In the greatest news to come out of hip hop on 2013, Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip have announced that they are dropping a joint mixtape titled The Abstract and the Dragon. And it drops tomorrow. To say I am excited is an extreme understatement.
The Roots and Jimmy Fallon, killing it again on the toy instruments. Though this song is not hip hop, it’s also frustratingly catchy.
Just a nice, summer jam for your listening pleasure. Courtesy of Okayplayer
One word: dope. via HipHopDX.
Time.com has an interview with Talib Kweli focusing on his upcoming album, Prisoner of Conscious. It’s an interesting read, particularly because Kweli appears to yearn for a little more grit. While Kweli has no problem sticking up for what he believes in, he balks at being pigeonholed in the “conscious rap” genre. It’s not that he […]
As most of you know, the Roots are the greatest band in late night TV. They have made Late Night with Jimmy Fallon a huge success, and have also indicated that they are likely to follow Jimmy when he moves to take over the Tonight Show in a couple of years. One audience favourite bit […]
Read Michael Bloomberg’s quick little tribute to Jay Z in Time’s (I keep wanting to call it Time Magazine, which I guess it will no longer be) The 100 Most Influential People in the World | TIME.com. It’s amazing that a hip hop icon would get a tribute from a billionaire mayor of one of […]
Grantland has a great story on The secret history of Kobe Bryant’s failed attempt at a rap career. It’s a bit of a long read, but in the best possible way. It tracks Kobe’s path through his time signed at Sony Entertainment and provides surprisingly relatable discussions about his struggles to remain true to his original […]
For those of you who haven’t been following the news, Jay-Z has been getting some heat lately for the trip he took to Cuba with Beyonce. While constantly ignored, America still technically prohibits non-sanctioned travel to Cuba by their citizens. A bunch of Republicans have been questioning his trip and whether or not he broke the law. […]
Remember the TV show Better off Ted? Solid show, untimely demise. Malcolm Barrett (who played Lem in the show) is actually a rapper named Verbal. The cast of the show actually reunited for his video Revenge of the Nerds, from the album Backpacker's Guide to the Galaxy. Check it out below: