When Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa released the song "Black and Yellow" two years ago, he and his team figured at most, it would be a regional hit. Instead, it ricocheted the artist to mainstream pop stardom.
Ever since, he's been walking a tightrope. Khalifa toured relentlessly for a couple years ... More >>
Monday, July 30
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The South rises again in the form of Big K.R.I.T. ("king remember in time"), a marvelously dexterous rapper-producer from Mississippi who insists that it's "Cool 2 Be Southern" on his debut full-length CD, Live From the Underground. He has produced key tr ... More >>
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Hip-hop remains one of the last bastions of bald-faced homophobia. Rappers follow any remotely gay-sounding comment with "no homo," and histo ... More >>
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Top 20 Greatest L.A. Rap Albums Of All Time: The Complete List
Over the last few years, hip-hop artists who grew up in the hood but wanted to go beyond clichéd gangsterisms have been on the rise; Kendrick Lamar, Curren$y, A$AP Rocky, Big K.R.I.T. Hailing from L.A.'s Leimert Park neig ... More >>
Underground Los Angeles rapper Co$$ has built up quite a bit of momentum, collaborating with folks like Blu and Freddie Gibbs. Ahead of his second full-length album with producer Numonics, Genesis, out on May 22nd, we spoke with Co$$ about the origins of his name, his weed habit, and other subjects. ... More >>
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Love was in the San Bernardino air Saturday. Well, that, ... More >>
In Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist, a young shepherd, Santiago, attends seminary but longs to travel. He embarks on a quest to find a hidden treasure and ends up meeting an alchemist, who teaches him that the treasure really is the journey itself.
Fashawn once lived in a trailer behind a church and w ... More >>
I grew up near Memphis, but didn't tour Graceland until I was of drinking age. I'm not saying the 50,000 Elvis fans who make the pilgrimage every summer for the anniversary of his death are wrong, but I'm not alone in my lack of curiosity about the place. My parents have spent most of their l ... More >>
On his blog Stuff White People Like, author Christian Lander did not include musicians with dollar signs in their names. Why? Because white people hate them!
Take Ke$ha. Now, there's a lot to dislike about the rather-coarse poplet, who seems to be encouraging seven-year-old girls to drink a handl ... More >>
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Better than ... hanging with Curren$y at his crib. Oh, wait.
The average person would use a broken ankle as a reason to relax and take a little time off, especially if said person had succeeded Dev ... More >>
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In the tarnished annals of rubbish musician names, rappers have ... More >>
Last week we brought you the 60 worst Lil Wayne lines on Tha Carter IV. Those lyrics are bad mainly because Wayne has stopped exerting effort; he clearly used the first thing that came into his head, even if said thing was, "Nothing standing in my way/ Like nothing's my security."
But give ... More >>
Spaceghostpurrp and SpeakWhile you were running back Jay Z and Kanye's impossibly out-of-touch single "Otis" last weekend, Spaceghostpurrp and Speak were recording in Miami's Poe Boy studios.
While you were recalling Jigga and 'Ye's humble roots, two of today's realest rising rappers were t ... More >>
Marguerite de BourgoingWiz Khalifa's super high Diddy's not from Wiz Khalifa's home base, Pittsburgh, but he knew what referencing the rapper's runaway hit single "Black and Yellow" would do. Clutching gold-accented black Nikes, he captioned his Twitpic, "Gettin' my get fresh on for my brothe ... More >>