Such is the beauty of Rap. You can take on any topic and make songs about it. You can rap about your life, love, history (Biz Markie made a song about pickin’ boogers), or you can make a song about working out.

Or an album. The first one that comes…


That’s a quote. Redman was at a Hot 97 interview in modern times referencing a character from a 1967 (play)/1970 (tv show) wherein two characters, the straight-laced and neat Felix Unger and the slovenly and sloppy Oscar Madison become roommates after divorce.

Who but Redman would make such a comparison…


All the way up until he returned to the essence, Melvin Van Peebles shunned being categorized as a maker of Blaxploitation film. Sweet was an independent film with every damn thing done by Van Peebles.

Conversely, Gamble and Huff ain’t make . They made that…


Once upon a time if you told someone that you were vegetarian, they just assumed that you ate salads for breakfast lunch and dinner. And if you went out to eat that wasn’t too far off.

Then there was soy. But soy of favor. Now and…


America, a country of 329 million people, ranked fourth in the world in size is really like an island. What’s important to Americans? Whatever is going on in America. What’s popular? Whatever Americans are told.

One of the biggest handicaps — language. Speak anything beyond English, the American gets insulted…even…


If Kid Cudi was the beginning, this is where we are now. When Cudi spoke on his mental state it was revolutionary. Now doing so is de rigueur. What and did would have been unthinkable a generation ago.

Mental health has become a part of the…


I never understood Harlem. People speak like Harlem as if it’s its own Borough. It’s not. It’s just 1.4 of Manhattan’s 22.82 square miles. But it’s another world. They’re just different. You know Harlem when you see it.

So it should come as no surprise to anyone that Cam’ron was…


The song wasn’t even supposed to be for public consumption. It’s a song that even my Mom and Dad know — two people that have limited knowledge of Rap. And it may be one of the Brentwood, Long Island artist’s most popular songs.

Erick Sermon don’t need an introduction —…


I had no name association. Her videos were in that shared to death on Facebook category. Young girl in passenger seat rapping to familiar beats? Cool. But I never really thought of her career. But once I looked, it made sense.

The child star has been a staple of the…


If you were seventeen in 2007, it’s highly likely that you didn’t know the voice or the song. That is, until hooked up his Roland MV 8000 and flipped the famous line, “I get money, money I got.”

That was a dog whistle for Gen X’rs. The voice was…

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