Archive for 'Tag Archives: 'hip-hop''

“Control” Yourself: Kendrick Lamar Just Saved Rap

“Control” Yourself: Kendrick Lamar Just Saved Rap

I know.  I know. I’m the Jay Electronica of posting. Much like the procrastinating poet, I have repeatedly promised a number of my Facebook family and Twitter fam that I would weigh in on the Kendrick [...]

Ghostface’s 12 Reasons to Die & Other Amazing Concept Albums

Ghostface’s 12 Reasons to Die & Other Amazing Concept Albums

Gawd bless the Ghostface Killah for rescuing music from mediocrity.  Again. Tony Starks just officially released “12 Reasons to Die,” a collaboration with composer Adrian Younge that tells the story of a vengeful, murdered man who [...]

DMX’s Life Needs Fixing, But Not by Iyanla Vanzant

DMX’s Life Needs Fixing, But Not by Iyanla Vanzant

It’s been over a decade since Iyanla Vanzant blew onto the pop culture scene. Ushered in by Oprah, the growly voiced, buzz-cut favoring self-help guru is known for her tell it like it “t-i-s” approach and [...]

Breaking Bad: “Spring Breakers” Hates Hip-Hop Culture

Breaking Bad: “Spring Breakers” Hates Hip-Hop Culture

I’m not being dramatic, really. The film “Spring Breakers” hates hip-hop.  Well, not hip-hop as we know it. More like the stripper, gun and drug-dealer worshipping refuse that plays all day on the radio. But they, [...]

Bottlegate: Are We to Blame for the Corruption of Drake?

Bottlegate: Are We to Blame for the Corruption of Drake?

I am absolutely appalled by the bottle-gate sweeping the worlds of rap, R&B and now, mainstream pop culture at large.  Currently, a criminal investigation is attempting to sort the throwers from the throwees. Regardless of how [...]