R.A. The Rugged Man releases his Legends Never Die album this week. It's a project the thuggish ruggish rap chap promises will showcase his ability to "annihilate any rapper on this Earth." We don't doubt the Rugged man. In other, chirpier news, here's R.A. explaining away his Twitter timeline chatt ... More >>
Though it's practically needless to say by now, this Saturday -- March 16 -- is a date that most rock fans have long had circled on their calendar: The 20th anniversary of Kid Rock's remarkable second album, The Polyfuze Method.
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The early rise of the Fat Boys is an unfairly overlooked rap story. Having broken through as mainstream figures in the mid-'80s, an ascent helped by collaborations with Chubby Checker, William "The Refrigerator" Perry and Robert Englund's Freddy Krueger character, the oversized hip-hop trio have bee ... More >>
via SoulTrain.comWhat must it have been like to be under the sway of Don Cornelius back when he was a salesman? Damn hard to resist, most likely. Cornelius was a salesman before he was a DJ, a DJ before he was a TV host, a TV host before he was a mogula series of roles that require inc ... More >>
Jimmy Castor was a smart aleck; a wise guy; a clean shit-talker with so much joie de vivre you had to laugh even when his truth-telling smacked you upside the head. So when he died this past Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 71 near his home outside of Las Vegas, far away from the streets of Harlem he o ... More >>
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! launchedGrandmaster Fl ... More >>
Santiago FelipeNine 11 Thesaurus
Bushwick five-piece Nine 11 Thesaurus are the feel-good Odd Future--19-to-22-year-olds with a punkish ferocity crashing arty loft shows, rapping over distorted bursts of indie-noise and lo-fi fuzz. But unlike the west coast bomb-throwers, Nine 11's lyrics (as their ... More >>
We said last week's Net Hentoff column would be his last at the Voice. Turns out we were wrong. The "excessed" journalistic legend delivers his own valedictory in this week's edition.
Will our public servants suffer any consequences for their near-criminal handling of the Yankee Stadium boondoggl ... More >>