Tag Archives: hip hop

  • BAIT Wu-Tang Transformers for San Diego Comic-Con

    BAIT Wu-Tang Transformers for San Diego Comic-Con

    Even casual fans of the Wu-Tang Clan know that they prefer Voltron to the Autobots and Decepticons, but that hasn’t stopped BAIT from bringing them together with the latter in a new line of BAIT Wu-Tang Transformers for this year’s upcoming San Diego Comic-Con. The BAIT Wu-Tang Transformers feature four Transformers with the Wu-Tang logo in […]

  • ‘G Funk’ Documentary Coming Soon to YouTube (Trailer)

    ‘G Funk’ Documentary Coming Soon to YouTube (Trailer)

    You cannot tell the story of hip hop without telling the stories of artists like Warren G, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and the rest of the founding fathers of the musical school that came to be known as G Funk. And now, a documentary produced by Warren G on that very subject will make its way […]

  • ‘Everything Is Love’ by The Carters is Now Streaming on All Platforms

    ‘Everything Is Love’ by The Carters is Now Streaming on All Platforms

    I know a lot of people out there are annoyed by the concept of Tidal exclusives, but personally they only bother me when they remain Tidal exclusives, indefinitely (see: the last Prince album). The Carters, aka Beyoncé and Jay Z, have opted for a different approach, launching their first joint album Everything Is Love on Tidal but today making it […]

  • ‘Kids See Ghosts’ by Kid Cudi and Kanye West Out Now

    ‘Kids See Ghosts’ by Kid Cudi and Kanye West Out Now

    There’s a lot of baggage associated with being a Kanye fan in 2018, but there may still be something to be said for putting baggage aside and trying to appreciate music, art, and entertainment for what it is: A brief respite from a relentlessly tortuous and cruel world (too much?). And so, it’s my sincere […]

  • ‘ye': New Kanye Album Out Now (Audio)

    ‘ye': New Kanye Album Out Now (Audio)

    It seems like every artist at the top level releases albums by surprise these days, and now Kanye West is (kind of) getting in on the trend with the sort-of-surprise, sort-of-not release of his latest studio album, a lean and mean minimalist affair simply titled ye.  ye was famously recorded in the wilds of Wyoming, and was […]

  • “This Is America”: New Song and Video from Childish Gambino

    “This Is America”: New Song and Video from Childish Gambino

    Donald Glover, otherwise known as Childish Gambino, is experiencing yet another peak in his career. He hosted Saturday Night Live over the weekend, and he dropped a new music video for a new track called “This Is America.” As you’re probably inclined to guess given the title, the video is a bit disturbing. On the off chance […]

  • ‘uh huh honey': Kanye West’s Tweets, in Illustrated Book Form

    ‘uh huh honey': Kanye West’s Tweets, in Illustrated Book Form

    As you’ve undoubtedly heard, Kanye West is back on Twitter. Most of the attention he’s getting is based on his puzzling embrace of various niche right-wing cultural figures (a group that extends all the way up to President Donald Trump), but tucked away among the Scott Adams videos was a tweet about writing a book. Red […]

  • ‘Illmatic: Live from the Kennedy Center’ Released (Audio)

    ‘Illmatic: Live from the Kennedy Center’ Released (Audio)

    Four years ago, rapper Nas performed his classic record Illmatic at the Kennedy Center in New York to celebrate the album’s 20th anniversary. It’s taken a while, but now Illmatic: Live from the Kennedy Center is getting a special edition vinyl release, as well as a free SoundCloud stream from Mass Appeal Records. Illmatic: Live from the Kennedy Center dropped […]

  • ‘Yo! MTV Raps’ is Coming Back in June

    ‘Yo! MTV Raps’ is Coming Back in June

    2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the classic MTV series Yo! MTV Raps. Since MTV is still around, and rapping is still around, and shouting “yo!” is (nominally) still around, you’d have to be completely nuts to think a revival of the show isn’t on the way. And so it is, and here’s a partial guest list: […]

  • ‘We Beefin?': A Mixtape from Wendy’s (Audio)

    ‘We Beefin?': A Mixtape from Wendy’s (Audio)

    You might be unaware of this, but fast food burger chain Wendy’s has cultivated a certain social media persona based largely on insulting its competitors and even sometimes its own customers. That’s the important but probably not vital context for We Beefin?, a very real hip hop mixtape put out by the restaurant. Wendy’s is not […]