The death of the release date.
A million ringtones makes what?
According a new book about hip-hop jewelry, it’s about the grillz
Nas’s new track, “Hip Hop Is Dead,” makes kick-ass use of “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.”
Is “Show Me What You Got” just a launch commercial?
Ice-T and his scandalous cover art.
Curtis Vodka spins in Chicago this week
Why hip-hop’s love for wussy whiteboy singers makes sense.
Robin Thicke and hip-hop’s love for the white boy
Jeep claims its new Wrangler Unlimited is the “original vehicle of hip-hop.”
Somewhere between wacky and wack you’ll find Alexis Gideon, formerly just Alexis. Better known as half of the local duo Princess, who specialize in a ridiculous collision of fucky hip-hop and skinny-butt dance music, he’s putting out his first solo CD, Welcome Song, early next year on Sickroom, and it’s like a pilled-up, discolored kiddie […]
Ambivalence has never been a trait identified with hip-hop, and listening to Akrobatik you can sometimes see why: an artist who takes time to stake out the middle ground can frustrate a listener who’s waiting for a wallop of personality. But more often than not on his debut full-length, Balance (Coup D’Etat), this Boston MC […]
Galapagos4/Brains and Beats
This energetic and often exciting feature from Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential, Wonder Boys), set in Detroit in 1995, aims to be the kind of showcase for Eminem and hip-hop that Saturday Night Fever was for John Travolta and disco, and in most respects it succeeds. Hanson depicts a far grungier world, brimming with aggression and […]
As a founding member of LA’s short-lived Freestyle Fellowship, one of hip-hop’s most original and intelligent groups, Aceyalone helped lay the groundwork for today’s anything-goes underground scene. His free-form rap slops over tight beat schemes like runny oatmeal, much in the style of Kool Keith; but unlike Kool Keith’s sci-fi fantasies, Aceyalone’s thoughts are rooted […]