Posts Tagged ‘Op-Ed’

Wu-Tang Clan & The Million Dollar Album


Ever since mixtapes became a prominent fixture in hip-hop in the late-90s, artists and labels have tried various methods to make the release of albums feel more momentous. There have been special editions with extra songs, collector editions and even multiple covers like with Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Nothing however comes close to how the Wu-Tang Clan is planning to distribute their forthcoming album, The Wu – Once Upon A Time In Shaolin (not to be mistaken for the Clan’s forthcoming A Better Tomorrow). (more…)

Can Endorsement Deals Survive In Hip-Hop?


How Does Rick Ross Stay On Top?

Rick Ross

Hip-Hop is a genre that is known for being real.  Rick Ross is a rapper known for fabricating his image, yet he still manages to remain one of the hottest rappers in the game.  (more…)

Conspiracy Theory Rap or Real Rap?


The world is at a place it’s never been, where anything from the government to the secret lives of celebrities are being exposed. Conspiracy theories are everywhere, even rap! (more…)

Dipset Forever?


Yesterday was the 10th Anniversary of Dipset’s Diplomatic Immunity, and I have to admit it had me feeling a little emotional, and nostalgic.  Cam’ron’s Harlem group started an era and sound that could never be done again.  (more…)

Kanye West: Rants From An Obnoxious Genius

Kanye West Mask

Kanye West is ranting again and most would ask: “what’s new?” (more…)

Is Lil Wayne Running Out Of Things To Say?


Lil Wayne has been the center of controversy over the past few weeks due to his on stage Miami Heat rant, and insensitive Emmett Till bar; which has according to The Huffington Post pissed off the likes of Stevie Wonder and Uncle Luke. This left me stunned and wondering: is using the shock factor approach rather than lyrical content? (more…)

Frank Ocean And How He Changed Hip-Hop Forever


Tyler, The Creator: F*CK HIP-HOP

Birdie Tyler

Tyler, The Creator of OFWGKTA fame is no stranger to controversy and Friday morning he was stirring up some more. (more…)

Milking the Publicity Cow, Is It Worth It?


“We Wrote That In The Crib High On Drugs…Probably Weed, Probably Some Dust”

Timbaland Needs To Get Off This Plane

#SitDown Suge Knight Caught Brawling In Casino…Again!


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