Doo Wop just blessed with a dope new mixtape full of quality Chick Rap:
The Women of Strength Foundation founded by Tashera Simmons (wife of DMX) was established to assist and support women and children who have suffered from abandonment, homelessness, drug addiction, domestic violence and other social conflicts. Women of Strength intends to lend not only financial support but also much need emotional support as well.
Welcome new contributor Max Angeles to the team. I don’t know much about her other than the fact that she fux with ‘Anchorman’, Tragedy records and almost died of alcohol poisoning last week. Sounds like a born Unkut Dot Com trooper…
Let me just say a few things about working at the Fat Beats store – I remember interning for them as early as when they had moved out the second floor of XTRA LARGE and into a well established hip hop institution on Melrose in LA.
Fat Beats LA had a much more rustic, garage studio feel to it. With limited edition posters of albums and artists plastered on every corner prompting all kinds of tourists to just whip out their cameras and take mad pictures. That shit was always annoying to me. We tagged our labels and arranged EP’s and LP’s our own way. regulars and real hip hop heads knew how to navigate throughout the store. If you saw a RZA single, you’d most likely find 4th Disciple in its vicinity. That’s how it worked. The ones who didn’t get it, were usually the ones that didn’t know who House Shoes, Rhettmatic, or DJ Soup was. (more…)
Funny thing is, a lot of DJ’s rap better than rappers. Not all of them though, as DJ Jazzy Jeff, Grandmaster Dee from Whodini, Eric B. and Kay Slay have taught us, but a lot of them. Not to mention all the MC’s who began their careers on the wheels of steel such as Redman, Big Daddy Kane and Run. Here are ten of the better examples… (more…)
Over the course of his extensive career being the boards, DJ Premier has served-up some knockin’ tracks to a handful of chick rappers. Here are a selection of the best and worst of these (Heather Hunter gets a pass, obviously).
It’s only right that in memory of Ike we take a look at two cover versions of the Geto Boys classic that flipped his track from the Tough Guys soundtrack. The Marxmen can do no wrong, as they ‘snatch it back’ in fine form here, while the Ghetto Girlz deliver some chick rap ignorance that makes me want to dig out some BWP records for some reason.
M.O.P - ‘Nine & Two Clips’
Ghetto Girlz - ‘My Man’s Playing Tricks On Me’
Geto Boys ‘My Minds Playing Tricks On Me’ video: (more…)
Internet soldiers: Your boy is back. That’s right, it’s YN. Text a friend to text a friend. And thanks to the homie Robbie Ettelson, we got a special thing goin’ on. It’s called Hard Body Female Spit Vol. 1 – aka 16 tracks of feminine fire that my Australian mate and I cooked up through hip-hop anecdote–filled AIM exchanges. That’s right, we picked it and we can back it up later as we explain to you smart dumb cats why all these cuts made the cut. Now, I know the question you inquiring asses are asking yourselves: Why are we blessing you masses with these audio classics? Well as usual YN’s got some shit to hawk. (Aaron Pryor Forever!)
Yup, the former heavyweight champ of hip-hop journalism is back on your idiot box. The ego trip crew who brought you John Brown and Persia are back with ego trip’s Miss Rap Supreme. If you haven’t heard by now, it’s an all-female rap reality show that’ll really knock your socks off. Catfights? CK! Lesbo action? CK! Heart, passion, and flashes of true lyrical skills? Triple check.
Now I don’t know what continent you scuff your Timbs on, but it airs on VH1 tonight at 10pm EST (That’s Eastern Standard Time, not the Acknickulous One from the land of the cheese steaks). So in closing, that’s simply what the business is. Listen to some good music this afternoon and watch my show this evening. Shit, it don’t cost you nothing. Nada-nada-nada-not-a-damn-thing. Both things are Free like the big-booty lady who used to be on BET. Who says Monday’s suck? (more…)