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 >>
Knowledge the Pirate counts himself as a member of the rapper Roc Marciano's inner circle. Alongside KA, who we recently nominated as recording the best New York City rap album of the year, Knowledge appeared on Marci's acclaimed Reloaded project and was also around during the recording of that proj ... More >>
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Steve Aoki and crew take over Pier 94
20 years ago, the Seattle-based rapper Sir Mix-a-Lot was doing pretty well as a mid-level star of the burgeoning west coast hip-hop scene, coming off of two successful albums and a series of rap radio staples like "Posse On Broadway" and "My Hoopty." In February 1992 he'd just released his third alb ... More >>
On the dodgy, opportunistic, truffle-fry-fueled campaign against both Maya and Maya
Today, Blender posts a link to "A Milli"–producer Bangladesh's MySpace, where he's streaming "Hit That," a song that just happens to feature M.I.A. and which was apparently originally slated for Kala until she realized "Paper Planes" (which jacks the same Wreckx-N-Effect chorus) was an infinitely ... More >>