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Robert Palmer

The 8 Weirdest Videos MTV Played on Its First Day

This month marks 35 years since the launch of one of the most influential networks in television history: MTV. It was the rocket launch that signified the beginning of a major paradigm shift, a new medium for music consumption that would change music itself, all presented by on-air talent who......
Throw some Y'all So Stupid on at your next BBQ and let the party begin.; Credit: Rowdy Records

The 5 Best Summer Rap Albums You've Probably Never Heard

We’re now knee-deep in July, submerged in a hot summer full of BBQ, beach blankets and beats. But over Fourth of July weekend, did you already run all of your favorite hip-hop summer jams into the ground? Fear not — here are some end-to-end-(sun)burners to keep the breezes cool in......
Too $hort; Credit: Photo by Maxwell Benson

Too $hort Is Still Raw and Still Gettin' It After 30 Years

This is a big year for rap legend Too $hort. Performing this weekend at Power 106's Powerhouse with Chance the Rapper, YG, Big Sean, Joey Bada$$, E-40 and DJ Mustard, the rapper known for wonderfully vulgar storytelling raps like “Freaky Tales” as well as poignant social commentary on tracks like......
Ras Kass dropped his debut in '96.; Credit: Priority Records

5 Classic West Coast Hip-Hop Albums Turning 20 in 2016

We’re about two months into 2016, and just about the only thing more unsettling than 2006 being a decade ago is 1996 being a full 20 years ago. That’s right, folks, time is a merciless conveyor belt. For all the 20th anniversary posts that 1994 and 1995 received, things have......
Snoop Dogg and Amitis; Credit: Illumination PR

Why Is Snoop Dogg's Video With This Iranian Pop Star So Controversial?

Over two decades into a post-Doggy Dogg World, we really shouldn’t be surprised much by what endeavors Snoop Dogg gets into. From claiming he’s the reincarnation of Bob Marley to selling Swedish socks, Snoop’s life is rivaling the quirkiness of a late-season Simpsons episode in the best of ways. Recently,......