Move over "No Flex Zone." Rap's adversarial anthem du jour is newcomer Dej Loaf 's "Try Me." The menacing track is primed for stalking through the streets while fending off haters and naysayers, and with lyrics like, "Let a nigga try me, try me. I'm a get his whole muthafuckin' family / And I a ... More >>
Just under a decade ago, Papoose was going to save New York City hip-hop. Or at least that's how rap folklore likes to parse it, with Bed-Stuy's mixtape phenomenon Pap and upstate NY rapper Saigon being the hometown figures who were going to stop the Southern ascent and bring back virtuous street-co ... More >>
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 >>
Pic by Chad GriffithMobb Deep rapper Prodigy was released from prison yesterday after serving three and a half years on a gun-possession charge. During that time, the voluble emcee used his Internet access and old-school pen-and-paper interview privileges to hip the world to his theories on s ... More >>
Rapper Remy Ma's shooting victim is borrowing legal strategies from suits against pedophile priests to press her multimillion-dollar claim against the femcee's label, Universal Music Group. It's the label's fault, so the argument goes. Remy Ma is currently serving an eight-year jail sentence at Rik ... More >>
Today Lil Wayne will finally enter a plea in a Manhattan courtroom stemming from a 2007 gun charge he caught in New York City. He's expected to start serving time at Rikers Island right away--"I just say I'm looking forward to it," the rapper told Rolling Stone. Maybe. Billboard quotes City D ... More >>
Your usual Jadakiss correspondent here at SOTC is enjoying a well-deserved, hopefully Internet-free vacation, so it falls to me to discuss this here video for Bronx/Akon product French Montana's "New York Minute," a hallmark of tics both conventional (immediate cameo from someone in The Wire) ... More >>
The rapper Papoose exploded in a fit of anger outside a Manhattan courtroom this morning just moments after his tearful bride-to-be, Remy Ma, faced down an eight-year sentence for shooting a woman outside of a West Side hot spot last summer. Papoose—whose plans to wed Remy got put on ice yest ... More >>
I have developed a theory about the Friday editions of the Post and Daily News, which is that barring any sort of massive breaking news, the papers stick to "water-cooler" stories on the front page to foster some sort of camaraderie in the work place. It's Friday, you just want to chat it up with yo ... More >>
A Manhattan jury has convicted rapper Remy Ma of two counts of assault for shooting a friend, she suspected of stealing $3,000, outside a nightclub last July. She faces 25 years in prison at sentencing. After the verdict today, her lawyer Ivan Fisher told the Voice "I'm not shocked but I'm greatl ... More >>
Lauren Raysor, the attorney for Makeda Barnes-Joseph, Remy Ma's shooting victim issued the following statement about Remy's assault conviction. "Today justice has been served. This process has been draining upon my client. From the beginning, the defense has tried to portray Ms. Ma as the victim. ... More >>
He's joined forces with the South, whether you like it or not
Taking aim at Remy Ma
The Hip-Hop Cops materialize in the West Village
A never-ending tail with a twist: The Hip-Hop Cops follow their man but lose him in the end.
Lil Wayne, Q-Tip, and Remy Ma feed into hip-hop's endless musical reserves.