Barney Rubble

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    The History of Rap's Oldest Cliche

    We've all seen it. Whether in real life or observing a work of fiction, a character is positioned to unexplainably 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."

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Five 2013 Anniversaries You Forgot

    If nothing else, 2013 was a landmark year in commemorating other landmark years. Nostalgia's been booming business for a bit now, and taking the time looking back at these milestones has allowed the internet to succeed where the ever-depleting resources for music education have failed. However, we t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    How to Make Sense of Brad Paisley and LL Cool J's "Accidental Racist"

    You might think progressive-minded social-critic types would cheer a development as unlikely as America's top male country star releasing a song that pleas for racial understanding, acknowledges the failings of our nation's founders, and features a black man rapping "Just because my pants are saggin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    The 20 Worst Songs of 2010, #6: Salem, "Trap Door"

    F2K10 is a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Track our progress here. The face of rap in 2010. Photo via MySpace.​Here are five compelling reasons why Salem is the worst new band of the year:

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    April 25, 2006
  • Music

    February 15, 2005