NPR has a full cast recording of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton. It’s a fantastic hip hop musical of the life and times of Alexander Hamilton. You’d never have known you needed this in your life. But you do. So listen.
https://youtu.be/UJ4BcZ8ZTjc (via digg)
A funny sketch, but not that far off what happened to garbage rapper Tiny Doo.
In case you missed it, here’s two Gs, Kenny and Warren, performing the classic track “Regulators” on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Weird on paper, this actually somehow works, and both dudes look like they’re having a blast. #RIPNATEDOGG
Spotted this over at Okayplayer: apparently Baz Luhrmann is bringing to Netflix a mini-series about the birth of hip hop in the Bronx (as well as punk and disco elsewhere in NYC) in the late 1970s. Check out the clip below, as well as this short synopsis from The Hollywood Reporter. Looks dope! The Get […]
We’ve covered Lin-Manuel Miranda before, but we’re back with a quick update. When we last discussed, Mr. Miranda had made an appearance at the White House and performed a rap about Alexander Hamilton. The New Yorker has an extensive look at our friend, and how he has turned that one song into a full fledged musical […]
For at least a year now the magazine Mass Appeal has been producing a Youtube series called Rhythm Roulette. The premise is simple: a producer has to make a beat from three records he picks at random. Some sessions aren’t great – there’s a reason why a lot of records are never sampled – but […]
I’ve been reading Decoded recently, which is a surprisingly good read. The usual self-rationalization etc., but Jay-Z shows some surprisingly insightful moments. In the book, he discusses the track I Can’t Get with That, as one of his first music videos when he was really trying to get out there. Back before labels took him seriously. […]
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 […]