Since the birth of hip-hop, male rappers have been bringing their unique viewpoint to the art of rhyme. Today, we're shining some long overdue light on their important contributions to rap. We're proud to present our list of the 10 finest male rappers, from the smoking-hot hardbodies to the true lyr ... More >>
As you know, this week's column is a wacky and poignant joyride through a Parsippany autograph convention where I hobnobbed with all sorts of bright lights, gamely pushing and shoving my way through the throngs to show my icons some sensitivity and love.
A few weeks ago, my colleague Chris Molanphy broke down how "Super Bass," the late-breaking crossover smash from Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday, presented a rare example of a hit album taking months to yield a top 10 single after moving major units out of the gate. But at the time, I was patiently ... More >>
Is grinding allowed during "Darling Nikki" at Prospect Park?
Get your avant-garde fix with plenty of experimental cinema this season
Hustle and dough: 50 Cent fine in debut, but G persona precludes emotional honesty
Trick daddy: Pimp-hop flick's troubled sensibility sabotages an exquisite lead performance
Mr. Smith violates an immutable celebrity-universe law
Finally a chance to catch up on all those new bands. Well, maybe not bands exactly . . .
Can Marshall come out and play? On his new album, Em just wants to be unremarkable.
The Critics Speak
Upstanding Suburban Citizen Eminem Sets the Fatherhood Standard
As Battles Turn Complicated, Murder Remains Bigger Than Hip-Hop
Why We Voted for Slim Shady
Hip-hop Movies Mythologize the Age of Innocence
Class Trumps Race in Eminem's '8 Mile'
'8 Mile' Lines and On-the-Job Bondage in Toronto