Posts tagged "hip hop"

The Soapbox: Don’t Let Drake’s “Sensitivity” Fool You – He’s Still A Misogynist

Drake’s NiceGuy (TM) persona doesn’t exempt him from being a misogynist.

Carol H. Hood | October 26, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Dee Barnes On Dr. Dre Beating: “My Life Changed That Night”

The hip-hop journalist has penned an essay for Gawker about being beat up by then NWA member Dr. Dre in 1991, and the incident’s noticeable omission from the film “Straight…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 18, 2015 - 6:00 pm

‘Straight Outta Compton’ Kills At Box Office

The much anticipated hit ‘Straight Outta Compton’, the biopic about N.W.A., the early 90s hip hop group, proved highly successful at the box office on its opening day.
The Dr. Dre…

Katrin Higher | August 15, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Sean “Ruck” Price Of Heltah Skeltah Dies At Age 43

Sean “Ruck” Price, the Brooklyn rapper and member of the hip-hop groups Heltah Skeltah, Boot Camp Clik and Random Axe died on Saturday morning at the age of 43.

Katrin Higher | August 9, 2015 - 9:30 am

Drake Roasts Meek Mill With A Series Of Mocking Memes At OVO Fest

Drake Vs. Meek Mill, the lamest yet most entertaining rap beef in recent history, continues! And in the lamest yet most entertaining way possible, with the aid of MEMES. Late…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 4, 2015 - 10:30 am

Gwyneth Wants To Sell You $1700 “Hip Hop” Clutch Bags

Gwyneth does it again. …

Robyn Pennacchia | July 28, 2015 - 6:00 pm

8 Rad Pieces From My Brand Soul Mate, Fly Art For Rad

Fly Art is the Tumblr brainchild of two women, Gisella and Toni, who have the art history background and pop cultural investment to be able to humorously pair classic artworks…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 12, 2014 - 10:30 am

An Open Letter To Iggy Azalea Regarding Her Appropriation Of Black Culture While Ignoring The Issues Faced By The Black Community

Dear Iggy Azalea,

I was a Black child of the ’90s who grew up on hip-hop and R&B. Some of my favorite adolescent memories were set to the…

Tiffanie Drayton | December 4, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Rapper/Model Yes Liv Can Releases Song About Not Hooking Up With Jay Z

Where to start with this one? Remember about a year ago, there were rumors that Jay Z had been flirting with a rapper/model who calls herself LIV (she also…

Jessica Wakeman | August 5, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Life Dream Status: Watch My Interview With “This Is Hot 97″‘s Old Man Ebro & Laura Stylez

There are two things that get me out of bed in the morning: a cup of coffee and Hot 97, New York City’s biggest and best hip hop station. For…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 14, 2014 - 6:06 pm

Watch Jimmy Fallon And Will Smith’s Evolution Of Hip Hop Dancing!

Jimmy Fallon made his “Tonight Show” debut last night in spectacular fashion. With the help of Will Smith, Jimmy lead us through the evolution of hip hop dancing and reminded…

Claire Hannum | February 18, 2014 - 12:20 pm

Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Hip Hop” Version Of “Achy Breaky Heart” Is Literally The Most Terrible Noise To Be Recorded In History

Everything about “Achy Breaky 2″ — the “hip hop” version of “Achy Breaky Heart” by the rapper Buck 22 and Billy Ray Cyrus — is an embarrassment to vibrations we…

Jessica Wakeman | February 12, 2014 - 11:40 am

This Busta Rhymes/Azealia Banks Remix Of Beyonce’s “Partition” Is Grimy Good

I’m not saying Beyonce’s original needed to be fucked with, but this remix, featuring Busta and Azealia’s even more explicit rhymes on top of “Partition”‘s sparse beat, is a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 10, 2014 - 11:40 am

Dolly Parton Raps Awkwardly On “The Queen Latifah Show”

Dolly Parton is a goddess who can do no wrong. But, um, this clip of her rapping on “The Queen Latifah Show” wearing a blonde Afro wig is cringe-inducingly…

Jessica Wakeman | October 18, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Nicole Richie Enters The Rap Game, World Sighs

Nicole Richie loves rap, but she wants rappers to rap about things she cares about. For her new occasional AOL video series “Candidly Nicole,” Richie visited rapper/producer Ebone Hoodrich, who…

Julie Gerstein | September 5, 2013 - 9:20 am

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Ebony Oshunrinde, 16-Year-Old Hip-Hop Producer

Here are some typical 16-year-old activities: Riding in cars with boys. Sneaking sips from your parents’ liquor cabinet behind the garage. Cutting class. Buying prom dresses. Dutifully making SAT vocab…

Megan Reynolds | July 9, 2013 - 9:40 am

Talib Kweli Talks About White Male Privilege In Hip Hop

Even Talib Kweli is, like, damn, that’s a cold-ass honky

Appearing this week on Vlad TV (aka “the TMZ of hip hop”), the Brooklyn-born rapper was asked…

Jessica Wakeman | June 6, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Watch ’90s Will Smith, Ice-T & Queen Latifah Rap About Earth Day

Guys, the ’90s! The best! Here’s a clip from a 1990 Earth Day special, featuring, oh, basically everyone who was famous in the ’90s. While the entire special is about…

Julie Gerstein | April 22, 2013 - 2:20 pm

T-Pain Thinks Everybody Needs To Chill With The Homophobia

– Despite what Snoop Dogg might say, rapper T-Pain thinks people need to get over their homophobia. Hopefully the “Buy You A Drink” rapper is right: maybe attitudes about…

Julie Gerstein | April 22, 2013 - 10:20 am

Drake Releases New Track, “Girls Love Beyonce,” Desperately Wants A Girlfriend

It’s hard times for Wheelchair Jimmy, you guys. The rapper Drake — also famous for his role on the Canadian teen show “Degrassi” — may be at the top of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 16, 2013 - 10:20 am
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