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Hulu Twofer: Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme & New Flavors

January 31, 2010 by

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Because two is always better than one, hulu released two more rap documentaries, Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme and New Flavors. While Freestyle’s content seems obvious from the name, New Flavors is about the rise and impact of Southern Rap—and here I thought all Southern Rap did was give us grills. ‘Freestyle: The Art of […]

Wu-Tang Clan Meets the Beatles: Why Not?

January 28, 2010 by

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Tom Caruana, producer extraordinaire and big boss of the uber-hip Tea Sea Records, just released his latest project: a remix album featuring acapella rhymes from the Wu-Tang Clan layered over novel beats that sample Beatles songs. (Props to Dan and Rachel for the head’s up!)  Entitled Wu-Tang vs. The Beatles: Enter the Magical Mystery Chamber, the album […]

Biggie and Tupac

January 22, 2010 by

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The weekend is here, time to wait out that hangover with a movie. Biggie and Tupac is a no holds barred investigation into the still unsolved murders of two of the biggest superstars rap has ever produced; Christopher Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls, and Tupac Shakur. more about "Biggie and Tupac ", posted with vodpod

People Under the Stairs at the Middle East!

January 20, 2010 by

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Following quickly on the heels of Wale and friends, L.A.’s premier underground hip-hop duo, People Under the Stairs (also known as PUTS), will be performing at the Middle East in Central Sq tomorrow. Honestly, I’m not sure how these guys have managed to stay “underground”. The two-some, composed of Thes One and Double K, have […]

Will Wale’s Openers Steal my Heart?

January 16, 2010 by

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Alright, so I already posted about Wale playing at Harper’s here. What I failed to mention in that post, however, is how great I think the openers will be. I’ve spent part of today checking out the three acts that will precede my man Wale, and they seem dope enough to switch my alliances. I […]

DJ Rob Swift: Amazing.

January 13, 2010 by

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DJ Rob Swift is an underground turntablist from NYC, who basically taught himself on his dad’s equipment as a kid. A former member of DJ/turntablist group the X-ecutioners, he now is part of Ill Insanity. And still awesome. Keep an eye out for this kid:

Jay-Z’s Latest Video Artistic, Makes Conspiracy Theorists’ Heads Explode

January 13, 2010 by

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Ever since Jay-Z first threw up the Diamond Cutter sign (which apparently was stolen from WWE wrestler Diamond Dallas Page, DUH), Dungeons & Dragons lovers everywhere have been speculating about his (and his cohorts’) possible ties to occult secret societies, namely the Illuminati, the Freemasons, and Lucifericists. And with his new video for “On to […]