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On Sunday, Wale, Fabolous, and Big Sean performed at the Barclays Center as part of the celebrity basketball challenge. With the three performing in a venue that a rap artist help build, it's a reminder of the long and storied history rap and basketball have had together -- hip-hop and hoops have pr ... More >>
There are hip-hop interview archives, and then there's TheBeeShine. Launched by Jersey native Bryan Scheiner in summer 2010, it's since blossomed into one of the largest collection of hip-hop video interviews on the planet. Boasting over 1,600 interviews, Scheiner's disarming style has allowed for o ... More >>
By Shea Serrano So, I rode in a car with a baby for about five hours today, and here's what happened.
There are few things in the music business as puzzling as the post-mortem release, many of which are terrible grave-robbing cash-ins and awkward Reanimator-esqe collaborations. Still, with so many hyper-creative and prolifically productive hip-hop artists no longer with us, there are a few whose stu ... More >>
The earth is about to be recycled and only those who hate this world strongly enough will pass on to the Next Level. Or so Marshall Applewhite and his 38 Heaven's Gate followers believed when they attempted to hitch a ride on a spaceship they believed was trailing the Hale-Bopp comet. Dressed in an ... More >>
Sex! Drugs! Video games! Nope, that isn't the hedonist's new trifectait's the title of Mississippi rapper David Banner's new free album, which you can cop now. The project in question might not go all-out on the salacious tip; Banner says, "The title is used to draw people in to think that it ... More >>
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 >>
The news of a rapper-packed revamp of Hollywood Squares has been greeted positively, not least because everyone has been able to join in the fun of Googling the demographic term "malennials" to find out if they are going to be allowed to watch the show. It's also allowed some people speculate on whi ... More >>
Amy Winehouse passed away on July 23. In memory of the people, places, and things that passed away in 2011, here's a collection of links and streaming-video artifacts.
Curren$y Irving Plaza Monday, June 6 Better than: "Dude, I'm so high right now." There are few ways to describe a Curren$y show without it sounding like a meeting of a cult, or an extremist political party. The place is packed, overflowing into the hallways of Irving Plaza. Giant flags proclaimin ... 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 >>
Maura JohnstonThe Sgt. Schlepper's Who Needs Hearts Club Band Tour feat. Travie McCoy, Donnis, Black Cards, XV, and Bad Rabbits Gramercy Theatre Tuesday, March 24 Better than: Being broken up with by email. There was apparently some sort of apocalyptic weather going on outside the Gramercy ... 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. Hailing from Long Bea ... More >>
"Smoke weed every day," singer/rapper Nate Dogg once famously encouraged listeners. And so it goes: marijuana smokers are a-plenty in America, and of course, in our city. And who better to know how to control the "sparking up" of a bowl of Five-Borough Bud than one of the Fire Department of N ... More >>
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