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“Rap now is a circus of clowns” – Royce da 5’9″ (“Boom”) Ever wonder where hip-hop is headed? Do you have the courage to really want to find out? Then take a deep breath and…
A few days after the birth of Jay-Z and Beyonce’s daughter Blue Ivy Carter Rolling Out premiered a story regarding a poem they received dedicated to Blue Ivy, supposedly by Jay-Z, in which he swears…
There was literally a plethora of albums and “mixtapes” ranging from solid to great in ’11. But many rappers of today don’t seem to realize the sacrifices made by those before them to bring hip-hop to prominence.
Whenever I hear from Jasiri X my respect for the guy grows. A lot of rappers liken themselves to Tony Montana but seem to forget a crucial aspect of his (fictional) character; All I have…
Have you ever had someone you’ve repeatedly stood up for? Someone you were sure had it in them to turn it all around one day, if they were just given ample support to do so? That was the situation with myself and rapper T.I.
With most rappers either creating lame duck marketing disses or swallowing anything worthwhile they might have to say as to not disturb rap’s circle jerk, it’s actually refreshing to hear somebody throw in a couple…
Immortal Technique has written an explosive essay on the legacy of Osama bin Laden. It’s long and interesting and nuanced and nerdy. Go read it and weep. Weep for hip-hop, because Tech is one of…
Or would that be a horribly broad generalization, Miss Judd? Something she seems pretty familar with, given her recent comments regarding HipHop culture. According to Radar Online she objects to Snoop and Diddy’s involvement in…
“Being the Gay Rapper is like being a Highlander — there can only be one on earth at the same time.” – Jay Smooth
In art, is the package as important as the present?
We know you don’t watch the teevee or anything like that, but the economy sucks out there. Moguls like will.i.am are even getting a second job just to stay afloat. You, on the other hand,…
If you ruled the world like Nasir, what wish would you grant hip-hop nation this year?