We recently noted some of the best clean versions of hip-hop songs, which got us thinking - what songs are so disturbing that they couldn't possibly exist as a clean version? Well, here you go. Artists choose to write shockingly upsetting music for a number of reasons: To express extreme emotions o ... More >>
The twittersphere has been all a-flutter with Kanyemania. A lot of cultural dialogue on social media has been in the vein of his new album, new baby, or new interview. Though you're probably dying to hear more opinions regarding these topics, we've decided to widen the focus a bit on #raptwitter thi ... More >>
It's a classic Valentine's Day dilema -- you've planned ahead, made the sweeping gestures, made eyes across a white tablecloth and now you're ready to express yourself with some good old fashioned parts-rubbing. Whatever you do, don't play any of these records.
In the last couple of years, the BET Hip-Hop Awards have proven to be the most ironic awards show on television. There's little to no merit in an artist actually taking home an award anymore, unless you get the I Am Hip Hop lifetime achievement honor. The most important accolade an artist can really ... More >>
Friday, March 2, at College Park Center, Arlington
At the end of last year, I took back misgivings I had about Drake since his studio debut, Thank Me Later, dropped a couple years back. One of reasons I changed my mind "aboat" the Canadian rapper was the title track from his sophomore album, Take Care, released last year. "Take Care" follows a chai ... More >>
BeckYesterday Beck announced that he had been "recording some tracks" with country singer Dwight Yoakam. And yeah, we guess we could kind of see that, as Beck has run the gamut of styles during his career, touching on hip-hop, electronic, folk, and mariachi. But, even though it makes sense when ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, February 26, 2009... Apparently DMX has decided not to follow the Lord. It seems he'd rather assault a police officer while he's up in that system. He's possibly looking at another eight years. After a very long hiatus, No Doubt  ... More >>
Blowfly nastifies a new genre: punk rock
Getting Up is a flawed but fascinating ode to graffiti 's early years.
Minister G. Craige Lewis has one goal: Get hip-hop out of the church. Forever.
Sunday, November 22, at Liquid Lounge
How Takahiro Omori defied his family, flew to Texas, slept in a van and made his crazy dream come true
Grand Champ (Def Jam)
DMX and Jet Li get down 2 Grave business
Today's music magazines suck up to celebs--and just plain suck
Steven Seagal fans won't even go for this lame hostage movie
Plus: On Top of the World, True Colors, Miller on a Mission
Hip-huh? Antipop Consortium doesn't expect you to get it at first.
Heaven Can Wait, but hell can't, for Down to Earth
Pounded by state regulators and rabbit-punched by promoters, the gladiators at Fighter's House struggle for legitimacy
Platinum records reward workaholic Cypress Hill producer Muggs
Rumors of De La Soul's imminent demise are proved untrue with the Art Official Intelligence series
Is Russell Simmons' 360HipHop.com the best hope to bring hip-hop culture onto the Internet?
Tricky with DJ Muggs and Grease
At 38, Public Enemy's Chuck D goes 'where no age has gone before'