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 >>
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.