We've all seen it. Whether in real life or observing a work of fiction, a character is positioned to inexplicably begin rapping. A beat will kick in and/or a mic will be thrust in their hand and, for some reason, eight of their first nine words are "My name is...and I'm here to say." See also:Fi ... More >>
Rap music is an omnipresent sound in the country's earbuds today because acts like Public Enemy refused to fold. With two albums released this year, Most of My Heroes Still Don't Appear on No Stamp and The Evil Empire of Everything, this has been a vital time for the 25-year-old group and its mercil ... More >>
The young rap crew Y.N. Rich Kids emerged over the weekend to perform at the Ideawerks Concert & Fundraiser Event in Powderhorn Park on Saturday. And you can bet that their summer hip-hop anthem "Hot Cheetos & Takis" closed the place down. "We can do pictures, no interviews, okay?" said grou ... More >>
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Sylvia Robinson, singer, producer, and founder of hip-hop label Sugar Hill Records, passed away this morning of congestive heart failure at Meadowlands Hospital in Secaucus, New Jersey. She was 75.
Three members were close friends of the fallen rapper
In anticipation of Daryl Hall and John Oates' performance at the State Theatre tomorrow night, we tried to come up with a way to honor them.As it turns out, that's pretty easy! Here are eight things you may have missed or been completely unaware of regarding the cool factor of Hall & Oates. T ... More >>
Local music blog desperately scrambles for picture of Iggy Pop, Anni-Frid Lyngstad in same shot.
The Thomas Edison of rock and roll died last night of pneumonia complications.
The hip-hop diploma program fleshes out its staff.
Blitzen Trapper FAIL, Element closes, Atmosphere announce tour & news on next week's new releases
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs say no no no to their past
Classic Motown, Atlantic, and Curtis Mayfield tunes get remixed and recast
DJ Grandmaster Flash has been tapped to host a new weekly mix show for Sirius Satellite Radio. "I?m using the same template for this new show that I used in 1971, before hip-hop started ? a combination of pop, rock, jazz, blues and R&B," says Flash. "I?ll be talking about the use of samples, what c ... More >>
The untold story of local hip hop: 1981 to 1996
Jimmy Jam was a DJ. Morris Day was a drummer. Prince was a kid with a huge afro. Before they changed popular music, Mom told them to turn that racket down.
Good taste and sobriety go down fighting at the music party of the year
Giants of hip-hop street dancing come together...in a museum
From panel discussions to boobs aflame, feminism and punk rock form a holy union at Chicago's Ladyfest
Rising rap star Slug is a master at putting words in order. Now why won't his life fall into place?
An obscure conservative organization peddles Republican-sanctioned hip hop to the masses
A bio-doc looks at the punks who changed the complexion of white rock
Ego trippin' with the hardest-working hip-hop DJ in town
Open playlists. Mixed audiences. Women's mud wrestling. Ample coke. What ever happened to the Minneapolis club scene?
Connie Francis meets Nurse with Wound on the unruly turntables of DJ Ts
Business is Chilling: LL Cool J and EPMD.
No Way Out: Is bean-counter-turned-chart-topper Sean "Puffy" Combs tragically fated to success?