Hip hop has long been lampooned for being homophobic, and with even venerable groups like Tribe showing off some less-than-stellar judgment on the matter, it’s understandable why the genre as a whole has a bad rap. But this new phrase seems to be even more over the top than the ridiculous nonsense that Eminem throws […]
Back on October 12, the BBC and others decided that it was Hip Hop’s 30th anniversary. It’s a bit of an arbitrary day, I’d say, but at least it’s drawing attention to a neglected art form. If you follow this link, the BBC has a pretty interesting short video with a guy who was present […]
Since we here at 4080Records seem to love documentaries oh so very much, I thought I’d keep going with the trend. Get ready to spend 49 minutes with Mos Def in Japan.
Shad – The Calling from 360 To Nowhere on Vimeo.
This is shaping up to be some sort of oddly riveting film about record collectors. It really doesn’t glamorize the habit, but really gives you a good idea of the people behind this. Not every record collector is some dope ass DJ in fly gear, digging through crates to find a decent sample. In fact, […]
Now I don’t want to start a vicious rumour or anything, but there’s a very real possibility that Jay-Z has officially fallen off. It’s not his fault, he is a legend and a dope emcee, but he’s also made songs so commercial that even Miley Cyrus knows who he is and drops his name in […]
Damn, Doomsday is sick. Rhyme Spitters is a sick documentary series chronicling dope freestylers from all over the place. I’ve got all four of them for you listed below, so check ‘em out if you’ve got some time when you’re bored. The best part? It’s free and streamable online. That’s a lie, the best part […]
No, this is not just a creepy title for a post. I’m talking about the video that the Grouch made this past year for a sick and anti-consumer track called Mom and Pop Killer. The premise for the video is quite simple in its purpose and is very much meant to scare you. It’s hyperbolic, […]
For all you Canadian readers (and hopefully even those of you outside of Canada) CBC Radio 2 is running a contest called the “Great Canadian Song Quest.” You should take a look at the website for the contest. It lets you select each province and look at a few select artists (including checking out a […]
Maura Johnston, famous from writing for Idolator, has given a little radio interview to NPR talking about some upcoming acts. Frankly, I don’t really agree with some of her choices but she does make some good points She pumps up Jay-Z’s release, and the new Raekwon album, and has some time for a couple of […]