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Reflection Eternal Video Preview!

March 2, 2010

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So by now, EVERYONE should be hyped about the new Reflection Eternal album that’s been years in the waiting (for me anyway). The adroit team of MC Talib Kweli and producer Hi-Tek are reuniting, finally, to lay down some serious hip-hop magic, and they’ve just released a preview video. Check it out: It’s saying a […]

Boston Native Guru in a Coma; give him love, y’all.

March 1, 2010

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Breaking News 04.20.2010: A little over a month after recovering from his coma related to a heart attack, rap legend Guru has lost his battle with cancer. A pioneer of the underground, he will truly be missed. For the MTV story, click here. His farewell letter (published on AllHiphop.com), which I’m not going to comment […]

Did Aziz Ansari have a Southern Accent before he became Famous?

February 25, 2010

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OK, this has nothing to do with anything remotely important, but YEAH he did! Check it: more about “M.I.A. Story – Aziz Ansari featuring …“, posted with vodpod If you didn’t know already, I love Aziz Ansari. He’s a comedian of Indian heritage who doesn’t rely on tired Indian-accented routines to get laughs; he runs […]

Aziz Ansari + TVOTR Producer collaborate on mixtape, scream at rappers

February 24, 2010

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Aziz Ansari just gets better. The comedian/ super-blogger is now teaming up with Dave Sitek of Easy-T favorite TV on the Radio to put out a mix-tape under the guise of his blow-job loving alter ego, Raaaaaaaandy (eight A’s, y’all). Raaaaaaaandy (a character that Aziz based on the notion of if Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em […]

Rihanna’s newest video is a piece of Pop-Art Brilliance, but did she rip-off M.I.A.?

February 19, 2010

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Anyone who has ever talked to me about Rihanna will know that I’m pretty lukewarm on the singer. I don’t love her. I don’t hate her. I don’t really care about her. Yes, I think that she’s a fine singer who makes interesting fashion choices. Sure, I respect her for breaking out of the Beyonce-clone […]

KRS-One Discusses the Difference between the MC and the Emcee, Makes Less and Less Sense

February 19, 2010

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Oh, KRS-One. I love you. I REALLY, REALLY love you. You’re one of the best rappers and freestylers of all time, and Boogie Down Productions will always hold a special place in my heart. Your Stop the Violence Movement proved that hip-hop didn’t need to be violent to be legit, and suggested another way to young hip-hop […]

George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic at House of Blues Boston

February 18, 2010

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George Clinton and PFunk will be playing at the House of Blues tomorrow, February 19. I don’t think I even have to write a description of this group, who are essentially the musical forefathers of everything cool from the last 30 years. But in case you are unfamiliar with the group: Forget George Clinton’s rainbow hair and […]