Filed under: Jersey? Sure!,No Country For Old (Rap) Men,Not Your Average,The 90's Files,Web Work
Written by: Robbie Ettelson
Looking for the fountain of rap youth…
Looking for the fountain of rap youth…
Pete Rock loves his food. So much so that he’s never let a pesky phone interview get in the way of his looking after the needs of his stomach. Back in 2008, while I attempted to extract some slivers of information from him for a cover feature for Hip Hop Connection magazine, the Soul Brother # 1 proceeded to chow down on an entire order of Chinese take-out while he fielded questions, noisily chewing into the mouthpiece like a bored boom-bap bovine. Six years later, I catch him between flights en route to Australia to play a series of club dates with DJ Premier, and the lure of the airport food lounge proved too much before he’d even made it halfway through my allotted ten minutes. Nevertheless, he did share a couple of interesting tidbits about his early days, which is what we’re here for anyway.
I really went above and beyond the call of duty on this one.
The article where I compare Nick Cannon‘s career to Homeboys From Outer Space.
A look at the greatest Sunday night in the history of #Str8Flourishment. Don’t forget to tip DP’s Pra’Li account a little something something if you became part of the 65% Nation.
The Mobb and Nas look back at their glory days, but what lies ahead for these QB legends?
Welcome to the Schoolboy
Era Error, as Kendrick Lamar‘s pal falls to pieces before our eyes.
Nas has escaped the kufi category at last, but does this mean he should make a track with Cam’Ron to celebrate?
Last week, the rap world celebrated the third annual “Dilla Day.” Here are some other folk who also deserve that kind of attention…
Throwing shots at these guys is like shooting fish in a barrel, but why should that spoil the fun?
Don’t sweat the (Grammys) Technique…
Melachi The Nutcracker‘s legacy lives on through Evidence and Alchemist‘s raps…
Teen Wolf 3 is only a matter of time at this point.
Is reality TV the only answer for aging rapper dudes?
Once again I draw apon my incredible predictive powers to break down what the future holds. Bonus prediction that was cut for “political reasons”:
A$AP Mob record a song called “Hoe Era” which features a 100 bar verse ghost written by Cannibus and results in a brawl between the two crews the following week at a GQ party, resulting in one of Rocky’s favorite pairs of black stockings getting a ladder and guava juice ruining Joey’s latest Stussy tee. As things begin to escalate, Marc Ecko calls for a sit-down at Complex HQ before anybody catches a nerf arrow to the eye.
Pass the pacifier.
That shit I don’t like.
When Nas dedicated “Loco-Motive” to “all my 90’s dreaded N-word”, he had no idea of the floodgates that were about to open. Not that throwback rap is anything new, but things have apparently gotten to the stage where the Pro Era crew are now claiming that no one outside of the Beast Coast collective is allowed to shamelessly pander to nineties hip-hop nostalgia. After A$AP Mob dropped a track called “Trillmatic” the other day, over an a-typical vibed-out beat and featuring a blistering contribution from Method Man, Joey Bada$$’ manager felt a type of way and aired out the following on Twitter: “Love to see more rappers bite the pro era swank. Good shit Nast. Smh lol whats new with these “New York” negus?” To which Nast replied: “style jacking who my nigguh. 1990 born up you got us fucked up my g need to talk whatchu know” , followed by this more incenidary remark: “I GOTTA SHOW DEZ LIL NIGGUHS HOW TO REP THE 90’s FOR REAL” Roffle Harris.
Here’s the guide to acceptable sanging according the to Conservative Rap Coalition guidelines, which are as narrower than the street of Spreuerhofstraße in Reutlingen, Germany.
Trinidad James trolled New York rap. Why do they keep taking the bait?
Boycotting Rap Dummy will make you more attractive to women and give you six years good luck.
This week I purchased my first digital release ever. Cue comments involving “Fuck Mp3’s!” and “Vinyl Forever!”.
The Bland MC continues his reign of crippling mediocrity outchea…
Listening to those old KRS tapes this week was kinda a big deal…