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 >>
Last week, the Detroit-based rapper and one-time J Dilla collaborator Elzhi released Elmatic. It's the second time a rapper has re-written and re-made Nas's hallowed Illmatic, with Fashawn attempting a similar feat last year. As a listening experience, Elmatic is less than convincing, leaving ... More >>
Ah! From the n 1 contributor (?!) and man who once brought you the famous Washington Post op-ed "Yes, Blame Hip-Hop," comes the book version, the insanely titled Losing My Cool: How A Father's Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip-Hop Culture, which, wow! 15,000 books! Let's type out some of the pre ... More >>