[Editor's Note: Fuck Guilty Pleasures celebrates the over-produced, commercial, artless, lowbrow music that we believe is genuinely worthwhile. Like, among the best music ever.]
The number one song in the country, as you probably know, is a Seattle-based white independent hip-hop artist's ode to sh ... More >>
On December 31, BET showed their Top 100 videos of the year. It was a block of television that ended at 10 p.m. and began, if I'm remembering accurately, around 48 BC.
I'd planned on watching all of it, absorbing the videos and then using that information to reach some grand, great point about rap ... More >>
I'm writing a book called Bun B's Jumbo Coloring And Rap Activity Book. It's not finished yet, though, so right now it's just a tumblr. It has that name for three reasons. First, because I'm making it with the rapper Bun B -- you know, from UGK, one of the most important figures in the history of a ... More >>
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Below are some illustrations of rappers. (The top is an example.) They also contain hints to help you guess who they are.
There are 15 total. If you miss more than three, you lose and everyone ... More >>
*"Niggas in Paris": Jay-Z and Kanye Will Perform It 13 Times When They're Here. Seriously.
*There's a 5-Year-Old Girl Who Looks Like Adele on My Sons' YMCA Basketball Team. I Hate Her
The conversation eventually became about music, and maybe that was the intended point anyway, but it sta ... More >>
Scarface plays the Key Club tomorrow night. This is big news, considering most folks didn't even know that the greatest of all southern rappers was out of the pen. In October 2010 he began a term at Montgomery County Jail in Alabama over numerous unresolved child support cases. (There is also ... More >>
Oldemar Alfaro[L-R] Talib Kweli and Bun B at the 'Trill OG' listening eventIt's 9:27 AM in Houston when rapper Bun B picks up fellow emcee Dizzee Rascal from the airport. In Bun's car they cruise the streets, pull up to a house, and once inside, slide a stack of bills across a table. In excha ... More >>
Yes, I'm aware that this is a month late. I never said punctuality was my strong suit. (That would be rambling, stoned gibberish. ) Look for the best 10 non-rap albums sometime next week.
10 (tie). Nico the Beast-No Beast So Fierce
Genre purists and anyone weaned on that mid-90s school of sav ... More >>
Last year when Sasha-Frere Jones wrote his now-infamous piece on the whiteness of indie rock, he repeatedly included the phrase "miscenegation" to describe the cross-pollination of sound between black and white music. The diction seemed deliberate, a molotov cocktail designed to rile up the chatte ... More >>
Pete Rock needs no introduction. His new album NY's Finest drops on Tuesday. While it might not be a classic on the level of a Soul Survivors or Mecca & The Soul Brother, it's a strong record with occasionally great moments. But buyer beware: Jim Jones yells "floooosssssiiiin'" no less than fo ... More >>
Rapper Pimp C, one of hip-hop's most influential figures, died accidentally due to a combination of cough medicine and his prior history of sleep apnea, according to new findings by the Los Angeles County Coroner.
“Due to his sleep apnea along with his prescribed medication it resulted in him pa ... More >>
According to this TMZ report, Pimp C was found dead in his bed in a Sunset Strip hotel room this morning.
The rapper, born Chad Butler, had just performed with Too Short at the LA House of Blues last Saturday.
Houston's music blog, Houstoned Rocks is following the story. Click here to check out t ... More >>