Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    I Worked For the Last Virgin Megastore in America

    About a year ago I attended an outdoor screening of the film Empire Records. I hadn't seen the film since long before I worked the final nine months of the Union Square Virgin Megastore's existence and revisiting the film revealed an accurate portrayal of what that record store life was really like. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Live: Kreayshawn Lets V-Nasty Steal Her Show At The Highline Ballroom

    Kreayshawn Highline Ballroom Thursday, August 18 Better than: no other concert I've ever been to, and I've been to a lot. Maybe Kreayshawn is hip-hop's Andy Kaufman, a high-concept satirist pulling an elaborate cultural prank with her sister V-Nasty acting as the crowd-baiting Tony Clifton. Maybe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    The Ten Most Exploitative Posthumous Rap Projects

    ​Being a dead rap artist isn't much fun. Whether The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, or J Dilla, death has never seemed to do much to alleviate the constant pressure on artists to muster up new recordings to satisfy the bulging posthumous rap retail market. (In the hip-hop world, possessing a heart t ... More >>

  • News

    April 13, 2004

    Rap, Rage, REDvolution

    As hip-hop emerges as an empowering voice for indigenous youth, mainstream rappers still objectify Indian country

  • Columns

    September 11, 2001