

    Stylus Magazine just ran their Top 50 Albums of 05 (featuring my Top 20). If you have ample patience, scroll down to see my list – the first on the staff/individual picks section of the…

  • Pharrell: Skateboarding With an Angel

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    Pharrell: Skateboarding With an Angel

    Pharell Williams – Angel(mp3) Pharrell Williams-Angel(Instrumental)Factoids: Length – 2:45/Album – In My Mind(Star Trak/Interscope) If this is what the rest of Pharrell‘s In My Mind album sounds like, then I don’t want no parts of…

  • Benzino VS Ozone Magazine

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    Benzino VS Ozone Magazine

    Benzino Voicemail Assault(mp3) Grandad Benzino is at it again. After seeing the above article on Ozone Magazine, the most innovative gangsta rapper the Black community has left called up Ozone publisher/H.C.I.C., Julia Beverly to express…

  • Henry Does Not Care About Hip-Hop

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    Henry Does Not Care About Hip-Hop

    Just like Usher does not care about gay people (or Burt Bacharach for that matter), my boy does not care about Hip-Hop, even though his dad writes, drinks, eats, and sleeps Hip-Hop, and capitalizes both…

  • New Nas Interview With XXL

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    New Nas Interview With XXL

    [props to Spine Magazine for the update]Worth reading: Excellent Richard Pryor article , and tribute How the hell did Aretha Franklin go from nice to nine hundred pounds? Speaking of overweight women, what the f#&k…

  • Gov Schwarzenegger Rejects Clemency for Tookie

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    Gov Schwarzenegger Rejects Clemency for Tookie

    Tookie dies tonight at 1:00 am. Arnorld Schwarzeneggar, the only one who can play God in this case has said NO to clemency for the crips founder, who allegedly killed more humans than satan himself.…

  • Bun B Trill Review

    Bun B Trill Review

    I’ve been sitting on this review for a minute. But here’s my 2 cents (since everyone’s been writing and asking me to review Bun’s solo joint)…By the way , if you’ve been cajoled into viewing…

  • Richard Pryor Dies of Heart Attack

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    Richard Pryor Dies of Heart Attack

    Richard Pryor, arguably the greatest comedian of all time(and I aint just saying that cause he dead) has passed away gracefully.Classic Quote: “God blessed me,” he said. “There were shows I never remember, towns Inever…

  • And the 2006 Grammy Nominees Are…

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    And the 2006 Grammy Nominees Are…

    Grammy Nominees…(the ones you care about that is). The Rap Up top picks are highlighted. Record of the Year Mariah Carey – “We Belong Together” Gorillaz – “Feel Good, Inc.” Green Day – “Boulevard of…

  • "Back Like Cooked Crack in a Crockpot"

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    "Back Like Cooked Crack in a Crockpot"

    [courtesy: fader] Damn. A lot of things done changed since we last spoke: from people getting sued for obscene hand gestures (forcing others to copyright their farts and footsteps), to the Viagra market celebrating the…

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