In honor of today being 4/20every smoker's favorite day of the yearSOTC has compiled the 25 Best Rap Songs relating to weed. Though some may be more about bud than others, all are guaranteed to make your high all the more enjoyable. Be forewarned, though... this list doesn't have any h ... More >>
Chinchilla rabbitNever call someone a "rabbit chinchilla." This is the lesson we may learn from a recent incident at the Old Gallery bar in Kensington, Brooklyn, where the two words -- innocent apart, angry-making together -- from an off-duty cop caused Pablo Negron to grab the gun from anot ... More >>
Hip-hop legend Nathaniel Hale, a/k/a Nate Dogg, has passed away at the age of 41. The cause of death is still being investigated; he suffered a pair of strokes in recent years, reportedly paralyzing the left side of his body and severely impairing his speaking ability.
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Oh, hey Q-Tip. All photos by Rebecca Smeyne.On a sweltering Saturday, the seventh annual hip-hop nerd convention Rock The Bells took over Governor's Island. It's a place where people know to "throw a one in the air" for Guru before DJ Premier even asked, a place where you can overhear a convo ... More >>
Our hero over the weekend, pleasing the masses.
Monday, April 19
Here's a truth no one will want to admit about last night's Snoop Dogg concert: Your parents were probably there. Lots of parents, actually: possibly drinking, possibly smoking, and definitely having the tim ... More >>
You know, we actually have other shots of Chris, he just won't let us use them. Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.As a guy who plausibly could claim he listened to more music than anyone in the last year short of Robert Christgau, 1000TimesYes's Christopher R. Weingarten seemed like the ideal guy to as ... More >>
Jay-Z and his arch-nemesis T-Pain, together at Summer Jam last night
Released late Friday, Jay-Z's new single, "D.O.A (Death of Auto-Tune)," from the now thoroughly-announced The Blueprint 3, is less a Martin Luther-like cry for hip-hop reformation than an awkward slab of concept rap. The concept: ... More >>