Category Archives for Hip Hop
so….hip hop is dead. yeah that’s right. everyone is squashing beef left and right. yes yes yes…its great. let’s all be friends. yada yada yada.
ok….it’s time to talk about these Smith kids. i’m talking about Will Smith’s kids. you know….the Fresh Prince…..from DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince…..from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. lately they’ve been on a musical tear. if you’ve … Continue reading
let’s talk about Nicki Minaj. have ya’ll seen her new video where she’s just dancing away and gyrating her booty to some tune with a sample from Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back”? if you haven’t well………here…….
big news in the ny hip hop world. angie martinez from hot 97 has decided to resign from the radio station. now i would imagine most folks out there don’t care…but if you grew up anywhere near nyc listening to … Continue reading
there are very few things that really get me excited. one of them is when a new album from one of my favorite groups comes out. that happened this week…well….yesterday to be exact. The Roots dropped their ELEVENTH (well…hmm…thats debatable) … Continue reading
i think the one thing we can all thank Steve Jobs for is giving all of us the ability to buy our favorite tunes from our favorite artists individually….ya know….without buying the entire album. ok..maybe that’s not true for EVERYTHING … Continue reading
so this past saturday was the 20th anniversary of Nas’ debut album, illmatic. geez…..20 years. i feel so old. i was 13 when this thingy came out and….of course….i didnt really hear it in it’s entirety until a few years … Continue reading
NEW ROOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! let’s review shall we?
it’s funny how mixtapes have become a big thing once again in the last few years. do these kids even know what a tape is? whatever…in my day….mixtapes were CDs. ha. but anyhoo…today, Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip dropped their first … Continue reading
i’ve been an internet person since……dang…..1996….or 97. yeah folks. i was there in the “beginning”. AOL…yup. them were the days. and back then, there weren’t many websites you can go to that were…sticky sites. ya know…like how facebook is for … Continue reading
tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of a super historic day in hip hop. gah….20 years. on november 9, 1993, two of the best albums of all time came out…Wu Tang’s debut “36 Chambers”, and A Tribe Called Quest’s 3rd album….”Midnight … Continue reading
man…can’t believe it’s been 13 YEARS since The Marshall Mathers LP….Eminem’s second album. truth be told, i didn’t even buy the first two em albums. The Slim Shady LP was given to me as a gift…and his second album…my cousin … Continue reading
gah….stupid cramp. kinda went HARD in the swimming pool (it’s been awhile), and owie. dagnabit. i hope this goes away cause i do plan on playing tennis this weekend.
with all this talk about Kendrick Lamar and his now “infamous” verse he laid down the other night where he called out everybody and their mother and proclaimed himself to be the “king of new york” (even though he’s from … Continue reading
why i keep watching this Naked and Afraid show i have no idea………..blaaaaaaah. man i am SUPER DUPER TIRED. after last night’s tennis-fest, i didn’t really sleep well. and i woke up early this morning. and then didn’t really have … Continue reading
watching these BET awards. hmm…it’s interesting watching this thingy. i’m about midway through ?uestlove’s book (it’s great), and he talks about the moment he thinks hip hop died…The Source Awards 1995. hmm…do they even have Source awards anymore?
uh…what the heck did i just listen to? today, against my better judgement, i decided to actually pick up this new Kanye West album, “Yeezus”. just finished listening to it and…..um.
so today, ?uestlove, the drummer of my favorite hip hop band ever had his book released. and i’m about to download it (yeah…download it) and read it. the download is cheaper, but….hmm….it IS kinda weird not having a physical copy … Continue reading
you know it’s a good day when you meet one of your idols randomly while just crossing the street. yup. today i actually pumped into Tariq Trotter aka Black Thought…the lead vocalist of one of my favorite bands, The Roots….for … Continue reading
what a sad, frustrating, slow, long, cold and mournful day. yup…all those dealies wrapped into one. woke up this morning to find out that Ed Koch, former mayor of new york city, passed away. and if you’re like me and … Continue reading