Tag Archives: hip hop

  • ‘Rap ABC: The Rap Alphabet’ – Child’s First Guide to Rap

    ‘Rap ABC: The Rap Alphabet’ – Child’s First Guide to Rap

    No one wants to have a child who doesn’t know Run DMC from The Pharcyde. Now, there’s an upcoming children’s book that seeks to educate the upcoming generations on the legends of rap. It’s called Rap ABC: The Rap Alphabet, and I’m pretty sure there are some full-grown adults who could benefit from its wisdom […]

  • Jay Z Has Pulled Most of His Albums Off Spotify and Apple Music

    Jay Z Has Pulled Most of His Albums Off Spotify and Apple Music

    For a while at least, it appeared that Jay Z was not interested in playing hardball with the streaming services that stand in opposition to his own service Tidal. But fans have recently noticed that much of the artist’s work is nowhere to be found on both Spotify and Apple Music. As I write this, […]

  • Lil Yachty’s Crunchy Curls: Rapper Breaks Into the Snack Game

    Lil Yachty’s Crunchy Curls: Rapper Breaks Into the Snack Game

    Rap is so culturally dominant that there are any number of ways you can parlay success in that field—Kanye decided to become a fashion designer, for instance. But Lil Yachty is interested in something a little more democratic: Snack food, with the unveiling of Lil Yachty’s Crunchy Curls, the newest addition to the Rap Snacks […]

  • ‘Motor City': New J Dilla Compilation Announced (Audio)

    ‘Motor City': New J Dilla Compilation Announced (Audio)

    A newly announced compilation album of the work of famed, departed hip hop producer J Dilla has been announced by Dilla’s mother Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey. Motor City will contain previously unreleased instrumentals by the artist, along with other special features. Those special features include a handwritten message from Ma Dukes to Dilla, and a […]

  • The Hundreds x MF Doom: Collaborative Collection Teased

    The Hundreds x MF Doom: Collaborative Collection Teased

    MF Doom has been deep within his Latverian castle for a few years now, only surfacing for the occasional guest spot or cryptic social media post as he continues to plot world domination. But his latest plot appears to be a collaborative effort, as indicated by recent teasers for a future The Hundreds x MF […]

  • The Magic iPod: Create Your Own Early 2000s Mashups

    The Magic iPod: Create Your Own Early 2000s Mashups

    Everyone knows that the early 2000s was a golden age for popular music. A new website lets you mash up the hits from that glorious era just like Girl Talk does, but without any of the technical expertise those mashups usually require. It’s called The Magic iPod. Also like Girl Talk, The Magic iPod specializes […]

  • ‘Run the Jewels 3′ Gets Surprise Christmas Release

    ‘Run the Jewels 3′ Gets Surprise Christmas Release

    Before yesterday, Run the Jewels fans thought that they would have to struggle through the rest of the worst year in history to hear the followup to Run the Jewels 2. But then, a genuine Christmas miracle happened in the form of a surprise release of Run the Jewels 3 a few weeks in advance […]

  • ‘No Sleep: NYC Nightlife Flyers 1988-1999′

    ‘No Sleep: NYC Nightlife Flyers 1988-1999′

    The years 1988 and 1999 are punctuation marks between what many consider to be a golden era of the club scene in New York City. For those of us who were either too young or too suburban to experience that age for ourselves, there’s now No Sleep: NYC Nightlife Flyers 1988-1999, a book that captures […]

  • Marvel Hip Hop Variant Covers Unveiled

    Marvel Hip Hop Variant Covers Unveiled

    Good news, everybody: The state of the union between Marvel comics and hip hop is strong. I know that because the latest collection of Marvel hip hop variant covers have been released by Marvel. Like the last batch, they reinterpret classic hip hop album covers with superheroes in lieu of rappers. The superheroes in question […]