Tag Archives: rappers

  • ‘Bible of Love’: Snoop Dogg’s Gospel Album Now Streaming (Audio)

    ‘Bible of Love’: Snoop Dogg’s Gospel Album Now Streaming (Audio)

    Snoop Dogg is known mostly for hanging out with Martha Stewart and smoking weed these days, but once upon a time it would have seemed inconceivable that he would do something as audaciously incongruous as release a gospel record. But even though those days are over, it still feel a little bit odd that Snoop Dogg […]

  • ‘Rapture’: A Hip Hop Documentary Coming to Netflix (Trailer)

    ‘Rapture’: A Hip Hop Documentary Coming to Netflix (Trailer)

    Rappers Nas, Dave East, T.I., Rapsody, Logic, G-Eazy, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, 2Chainz, and Just Blaze are the subjects of a new hip hop documentary coming out later this year on Netflix. It’s called Rapture, and yesterday Netflix released an announcement trailer for the series, reportedly described by one of the show’s directors Sacha Jenkins like this: “Way back, when hip-hop culture was […]

  • ‘Back to the Lab: Hip Hop Home Studios’ by Raph Rashid

    ‘Back to the Lab: Hip Hop Home Studios’ by Raph Rashid

    Hip hop is truly the music of the people, and for proof you just have to look at where it often comes from – home studios located in bedrooms, basements, sometimes even kitchens inside creators’ homes. It’s these music temples that are the subject of photographer Raph Rashid’s new book Back to the Lab: Hip […]

  • ‘Snapped: Notorious Tupac Shakur’ Documentary Trailer (Video)

    ‘Snapped: Notorious Tupac Shakur’ Documentary Trailer (Video)

    First Biggie gets an A&E documentary, then Tupac follows close behind with a documentary of his own on Oxygen – I’d suggest this as an either less or more likely pairing of documentary subject and cable channel, but I honestly don’t know how Oxygen’s programming slate compares to A&E – and this documentary is specifically […]

  • DOOM x Stance Collection Inspired by Rapper/Supervillain’s Famous Mask

    DOOM x Stance Collection Inspired by Rapper/Supervillain’s Famous Mask

    Rapper and evil genius MF Doom is joining up with Stance for a new collection of not just socks but a few embroidered patches as well. The DOOM x Stance collection features designs from Stance’s resident artist Blake “KEO” Lethem’s original artwork inspired by DOOM’s iconic metal mask. The DOOM x Stance collection includes two […]

  • 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 […]

  • Tupac’s 1996 AM General Hummer Being Auctioned

    Tupac’s 1996 AM General Hummer Being Auctioned

    One of the last vehicles Tupac ever purchased before his untimely death is now going up for auction courtesy of RR Auctions. It’s Tupac’s 1996 AM General Hummer, festooned with upgrades and with only a little over 10,000 miles on the odometer. Tupac’s 1996 AM General Hummer boasts upgraded driving lights, external public address system, […]

  • Amar Stewart Paints Rappers as 17th Century Portraits (Pics)

    Amar Stewart Paints Rappers as 17th Century Portraits (Pics)

      The great painters of the 17th century might have had their good points, but they never had Jay Z or Tupac sitting in front of them as subjects. Artist Amar Stewart has rectified that historical wrong with a new series of paintings featuring famous rappers as they might have been painted back in the […]