20 hours ago | Hip-Hop
This August, 10 years after the first Documentary — an album whose success he hasn’t let us forget on any of his recordings since — Compton rapper The Game releases The Documentary 2. It's by no means rap's first album sequel. Whether MCs hav...
5 days ago | Books
Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling novelist John Sandford has delighted readers for years with his Prey series, which follow the adventures of fictional Minnesota detective Lucas Davenport as he plays by his own rules to solve tough cases. The ch...
5 days ago | Education
Hip-hop as an educational tool goes back to the some of the genre’s most important moments in its first decade. From Public Enemy’s Chuck D and Boogie Down Production’s KRS-ONE bringing political awareness to their lyrics, to Furious Five’s Melle ...
11 days ago | Battle Rap
This Saturday, June 27, is rap battle league King of the Dot’s Back 2 Basics 2 event, live on Internet pay-per-view, emanating from Los Angeles’ House of Gods. With a killer main event in Daylyt vs. Danja Zone, a handful of exciting new battlers m...
14 days ago | Film and TV
At long last, one of the holy grails of music documentaries is finally making its long-awaited DVD and Blu-Ray debut. Penelope Spheeris’ The Decline of Western Civilization is an outrageously important piece of music history on film. The trilogy d...
22 days ago | Stuff Music Critics Like
Finnish composer Jean Sibelius once famously quipped, “A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic.” While that may be true, a beloved critical voice is about to get his artistic due on stage. How to Be a Rock Critic, a one-man show about...