Apart from the overcrowding and cost of living, subway ads are one of the most depressing things about New York City. But now, next to the usual ads offering escape in vacation destinations and self-realization in a pair of shoes, you'll find a glimmer of hope in a Uniqlo ad featuring 32-year-old De ... More >>
This past weekend saw Rick Ross and Young Jeezy's long-simmering beef boiling over into fisticuffs as the rappers and their entourages went at each other at the BET Hip-Hop Honors Awards (and possibly broke a very expensive mirror in the process). That squabble wasn't a one-off though! Here's a prim ... More >>
Let me indulge in a little bit of Jay-Z/Kanye fan fiction in the least 50 Shades of Grey way possible:
Def Jam President and retired rapper Jay-Z was fed up.
50 Cent had been sending subliminal barbs Jay's way for eight years, starting with a shot Mr. Carter's way on "How To Rob" when they were b ... More >>
Welcome to Sound of the City's scouring of the many hip-hop songs that drop every week in hopes of finding a couple of songs that stand out. This week we managed to get our hands on three and three-quarters of themnot bad at all.
If you've listened to much urban radio lately, or even a little, you may have noticed that Lil Wayne and his Young Money Entertainment labelmates, particularly Drake and Nicki MInaj, are quite popular. You may have also noticed the same thing in 2011. And in 2010. And 2009. But perhaps nothing under ... More >>
Anything to keep him off TwitterDon't look now, but 50 Cent is off in his little corner making compelling music again. Actually, you had better look now -- he only does this once a year or so, in between failed commercial projects. (Although here's a secret almost no one knows: His last such ... More >>
Tony Yayo (left, under a towel), a tiny child (center), and Lloyd Banks (right).
Not much to report from last night's bizarrely curated Lloyd Banks/Reflection Eternal/Cory Gunz/Jackie Chain showcase at the Nokia Theater, besides the fact that New York still goes crazy for "Beemer, Benz or Be ... More >>
Still not in the least sick of hearing this song come on the radio--whether in the original, menacing Juelz Santana/Lloyd Banks vintage, the Joell Ortiz "Nissan, Honda, Chevy" remix, or the blistering Fabolous remake from There Is No Competition 2. That said, they somehow found a whips-n-vixens vi ... More >>
Months after G-Unit affiliate Lodi Mack was gunned down after taking an assault charge for his boss, Tony Yayo, 50 Cent's rap crew is in trouble with the law again--this time up north, in Ontario, Canada, where Lloyd Banks is being held on assault and robbery charges. Banks and three goons ap ... More >>
So great that this is the photograph they used--Happy Birthday, Tony Yayo!Tony Yayo aficionados may remember the charges the artist briefly faced in the spring of 2007 for assault--on a 14-year-old child. The kid, James Rosemond, had the bad luck of being the son of Jimmy "Henchman" Rosemond, ... More >>
We just spent the better part of an hour staring at this picture, promising ourselves we wouldn't post it, a promise we're breaking now. Tony Yayo in a hazmat suit carrying a naked baby. With a feral pig behind him. And carrion birds circling overhead. As a dead body that looks like Jesus with sneak ... More >>