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Beat Makers on Hulu

May 8, 2010 by

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It’s been a while since Hulu has put out a hip-hop documentary for me to post and help you waste your time with, but it’s finally happened again. The newest documentary, Beat Makers, takes us into the world of hip-hop producers. I should point out that the film is a little heavy on the music […]

Lady Gag–err Christina Aguilera’s New Video

May 1, 2010 by

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Not Myself Tonight: Have you ever gone to a party only to find out that someone is wearing the exact same outfit as you, only they’re rockin’ it much, much better. This is kinda like that. Perhaps Christina has been out of the game for so long that no one told her about Lady Gaga. […]

If You Got It, Smoke It: Snoop & Kid Cudi Celebrate 420

April 20, 2010 by

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The sticky icky, the green monster, Thelonious Skunk, whatever you call it, today is the unofficial day that potheads and high schoolers the world around celebrate its existence. It should come as no surprise that the Doggfather of Ganj would release another record and video about smoking bud, but this time he is joined by […]

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 […]

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 […]

Good grief! DJ Danger Mouse is Back.

March 1, 2010 by

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Well folks, time to grab an extra pair of underwear because it looks like DJ Danger Mouse, a.k.a. Brian Burton, a.k.a. the musical genius behind the iconic Jay-Z/Beatles mash-up The Grey Album, and the production half of Gnarls Barkley has released something new to blow our collective minds. This time, Danger Mouse has collaborated with […]

Nyle “Let The Beat Build” Video

February 28, 2010 by

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Easy T sent me this video (courtesy of her main man, Kool Keith) and it seemed worth sharing, so here it is (apparently I was living under a rock and missed this): The artist, Nyle Emerson, did this during his senior year at NYU for a school project. It’s amazing what a $2,000 NYU grant, […]

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 […]

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 […]