Why the Sneak Diss? Why use the sneak diss? Rap is a contact sport. It’s often in your face, up close and personal; much to the chagrin of its critics and the adulation of its fans. In fact, one of the ways that rap music … Continue reading The Art of the “Sneak Diss”
Who is the mystery impresario who allegedly called off Drake’s blistering diss that would have supposedly ruined Pusha-T’s career? Originally, a used car salesman in the Fifth Ward of Houston, Texas. James Prince (born James A. Smith), or J.Prince is the founder of Rap-A-Lot records … Continue reading Who is J.Prince?
Chase Fade West Coast rap has always been little brother to New York’s lyrical intellectual rap scene. Seen as not too self-serious, the West Coast would often highlight the culture’s party and fun side. [su_button url=”https://open.spotify.com/show/2hgDN6hYE5clNiQIKYJ8VH” target=”blank” color=”#08204c” size=”6″ center=”yes” icon=”icon: play” icon_color=”#c12caa” text_shadow=”0px 0px … Continue reading How the West Coast Gave Rap Its Swag
Rappers are colorful characters. Their zany personalities and eccentric habits lend themselves naturally to being animated. So it should come as no surprise that rappers have developed an affinity for anime. As the North American market gets bigger, rappers continue to express their love of … Continue reading How Anime Made Its Way Into Hip Hop
Why create a family tree of flows? Well, music has often been regional. Think Detroit, the motor city developing into the R&B sounds of Mo-Town, or the hyper-localized hyphy sound of the Bay area. But since the inception of the internet sounds have spread from … Continue reading The Family Tree of Flows
If you’ve never heard his name, you’ve probably at least heard his voice before. George Clinton is a music legend and the creative force behind Parliament-Funkadelic. For the uninitiated, Parliament-Funkadelic drew inspiration from psychedelic culture, science fiction, and surrealist humour to address socio-political issues. The … Continue reading The Cultural Impact of George Clinton on Rap Music
Sponsored Content Diced Pineapples Never has a song about having sex sounded so luxurious. The concept came to Rick Ross after he had a health scare and started eating more fruit every day. Here he mentions, the French Riviera located in Nice, France. French Riviera, … Continue reading 7 Ways Rick Ross Teaches You to Be a Global Citizen
Halloween and music make a deadly combination. Here are a few of our favorite soundtracks for Hallow’s Eve. Dare Iz A Darkside – Redman (1994) This album is like an LSD-trip. You can experience both heaven and hell. A heady venture into Redman’s creative process … Continue reading Prepared To Be Scared: 10 Albums Perfect for Halloween
In hip hop these days there is an urban legend of a “culture vulture,” often hurled as a pejorative towards white rappers. This Rumplestiltskin figure weaves straw into gold by essentially selling out black culture for vast amounts of wealth.But is that reality? I mean … Continue reading The Scourge of the White Rapper
Here is the long anticipated album that will surely be quoted all summer long. The album is two sides. Listen to the Apple Music stream while waiting for the Spotify link.