Busta Rhymes will headline this year's 2012 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival with a performance down under the borough's namesake bridge on Saturday. With a stash of rap anthems that includes "Pass The Courvoisier," "Woo-Ha!! (Got You All In Check)," and "Hands Where My Eyes Can See," the big man's set is ... More >>
Waka Flocka Flame is the sort of of hip-hop artist who doesn't so much rap or flow as he shouts his ass off. It's a formula that imbues the Atlanta-based rapper's songs with a boisterous, visceral appealand one that he's looking to continue with the release of his second studio album, Triple ... More >>
photo by Nate "Igor" SmithJuvenile, pre-tantrum
The Gathering of the Juggalos is an annual four-day camping retreat for followers of Insane Clown Posse that's currently underway in Cave-in-Rock, Illinois. Juggalos have a long tradition of throwing things at performers they hate, including Southern ... More >>
Tonight, Voice contributor and hip-hop sommelier Ben Westhoff will read from Dirty South, his look at the populist rise of rap music from the southern states, at Williamsburg's Book Thug Nation. The book focuses on the bigger names to have emerged from the south, with chapters based around Bi ... More >>
If you've looked at the incredibly prolific, California-based rapper Lil B's twitter at any point over the past few days, you know that he's just released a new mixtape, Red Flame. B, of course, is heralding it as the greatest of all time. After a couple listens, this seems to be a bit of an ... More >>
Just an example of the clientele here. Pics by Puja, more below.Electric Zoo Day II
Sunday, September 5
Not only did this Labor Day weekend mark the last day to wear white without glares of disapproval, it also brought Made Event's second-annual Electric Zoo festival ... More >>
This picture currently serves as the entryway to the Vampire Weekend website. Augur of things to come? Rebuke to the haters? Larfs for the sake of larfs? No doubt we will find out soon enough. ...And, here we go: "What do Lil Jon, Joe Jonas, Jake Gyllenhaal, and RZA have in common" asks Anthe ... More >>
"For The Blueprint, Jay-Z literally just walked into the studio one day and was like, 'Anybody got some beats?'"
Kanye mourns, 1.30.10.Last Thursday, when producer Justin "Just Blaze" Smith announced he was closing shop at Baseline Studios, longtime recording homebase for Roc-A-Fella Records ... More >>
F2K is a countdown of the 50 worst songs of the decade. Track our progress here.
In which the poster girl for MySpace's musical efforts asks the timeless question, "And who the fuck is this bitch on your page, with her big-ass tits up on your top eight?"
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 >>