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    January 15, 2014

    The Village Voice's Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll: Top 10 Singles By Year, 1979-2013

    Singles were added to the Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics' poll for the music of 1979 issue. Before that, only albums were ranked in the poll, which began in 1971, then stopped for three years before returning for good in early 1975 to recap the music of 1974. Here's a rundown of the top ten singl ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    The Least Likely Music Headlines of 2013

    For the last six months, the Sound of the City Supercomputer (a 1998 Compaq Presario) has been analyzing the structure and content of every pop news headline in the world in order to create a highly detailed predictive model of the music industry. While this project has important practical uses, suc ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012

    Q&A: Hot Sugar On Associative Music, Working With The Roots, And Sampling A Rat Who Played Keyboard

    "There are two pigeons right there, so if I threw some bread and scared them off, I could turn that flutter sound into a Mannie Fresh snare roll." With that, Hot Sugar claps his hands and, as if on command, the two pigeons stop their strut through Tompkins Square Park to flap and flutter off. For a ... More >>

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    May 21, 2012

    Live: The Great GoogaMooga Tries To Break New York's Festival Curse

    The Great GoogaMooga Prospect Park Sunday, May 20 Better than: Eating anything in my fridge. Vineland. Field Day. All Points West. New York is littered with the acrid corpses of past festivals, a perpetual tease giving hope to the most jaded music fan that maybe this year, someone will get it righ ... More >>

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    May 21, 2012

    GoogaMooga: The Recap

    There is no denying that Saturday's GoogaMooga was a mess. Lines poured into one another and waits topped over an hour. Beer cards were sold and then couldn't be redeemed. Food and drink ran out. All in all, it was not a good scene. But did you really expect anything different? This was a first run ... More >>

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    May 17, 2012

    A Brief Overview Of The Seven (!) Music Festivals Happening In The New York Area This Weekend

    Summer might not semi-officially start until next weekend, but our fair city is getting a head start on jamming the schedule with as much music as possible. This weekend there are at least seven multi-musician extravaganzas happening in New York and New Jersey. Which one is most right for you? Our h ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    Nine Culinary Ventures By Hip-Hop Artists

    Today, excitable Long Island-raised rap firebrand Flavor Flav will open his House Of Flavor restaurant in Las Vegas. The restaurant—which will have fried chicken and something called a "red velvet waffle" on the menu—is Flav's second attempt to break into the food world, following the di ... More >>

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    March 8, 2012

    Great GoogaMooga Announces Initial Food Lineup: Prepare To Salivate

    This morning the organizers of Great GoogaMooga—the "amusement park of food and drink" set to take place in Prospect Park on May 19 and 20—announced the first chunk of the food lineup for the festival, and not to kill a clichĂ© or anything, but it looks like the park's greenery will be t ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    Radio Hits One: Beyoncé's Unlikely Pazz & Jop Coup

    If the triumph of tUnE-yArDs in this year's Pazz & Jop albums poll was one of the biggest upsets in the poll's history, then the companion singles poll offered one of its most predictable winners to date: Adele's "Rolling In The Deep." Smart money had been on that song taking the prize since it bega ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    100 & Single: A Dozen Contenders For Billboard's Year-End Top 10, And Their Fight Against The "Last Christmas Effect"

    ​Later this week, Billboard is expected to announce its tallies for the biggest hits of 2011. And what a year for music it's been. Remember all those big hits: "Like a G6," "We R Who We R," "Raise Your Glass," "Fuck You!" and "What's My Name?" What's that—you say the songs I just rattle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Rachael Ray, Guy Fieri to Compete in New Show; The Bean Gets Booze

    ​Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri will star in "Celebrity Cook-Off," a new Food Network program that pairs B-list stars with the top chefs. The contestants, assigned to Team Ray or Team Fieri, will then compete in predictable foodie battles, such as running a New York food truck. Among the culinary v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Action Bronson, the Coolest Chef/Rapper Ever, Loves His Meat

    Didn't get a chance to make it to Meatopia a few weeks back? Well you can still have a peek at the event through the eyes of Action Bronson, only the coolest rapper/chef around. Highsnobiety has a video of the rapper's tour of the meat-centric festival.

