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Vladimir Putin nominated for Hip-Hop Award, Still likes his Turtleneck

April 16, 2010 by

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Russian Prime Minister Vladamir Putin has been nominated for the “Event of the Year” award at Muz TV’s Russian Street Awards, for his appearance at Muz TV’s “Battle for Respect,” where he crowned the champ, rapper Zhigan. At the event, he extolled hip-hop’s “rough” social message and role in keeping Russian youth away from drugs […]

Talib’s Back! New Reflection Eternal Video features hallmarks of MC’s style

April 16, 2010 by

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Reflection Eternal just put out the first video from their new album, Revolutions Per Minute, and it’s everything you would expect from the legendary duo. Featuring a scarily on-point Bun B, “Paranoid” showcases not only Talib Kweli’s masterful flow, but solidifies his reputation as a quote-unquote “conscious rapper’, whether he likes it or not. The […]

Mos Def On Yo Gabba Gabba; Could only be better if he performed Ms. Fat Booty

April 1, 2010 by

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Mos Def dropped in on trippy children’s show Yo Gabba Gabba! recently, and, of course, was adorable. Check out those smart penny loafers! more about “Mos Def Lands on ‘Yo Gabba Gabba’ (vi…“, posted with vodpod Also, is it weird that Mos is something of a dopple-ganger for Gabba’s host?

Rappers Rappin’ about Rappers: The Art of the Tribute

March 10, 2010 by

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Ever since Horace first called out his man Virgil in the propempticon Odes 1.3, the proverbial “shout out” to contemporaries has been a thematic staple amongst the artistically gifted. Authors Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac, and Hunter S. Thompson often posited both themselves and their colleagues as main characters in their novels or short-stories. Bob Dylan […]

Lil Chuckee vs. Lil Twist: Race to the Wiki

March 4, 2010 by

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(Update: Lil Twist has officially won the race to the wiki with his upcoming album thrusting him into cultural relevancy over Lil Chuckee. Upon hearing the news, Q attempted to throw himself from a building, but was stopped by T who convinced him that if he could survive the rise and fall of Mystikal he […]

Have You Seen this Rapper? Ever?

March 4, 2010 by

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Oh shit, one-hit wonder J-Kwon has been missing for over a month, according to reports from his label. This story is awesome for the following reasons: 1) The label says that he’s been missing for a month. I’d say that he’s been missing since 2004, when his one and only psuedo hit, Tipsy, was played […]

The Black Keys Announce New Album, Tour Dates

March 4, 2010 by

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A million garage-rock fans pumped their fists in unison and smoked a cigarette as endlessly cool blues-rock duo The Black Keys announced that they will be releasing their sixth studio album this May. Entitled Brothers, this album comes as a follow-up to their hip-hop collaboration album Blakroc, which is a favorite around the Axiom. Apparently, […]

Waka Flocka Fact Check: Why Lyricism (still) Pays in Hip-Hop

March 3, 2010 by

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LYRICS LYRICS LYRICS. Lyrics are a huge topic in hip-hop. Not only are they responsible for much of the criticism that hip-hop receives, but lyricists have really come to define the entire genre. And now, the issue of lyricism and its role in hip-hop has become a hot topic of debate. If you haven’t yet […]

Reflection Eternal Video Preview!

March 2, 2010 by

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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 by

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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 by

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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 by

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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 by

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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 by

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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 […]