Rap

‘Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop’ At Annenberg Space For Photography

By Alyson Camus | July 18, 2019

illustrating the change in culture

Rapper XXXTentacion Shot Dead At 20

By Mary Rudzis | June 18, 2018

Onfroy was confirmed dead at 5:40 p.m.

I miss the old Kanye

By Mary Rudzis | April 30, 2018

Whatever “dragon energy” is I’m almost sure it’s the only common ground Kanye and Trump have

milo “Who Told You To Think??!!?!?!?!” Album Review

By Mary Rudzis | September 1, 2017

more than just a song

The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, & Deconstructed By Shea Serrano

By Alyson Camus | October 18, 2015

‘I just tried to pick the songs that incited some sort of change or were indicative about something that was happening that was bigger than rap itself,’ he explained to the Daily Beast. ‘So, in some cases it would be something like how The Breaks by Kurtis Blow had a chorus, so that’s an easy one that had to do specifically with rap. But then there are other songs like Fight the Power by Public Enemy, its contributions are bigger than rap. So I was just looking for those sorts of moments to pinpoint in each year.’

Street Artist Jay Shells Is Planting These Rap Lyrics Street Signs All Over Los Angeles

By Alyson Camus | April 29, 2014

Street artist Jay Shells has taken over the streets of the city, posting these red signs displaying the quotes of famous rap songs, at strategic places. He apparently did the same thing in New York City – but needed a car to accomplish the same thing in LA

Kendrick Lamar Disses big Sean On Big Seans Own Track

By Mahalia Dark | August 16, 2013

Hell, “The Real Roxanne” is scarier than Kendrick

Rick Ross Dumped By Reebok, Issues Hypocritical Apologies For Lyrics, Looks Ridiculous

By Alyson Camus | April 14, 2013

You read the most abhorrent and choking sentences in rap songs, why was this more offensive than anything else going on in this world? How is this worst than Eminem saying in ‘As The World Turns’: ‘All I wanted to do was rape the bitch and snatch her purse..’

Former Scientology Members Record An Anti-Church Rap

By Alyson Camus | December 12, 2012

‘Scientology’s being toasted by a midget with a blowtorch / Pretender to the throne he’s just a big-ass pain in the zorch / The Wizard of Oz / Cowering behind his curtain / His lies have no end, Of that you can be certain / Dave and his BFF little Tom / These half two men / Think they’re really the bomb / But I couldn’t take their shit no more / So I said ‘Fuck you’ and walked out the door’.

CMJ Show: Killer Mike At The Studio At Webster Hall, Thursday, October 18th, 2012, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 20, 2012

But that isn’t where Killer Mike is at ALL THE TIME. On RAP Music, he is too hard, on stage he is something else jumping off the stage and spending the last two songs dancing and rhymin’ with us, his arms around a fan, going round and round and round.

Ed Sheeran- Best Rapper ever

By admin | October 24, 2011

It’s passionate and realistic, not like what rap is normally perceived as- money and fame and women.

Rocky Business At The Studio At Webster Hall, Thursday, July 7th, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | July 12, 2011

Take no prisoners