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    July 29, 2011

    The Five Best Moments On Yo! MTV Raps

    MTV turns 30 on Monday. To celebrate, we're running a bunch of pieces on the channel, its legacy, and its future. ​ Debuting during the golden year of '88, Yo! MTV Raps revolutionized TV coverage of hip-hop music. Of course, hip-hop videos existed long before Yo! launched—Grandmaster Fl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    100 & Single: Late Bloomer Nicki Minaj Scores Summer Smash Off Aging Album

    ​Imagine if People named an actor "Sexiest [Gender] Alive" months before he or she had released a hit movie or TV show. It's not unthinkable, certainly—think back to the '90s and the Julia Ormonds and Skeet Ulrichs who scored Next Big Thing magazine covers before face-planting in a flop ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    Top 10 Rap-Related Reality-TV Moments

    ​"Reality rap" was once a phrase invoked by gangsta rappers to defend their music against moral outcry from the mainstream media and pesky suburban dwellers. These days, the term largely refers to the slew of emcees lining up to star in their own TV shows. While Boogie Down Productions associa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Debi Mazer, Food TV star?

    Under The Tuscan Gun​ Grub Street's reporting that Debi Mazar will be hosting a new show on Cooking Channel, along with her husband Gabriele Corcos. The show, called Extra Virgin, debuts on January 19 at 10 p.m. and will "explore their passionate, spirited life as they show [viewers] how any ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Bros Icing...Hos? The Meme That Wouldn't Die

    ​Channeling Foster, who identified Bros Icing Bros as Your Latest Internet Meme way back in May and then chronicled it through its multi-layered existential crisis of a life and maybe-or-maybe-not demise: Have you heard tell of the "game" in which men of a certain age -- the type prone to exce ... More >>

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    August 11, 2010

    Your Guide to the 11th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos, Which Begins Tomorrow

    The 11th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos begins tomorrow. There are over 100 performers booked for this event. They all lead up to one thing. . . the headlining onslaught of Insane Clown Posse. There is already an entire Internet full of jokes here. You do not need me. Instead, let us simply co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Fela! Totally Hosed By The Tonys

    ​So the 2010 Tony Awards were dished out last night, and to the surprise/dismay of many -- and nobody more than the guy up there -- Fela! did not rule the night, ceding Best Musical (among others) to Memphis. Given our own bias, we, too, will have to check out Memphis soon, and like ?uestlove, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Bros Icing Bros: The Carnage Continues Through Tuesday

    ​Yesterday, we wondered if Bros Icing Bros - the urban guerrilla warfare game involving The Worst Malt Liquor Beverage on Planet Earth - was going to end, and if it wasn't, who'd be the first "Bro" iced on Monday morning. We got our answers.

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    May 24, 2010

    Bros Icing Bros: Who Will Be the First Bro 'Iced' in America on Monday Morning?

    ​Maybe you haven't heard of the newest cultural phenomenon, Bros Icing Bros. The short version: it's a fratboy "game" of guerilla-style urban warfare involving The Single Grossest Beverage on the Planet, Smirnoff Ice (or any of its flavor variations) and your friends, co-workers, or people you ... More >>

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    May 22, 2010

    Bros Icing Alt Bros: The National, Coolio Get Got Smirnoff-Style

    ​Bros Icing Bros has already swept the bro nation and now innocent people are getting caught in the crossfire. Innocent people like Matt Berninger (right) of indie rock superstars and Village Voice cover subjects The National -- definitely dudes more inclined to sip red wine -- and rap has-bee ... More >>

