Articles Posted March 2010

  • ‘Distant Relatives’ Sneak Peek

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    ‘Distant Relatives’ Sneak Peek

    Nas and Damian Marley are taking it back to a time when creative minds cooked up anthems in the basement. It’s neither rap nor reggae. It’s a hybrid of the two with some Mary Jane-inspired chops thrown in. From the early leaks, their upcoming collaborative album sounds like an epic. Watch as the two rave about Distant Relatives.

  • Nicki Minaj Unveils Massive Attack Video

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    Nicki Minaj Unveils Massive Attack Video

    Directed by Hype Williams.

  • Shots Fired: LL Cool J vs. Sarah Palin

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    Shots Fired: LL Cool J vs. Sarah Palin

    Fox News recently announced that the first installment of its Real American Stories series hosted by Sarah Palin, will air on April 1st. The series will feature interviews with Toby Keith, Jack Welch, and rapper LL Cool J. Wait, what? LL on Sarah Palin’s show? Well it turns out that uncle Todd never gave Palin an interview.

  • Is Bob Dylan the Godfather of Hip-Hop?

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    Is Bob Dylan the Godfather of Hip-Hop?

    Hey kids, guess what? Bob Dylan may be the grandfather of hip-hop. Stop shaking your head, I’m trying to have a serious discussion here. After reading a Rolling Stone article which makes this ridiculous claim, while pointing to “Subterranean Homesick Blues” as possibly the first rap song ever, I checked my calendar to see if it’s April 1st.

  • Rhymefest – “Familiar Faces”

    Rhymefest – “Familiar Faces”

    Rhymefest has been unveiling his pre-album mixtape, Dangerous: 5-18, piece by piece. Last week, he unleashed “Letter,” which will soon appear in video format. “Familiar Faces” is Rhymefest’s take on Gary Jules “Mad World.”

  • MGMT – Flash Delirium

    MGMT – Flash Delirium

    Behold the official video for MGMT’s “Flash Delirium” from the upcoming sophomore album, Congratulations, due out April 13th.

  • Raekwon – “Canal Street” Video

    Raekwon – “Canal Street” Video

    Shallah Raekwon hasn’t given up on pushing Only Built For Cubal Linx II to the masses. Peep the Chef’s music video for “Canal Street.” Is it just me or does Rae look like Beanie Sigel without his beard?

  • Way to Go, Nas

    Way to Go, Nas

    Behold Kelis in all her bejeweled glory. I salute her for challenging herself with a fresh concept (albeit with wonky execution). She also debuted something else at the end of the clip. Peep game.

  • The Real – Bey-Z F. Baby

    The Real – Bey-Z F. Baby

    Bey-Z F. Baby. Please make the baby.

  • Cuban Linx – Yellow Dock

    Cuban Linx – Yellow Dock

    Welcome to another installment of Cuban Linx. Jump in for a wrap-up of the hottest links and stories.

  • Phonte and 9th Wonder Exchange Fire on Twitter

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    Phonte and 9th Wonder Exchange Fire on Twitter

    Phonte unearthed this Little Brother gem earlier on Twitter. This was the last song LB recorded as a trio (Phonte, Big Pooh, and 9th Wonder). Here’s the story behind “Star.”

  • Did Lil Wayne Shave His Hair?

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    Did Lil Wayne Shave His Hair?

    This is what Lil Wayne will look like if he shaved his hair. Scary, isn’t it? But why would Weezy shave the dreads that he went through much discomfort to nurture over the years? He’s become synonymous with those dreads and it’s unthinkable that he would chop them off in a whim. But there’s a good reason to consider the possibility.

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