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Excerpt: Waka Flips It On Us…What?

Excerpt: Waka Flips It On Us…What?

Bars? Who needs bars? Being lyrical is almost scoffed at in a day and age where an artist (cough) Shy Glizzy (cough) can get a hit by rhyming: “I’m so awwwsome; I’m out here like a possum.” [...]

More Retread than Rebirth: The Marshall Mathers LP2

More Retread than Rebirth: The Marshall Mathers LP2

He might sell millions. He may retain his position atop all the lyrical lists. The Interwebs may sing his praises from here to the hip-hop hall of fame, claiming his caustic voice was sorely needed to [...]

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 [...]

What’s Beef: Common vs Maya Angelou

What’s Beef: Common vs Maya Angelou

This is a no-win situation. If you take a side, you’re either against a grandmotherly, revered poet and national treasure or an intelligent, cultured hip-hop artist and actor who gives back to his community. But take [...]