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    May 21, 2010

    Bros Icing Bros: The Wieden-Kennedy Agency-Wide Memo

    ​Have you heard about Bros Icing Bros? Here's the short version: It's a mercenary street sabotage game involving the Worst Malt Liquor Drink on the Planet -- Smirnoff Ice -- and your friends, who, when challenged, are forced to drink it, lest they not partake in the festivities of the day. And ... More >>

  • Music

    March 24, 2010

    Take Donald Glover, Aziz Ansari, and Das Racist's Joke Rap Seriously

    A new generation of MCs grapple with how funny they're allowed to be

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    March 23, 2010

    And Now, The Real Trailer For The Fake "Weird Al" Yankovic Biopic

    "Weird: The Al Yankovic Story" from Aaron Paul A Funny or Die thing, this. Patton Oswalt as Dr. Demento, Olivia Wilde as Madonna, the dude from Breaking Bad as Al, Al himself as a bizarrely groomed skeptic. Could've used a Coolio cameo, but alas.

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    WTF: Martha Stewart & Snoop Dogg Make Brownies, Rap About Weed

    Martha Stewart's love of rap is nothing new. She's had Puff Daddy and Ludacris on her show, and claims to have repeatedly invited her favorite rapper, Eminem. But this segment with Snoop Dogg making brownies might come as something of a surprise. Especially when the two start rapping about pot bro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Posts of the Week

    It's Friday afternoon, and thus time for a round-up of the best posts of the week: We listed Our 10 Best Williamsburg Restaurants. Our Man Sietsema stalked the single white truffle. Coolio talked about his new cookbook, Cookin' with Coolio, as well as several other things that should be read to b ... More >>

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    November 20, 2009

    Week in Review: Like a Sexy Swedish Chick in a Natural Mineral Sauna

    Yup, this photo was taken in 2009, by Rebecca Smeyne​In the week Chuck Schumer became a bike-riding, Williamsburg Pool Party-saving hipster man of the people, we roamed far and wide over his most precious borough, from an Obama Fried Chicken in Brownsville to the very likely defunct N8 to the ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009

    10 Amazing Quotes From Coolio's New Cookbook, Cookin' with Coolio, Which, Yes, Really Exists

    "[My mom's] fried chicken would literally put on tennis shoes and run the fuck into your mouth." Semi-retired rapper Coolio just released a new cookbook, Cookin' with Coolio, a hilarious guide to becoming what he's deemed a "ghetto gourmet," or at least, "a kitchen pimp." Filled with recipes like ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009

    Interview: Coolio on His New Cookbook Cookin' With Coolio, Ratatouille, and Thanksgiving Dinner With a Pimp

    You wouldn't think that the rapper behind "Gangsta's Paradise" would know his way around the kitchen, but it turns out that Coolio is something of a foodie. Last year, rather than settling in for a mild-mannered retirement with a Grammy, three VMAs, several movie roles, and a handful of TV appeara ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    The Blogroll Gazette: Get Cooking with Coolio; Momo Midtown Has Arrived

    This week in food blogs... Midtown Lunch got excited about the "greatest day in Midtown Lunch'ing history," i.e., the day Ma Peche (a.k.a. Momo Midtown) debuted a limited menu. Meanwhile, Eater live- blogged Ma Peche's first day, noting that in addition to a "very good pub burger... we have a new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    On the Lonely Island's "I'm On a Boat," Featuring T-Pain

    If you're gonna go the Weird Al white-people-satirizing-black-rappers route, better Crime Mob than Coolio, right? (And "I'm riding on a dolphin, doing flips and shit/The dolphin's splashing, gettin' everybody all wet" could have absolutely come from "Party Like a Rockstar" and no one would've blin ... More >>

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    June 21, 2005

    The Cotton Club

    Black-conscious hip-hop deals with an overwhelmingly white live audience

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    December 16, 2003
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    December 24, 2002

    The Daddy Shady Show

    Upstanding Suburban Citizen Eminem Sets the Fatherhood Standard

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