Posted in RAP NEWSAugust 26, 2013
Shady’s back. Late last year, Eminem hinted that he would drop his eighth solo album in 2013, and an official announcement finally came in a commercial tonight during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. Before the show officially kicked off from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Em Instagrammed a photo of the show’s logo with the caption, “Guess who’s REALLY back? #VMAs.” It’s still unclear whether he also has a surprise performance in store tonight — fingers crossed — but one thing’s for sure: His new album is coming.
Posted in RAP NEWSAugust 19, 2013
After Kendrick Lamar went after all his peers, a look back at the craziest, funniest and most serious hip-hop feuds ever. Kendrick’s verse is technically more of a healthy competitive challenge between friends than an actual threat. But it got us thinking about the greatest rap beefs ever, from the deeply silly to the all-too-serious. Here’s our definitive countdown:
Posted in RAP NEWSJune 21, 2013
Alchemist dropped some hints about Eminem’s new material recently. The MC and producer was not at liberty to reveal a huge amount about Em’s next drop, but he did say that the album would be pushing into “further territories”. Alchemist said that “Relapse” and “Recovery” were purely a warm-up compared to what Eminem will be treating fans to shortly.
Posted in RAP NEWSMay 22, 2013
50 Cent reflected on the past recently. Speaking to HardKnockTV, the G-Unit captain spoke candidly about his role in the crew, and the mistakes he felt he had made. 50 explained that he was responsible for keeping the fans and public aware of the other members of G-unit, despite his own career taking off in such a successful way. “A lot of people here may not know every member of D-12 by name or every member of the St. Lunatics,” he continued.
Posted in RAP NEWSAugust 27, 2012
Snoop Dogg has rapped in songs where gay slurs have been tossed about. He’s even said them, part of a long list of rappers who have freely fuck and fag in a rhyme.For years, anti-gay epithets and sentiments in rap have largely been accepted, along with its frequent misogyny and violence, as part of the hip-hop culture — a culture that has been slow to change, even as gays enjoy more mainstream acceptance, particularly in entertainment.
Posted in RAP NEWSJune 14, 2012
Ice T premiered his anticipated documentary “Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap” at Lincoln Center, in New York City on Wednesday night, hosting guests like Fabolous, Busta Rhymes, DJ Khaled and MTV New correspondent, Sway Calloway. Ice introduced the film by giving some background on his vision, explaining the importance of the ‘craft’ of hip-hop and telling the crowd, “Sorry if I’m talking too much, this is like the most exciting night of my life.” Ice continued celebrating his directorial debut with an afterparty at Highline Ballroom, with performances from Rakim, Chuck D. More about the film after the jump.