The charismatic Juicy J of Three-6 Mafia takes the stage tonight at Irving Plaza. While his legacy is no doubt acclaimed for the group's groundbreakingly cryptic early work, irresistible later anthems and one of the greatest Oscar acceptance speeches of all time, there's one more aspect to Juicy J t ... 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.
Three 6 Mafia Westway Thursday, September 6 Better than: Waiting in line outside of Supreme. There was a problem. Three 6 Mafia couldn't get to the stage; 50 people blocked their way, a fire hazard if there ever was one. A man got on the microphone. "Ladies and gentlemen, please clear a path. Ple ... More >>
"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 >>
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