Friday Nov 29
Eight Days of Indie Chanukah: Day 3: Drake's "HYFR" Re-Bar Mitzvah
Chanukah is early this year, so we thought it'd be a good chance to go against the tinsel-covered grain and give you some latke-and-candle-friendly anthems.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
WNYC-AM New York
Blitz The Ambassador: Fighting Against Invisibility
International rap artist Blitz the Ambassador grew up listening to Public Enemy in Ghana.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Monster Magnet's 'Space Lord': Rock and Rap's Missing Link?
Their biggest hit was 1998's "Space Lord." While the song has since served as an ironic music cue in movies like Talladega Nights -- it's also quite possibly the missing link bridging the gap from traditional rock to the rock-rap explosion of the late '90s.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Grand Valley Lanthorn
Def Jam showcases the poetry behind rap
It may have been 18 degrees outside, but that did not stop students from traveling to Grand Valley State University's Kirkhof Center on Saturday night.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Ja Rule microwave cookbook and 10 rappers' forays into food and drink
He has revealed he is releasing a microwave cookbook, based on cooking knowledge picked up during a stint in prison for gun possession.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
The Huffington Post
Jon Stewart Takes Down Rep. Trey Radel For Drug Use Hypocrisy
On Thursday's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart took aim at Rep. Trey Radel , who took a leave of office yesterday after his charge of cocaine possession was made public.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
'Hip-Hop Conservative' Trey Radel Charged With Cocaine Possession
In July, Representative Trey Radel went on a mini-media blitz about his love of music, penning a piece for BuzzFeed explaining " Why I'm a Hip Hop Conservative " and writing about discovering rap as "a young, rebellious kid.
Public Enemy is Coming to Dallas
Fight the power! The Door in Dallas has just announced they're bringing Public Enemy to town on December 29th.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
How M.I.A.'s Polyglot Pop Montage Was First Hatched by Japanese Duo Frank Chickens
It's easy, maybe even accurate, to think of M.I.A. as the definitive musical artist of our time, in the sense that only the 21st Century's confluence of a flattening world and mash-up technology could enable someone who stirs so much multidirectional class struggle and global rhythm into the pot to achieve such a high profile, even in the ... (more)
Thu Nov 07, 2013
Sentinel & Enterprise
Eminem, M.I.A. explore what's left to rebel against
Rebellion ends at the moment of embrace. There's only so long you can convincingly rage against the machine, when your rage is what fuels it.
Wed Nov 06, 2013
10 can't-miss hip hop shows coming up in Toronto
From Public Enemy to OVO Fest to MIA it's been a pretty good year for big name hip hop acts coming through Toronto.