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[News] Nas Says Will Smith Wrote "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" & Details Career In Reddit AMA
Nas also gives praise to Drake, Public Enemy, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Jay Electronica, Rick Ross, ScHoolboy Q, YG, Fashawn and Bishop Nehru, among others.
20 hrs ago
Time is Illmatic, keep static like wool fabric
From New York's Queensbridge Houses, a teenager scripted a work of art so raw and compelling that twenty years later its stories still ring true, full of yet-to-be-mined jewels of wisdom, studied religiously, and revered by the Hip-Hop community.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
[News] Kevin Gates Lists Eminem & Tupac Among His Top 5 Emcees
"I always gravitated towards up north music," Gates says in an interview with Rolling Stone .
Jon Connor tributes Notorious B.I.G. with new mixtape
After releasing a Kanye West-inspired mixtape weeks ago, Flint rapper Jon Connor is continuing his #ConnorSeason onslaught with another mixtape inspired by a rap legend.
Randy Blue Gay Porn Stars Dance To Beyonce's 'Blow'
In this steamy new video, some of the stars of popular gay porn website Randy Blue strip down to one of our favorite tracks, "Blow," off of the new Beyonce album.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
[News] Marlon Wayans On Tupac: "He Wasn't Real Gangster, But He Acted Gangster"
"I think he would have matured at this point to be the leader that I think this generation could use in a lot of ways," Marlon Wayans says of Tupac.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
The Huffington Post
Time Is Still 'Illmatic'
Four months before Brooklyn's Notorious B.I.G. famously declared, "You never thought that hip-hop would take it this far," Queens native, Nas released his landmark debut, Illmatic , which would take hip-hop further into the stratosphere.
The Vault: 9 Cool Facts About Mary J. Blige's "My Life" Album
Whereas Blige's debut was a mix of R&B and New Jack Swing, the sound du jour at the time, gave us the vintage soul that would help solidify her title as the queen of hip-hop soul.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
[News] Rolling Stone Names Rappers Soon-To-Be Eligible For Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
With 2013 finding Public Enemy inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame , Rolling Stone recently included a group of rappers among a list of artists slated to become eligible for the honors in the coming years.
The Notorious B.I.G. : Life After Death
In just a few short years,the Notorious B.I.G.went from a Brooklyn street hustler to the savior of East Coast hip-hop to a tragic victim of the culture of violence he depicted so realistically on his records.
Stock Downgrades: Even Cisco Systems Isn't Immune to Tech Wreck
Mo Money, Mo Problems -- Notorious B.I.G. Moscow and momentum left Mr. Market with a mountain to climb, despite the best efforts of Moore's Law .
Fri Apr 04, 2014
The 8 Ball 04.04.14: Top 8 1990s Rap Albums
The 8 Ball 04.04.14: Top 8 1990s Rap Albums Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.05.2014 From Dr. Dre's The Chronic and Notorious B.I.G.'s Ready to Die to OutKast's Aquemini , Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx and more, 411's Jeremy Thomas counts down the top 8 1990s rap albums! Welcome, one and all, to the 8 Ball in the Music Zone! I'm your host Jeremy ... (more)
The Library of Congress' Annual List of Most Important Music Completely Ignores Rap
A couple days ago, the Library of Congress announced the 25 newest additions to their ever-growing vault of American music.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
New York Daily News
B.I.G.-bucks ripoff lawsuit
Former Impressions frontman Lee Hutson has hit Diddy, Bad Boy Entertainment and estate of Notorious B.I.G. in copyright infringement lawsuit.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Listen: Iggy Azalea And Keyshia Cole Reinvent Diana Ross'...
That Iggy Azalea reign just won't let up! The Aussie femcee is currently racing up the Billboard Hot 100 with Charli XCX-assisted jam "Fancy" and prepping the release of her much-anticipated debut LP The New Classic .
ESPN Analyst George Karl Is a Huge Gucci Mane Fan
List-making, as any honest music writer will tell you, is an inexact science, at best.
The Best Bleeping Guide To Swearing In Rap Music You'll Ever See
Some people have way too much time on their hands, and sometimes that works to our benefit.
Kim Kardashian's Bikini Video Teases Something 'Coming Soon:' What Could It Be? [Poll]
Following various poses on a boat and a video to Jhene Aiko's "Stay Ready ", Kim posted yet another video.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
Notorious B.I.G. Estate Files Pre-emptive Lawsuit Over Song Sample
With various musicians being sued left and right over decades-old sampling sins, one could hardly expect a recording artist who has been dead for 17 years to be given a pass.