Tag Archives: rap

  • ‘Beastie Boys Book’ Coming in October

    ‘Beastie Boys Book’ Coming in October

    A long in the works book centered on universally adored band the Beastie Boys finally has a release date, and even better, Beastie Boys Book is now available for pre-order. As you might expect given the subject matter, it’s not a typical rock memoir or autobiography: “With a style as distinctive and eclectic as a Beastie Boys […]

  • ‘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 […]

  • Soft Ass Rappers: Pillows for Rap Fans

    Soft Ass Rappers: Pillows for Rap Fans

    You love rappers, but do you go to sleep with one every night? Putting aside the obvious innuendo there, designer Caleb Thomas has come up with a new line of pillows bearing the images of some of the biggest names in rap. The collection is called, obviously, Soft Ass Rappers. Kanye West, Drake, A$AP Rocky, […]

  • JAY-Z: Rapper Has Adjusted His Name Format Again

    JAY-Z: Rapper Has Adjusted His Name Format Again

    Here’s a story for the “I’m not sure if this is notable or not” file. Rapper/business JAY-Z has apparently expressed his wish for his moniker to be formatted in all caps and with a returning hyphen, after a few years spent as the more minimalist Jay Z. The last name change came around the time […]

  • ‘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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Fortune Cookie Flows Have Rap Lyrics Inside

    Fortune Cookie Flows Have Rap Lyrics Inside

    Fortune cookies are great, but how useful are the little missives found inside? Not as useful as a really good rap lyric, you say? Well then Fortune Cookie Flows have you covered, replacing the usual faux Confucian jive with iconic lyrics from across the history of hip hop. The only rapper known to be represented […]

  • ‘Watch the Stove': The Hamburger Helper Glove Releases Mixtape (Audio)

    ‘Watch the Stove': The Hamburger Helper Glove Releases Mixtape (Audio)

    The Hamburger Helper Glove has survived decades of being one of the least-loved advertising mascots in the world, but its hour of redemption finally arrived on April 1st, when the somehow-not-an-April-Fool’s-Day-joke mixtape Watch the Stove was released to the delight of everyone who listened to it. That’s not a joke.  The Hamburger Helper mixtape is […]