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Dirty Hank and Reason tap the bottle and hit the mic
Local lyricists Dirty Hank and Reason revel in drunken debauchery all over The Monty Brogan EP (Poorly Drawn Recordings), released just last week and currently up for grabs as a free download through multiple sites (check the end of these words for lin
| February 24, 2012
Boston's Muckrock liberates Ol' Dirty Bastard's explosive FBI file
Muckrock has done it again. The Boston-based web startup, a two-man team that simplifies the process of submitting Freedom of Information Act queries, managed to get...
| January 13, 2012
I haven’t come hereto academically justify West Coast credos about assimilating hoes into housewives. Instead I’ve come to mourn the commercialization of misogynistic rap lyrics.
Hip-Hop Misogyny: It Ain’t What It Used To Be
| July 24, 2009
Britney Spears and Michael Jackson fight it out
Cue up track six on the new Britney (Jive) and prepare yourself for the Technicolor disco flash-back of the year, swooning string section, chunky Nile Rodgers guitar riff, and all. The song's called "Anticipating," and it captures the most famous 19-yea
| July 03, 2009
N.A.S.A. | The Spirit of Apollo
I could fill up my allotted space by simply listing the plethora of cameos, not to mention incongruous match-ups, stuffed within this Benetton ad of a debut by Squeak E. Clean and DJ Zegan, a/k/a N.A.S.A.
| February 18, 2009
Ol' Dirty's dirty side
Sometimes it takes an outsider to understand the inside.
Jaime Lowe's Life and Death of ODB
| January 06, 2009
Wu-Tang Clan's essential flavor
Fortune magazine once estimated that Michael Jordan has fueled our economy to the tune of $10 billion. Wu-Tang Clan are responsible for the careers of about that many MCs.
Lupo's, January 2, 2009
| January 06, 2009
Rebirth of a prince
I recently took the Greyhound to Montreal for a RZA concert.
Digging RZA in 36 steps
| August 19, 2008
Too legit to quit
The early word on Wu-Tang Clan’s new 8 Diagrams is that it will rip the group apart at the seams.
Wu-Tang Clan and Ghostface Killah
| December 31, 2007
Pharrell's greatest hits
From Wreckx-N-Effect to Fam-Lay
Fourteen years of rumpshaking beats
| August 22, 2006
Nelly Furtado’s not the first pop diva to embark on a lucrative hip-hop detour.
Hip-hopped-up hits from Deborah Harry to Gwen Stefani
| June 20, 2006
The 100 worst lyrics of all time
"My lovely lady lumps," "She's my cherry pie," and other phrases that make you go "Ewwww."
It's in your hands, America
BILL JENSEN AND RYAN STEWART
| April 20, 2006
“For those who don't know me, I’m known for using soul music,” Ghostface proclaimed. “I get a lot of pussy for it too.”
Fishscale or no Fishscale , Ghostface gets a lot of pussy
| April 15, 2006
The GZA and DJ Muggs
GZA is often cast as the Wu-Tang Clan’s battle-scarred intellectual, older and wiser than his eight charismatic partners in rhyme.
A taste of Wu Tang
SIMON W. VOZICK-LEVINSON
| March 14, 2006
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