[Editor's Note: In his new column, award-winning goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times. Better put on your shoes because your socks are about to be blown off.] On Monday night I watched the movie about TLC, the most important all-girl rap group of all-time. It came on VH1. I was exc ... More >>
Release show Saturday at the Entry
See also: Our complete Coachella coverage Saturday at Coachella meant tributes, tributes, tributes. From Levon Helms to Biggie, everyone got a shout-out. In between all that, some nasty partying and a little recreational drug use. Read our highly-trained writers as they tell you the the best things ... More >>
If you haven't heard by now, the Twin Cities Hip-Hop Awards recently celebrated its sixth year. What started out as a simple MySpace poll back in 2007 had turned into a semi-respectable affair -- often selling out venues filled with local heads connecting and having a good time -- but times hav ... More >>
Who will heal The-Dream's funny-bone? Who will tickle his love handles and send him into fits of uncontrollable laughter?
Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Riccardo Tesci's art for their freshly announced single "H.A.M." seems a love-it-or-hate-it type situation. Rotts, nautical stars (remember high school, when the seniors started to get tattoos?), scopa crowns, and platinum does not a consensus make, apparently. All up in that ... More >>
In anticipation of Girl Talk's show tonight at First Avenue, Gimme Noise cooks up its own amusing mash-up titles.
The songs we can't escape
Amy Winehouse, Mika, porn trailers of the '70s and '80s, and more
How could a local band help save New Orleans? You don't know Jack.
City Pages writers look back on 25 years of arts criticism, and the sentences that still make us cringe
In the new blaxploitation, agitprop gets smoked by infinite jest
Aspiring Hip-Hop Mogul Top Tone Taps Into the Deepest Wells of American Optimism--But Keeps Coming Up Dry
Croquet fields and castles, Dune buggies and shark tanks: MTV's Cribs visits the estates of the new rich and famous
White rapper Everlast gets in touch with the raw roots of black blues
Admired by rappers and ravers alike, DJ Boogie brings X-rated "ghetto house" to Minnesota
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
Hip hop's next generation searches for a new label
Master P's No Limit label proves that nothing succeeds like excess
Original Gangstas, Backstreet Boys, and grizzled grunge
Is the white minstrelsy of the Insane Clown Posse more than skin-deep?
Staffed by DJs and rockers, indie record stores are selling a scene
Little big man: Jakob Dylan's cover of "Heroes" is the most abject mis-reading of a song this decade
Ghetto Thang: Coolbone leads a new school of musicians rediscovering the lost sound of the "other" New Orleans.