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By Jeff Rosenthal The other day, Kendrick Lamar took his guest verse on Big Sean’s “Control” as an opportunity to casually invite all his friends to fight to the death: “I’m usually homeboys with the same n***as I’m rhymin’ with / … Continue reading
By Ray Rahman Yes, Kanye West has gone rogue again. Did you expect anything less? Five years ago, the Chicago native — known at the time for top-shelf but ultimately traditional hip-hop — confounded scores of fans and critics with … Continue reading
By Jon Caramanica From Shangri-la Studio here you can see the Pacific Ocean just over the fence lapping calmly at Zuma Beach. And this compound is just as Zen, with recording equipment set up in various locations, including an old bus … Continue reading
As opposed to my Rhythm & Blues post, the best rap/hip-hop albums of 2012 was a much easier list for me to compile. Did you know that in 2012 according to Nielson and Soundscan digital album sales of rap music was up … Continue reading
One of the hardest beats of the summer. The live performance at the BET Awards was lackluster, but that’s a minor blip.
The Soul Brother is making my return after an extended absence, I really didn’t catch much of the first hour of the show. True Blood was absorbing most of my attention. Eric & Pam…OMG! Alas, I digress. The 2012 BET … Continue reading
This is another conceptual video. At first, I didn’t get it but, over time it has grown on me. The remix of this song is off the chain!
This song is INFECTIOUS! Hype Williams’ videos never disappoint either. Another hit from ‘ye!