An outtake from the legendary MC’s comeback album.
A couple of cool new hip hop mp3s ended up in the inbox this morning. Wasn’t really expecting that, but they sound good, so we thought we’d pass them along. MP3: Black Sheep – “Forever Luvlee” from the From The Black Pool Of Genius: The Prelude EP, due December 1. Black Sheep was the duo … Continue reading Classic Hip Hop: Black Sheep, Souls of Mischief
Video: Julia Dales – Amazing Beat Box Girl Julia Dales, a 17 year old Canadian girl, won the wildcard competition of the Beatbox Battle World Championship. Awesome. Via bb.
No Room Service Just Snacks and Shit is a new blog wherein a couple of white nerds from Los Angeles make fun of rap lyrics. Yes, on paper, it’s totally offensive, but some of them are actually pretty funny. “Never let me slip, ’cause if I slip then I’m slippin’.”– Dr. Dre, Nuthin’ But a … Continue reading Rappers say the darndest things
Talk about a self fulfilling prophecy…ABC News is reporting that a 70 year old Senegalese man opened fire at an outdoor hip hop show, injuring five people, because he thought the rappers were making fun of him in their song titled “Angry Old Man.” Four band members and one fan were injured in the shooting … Continue reading Angry Old Man Makes Good
MP3: Arabian Prince – “Let’s Hit the Beach” from Innovative Life, a collection of electro-rap recorded between 1984 and 1989, out now on Stones Throw Records. Arabian Prince worked with the World Class Wreckin Cru along with Dr. Dre and was an early member of NWA. He’s best known as the one dude you don’t … Continue reading Arabian Prince – Let's Hit the Beach
Ice Cube talks to MTV.com about his new album and going indie: “Going independent in 2006 really re-energized me. It rejuvenated me [and] my feelings for the game,” he said. “Being on [major] record labels is for the birds. It sucks all your energy out. Because the good ideas you come up with, a lot … Continue reading Ice Cube, Indie Rapper
Time Out Chicago talks to Public Enemy founder/producer Hank Shocklee about the formation of the group: Shock on the system. Our library was ridiculous. We would pull out breaks from the Turtles, Alabama and Level 42. We were just looking for anything that had that kind of hip-hop kind of vibration. Hip-hop was not a … Continue reading Public Enemy's Hank Shocklee Talks
Slick Rick has been pardoned! Rick’s recommendation to “Treat her like a prostitute” was apparently taken too literally by former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, whose forced resignation landed the current governor his job.
I don’t know if I can believe this but apparently Alicia Keys told Blender magazine that she thinks gangsta rap “was a ploy to convince black people to kill each other. ‘Gangsta rap’ didn’t exist.” Now, the marketing of gangsta rap is certainly a topic for debate and the methods and messaging employed are ripe … Continue reading Alicia Keys Calls Gangsta Rap a Ploy?