Ja Rule

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2014

    Which New Dallas Old-School Hip-Hop Station Should You Listen To?

    Since early Saturday morning, the people of Dallas are momentarily retiring their auxiliary cables and tuning into not one, but two new radio stations, both specializing in a virtually untested format. As we reported Monday, both Boom 94.5 FM and Hot 93.3 FM made an unprovoked about-face early Satur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    11 Things That Need To Happen At My Funeral

    Editor's Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book. In his new column, he writes about his life and times. Earlier this week, I went to the funeral of a person that I cared about. While I am of course hap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    The Five Greatest Clean Versions of Your Favorite Hip-Hop Songs

    July's over, and as we enter the dog days of summer, it's time to pack up the kids and head on that great family road trip. As wonderful as it is to bond with one another over hours spent in the car, it's should be noted how more and more adults have been diagnosed as being Kidz Bop-intolerant. Yes, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Top 100 Most Annoying Summer Songs

    Shut up, Jimmy Buffett.​You know what really gives us the summertime blues? "Summertime Blues," not to mention other maddening summer hits like "All I Wanna Do," "Margaritaville" or the shotgun-in-mouth-inducing "Hot Hot Hot." It's bad enough global warming is cooking the planet like a plastic cu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2007

    No Sweat, Alan Peppard, Gotcha Covered

    We of the rather casual bent here at Unfair Park have some hoity-toity contacts in the world of seeing and being seen. And don’t even try, because these sources will remain nameless so as to protect their scandalously aloof (yet observing) roll in the scene ... for our sake, naturally. As in, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2006

    Jay-Z Wants to "Murder Jesus"?

    It's nice to know my good buddy G. Craige Lewis is alive and well, preaching the evils of hip-hop to the Japanese. I heard he hated my story on him, which I couldn't really figure out since every other e-mail I got about the piece came from some preacher who wanted to book him to smash up some Ja Ru ... More >>

  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    Street Heat

    Dallas rap radio is the pits, but saving it would only take two hours a week

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Hip-hop's Public Enemy

    Minister G. Craige Lewis has one goal: Get hip-hop out of the church. Forever.

  • Music

    April 28, 2005


    Hotel (V2 Records)

  • Film

    January 20, 2005

    Unlucky 13

    This Assault attacks the original and does no damage

  • Music

    January 1, 2004

    Wake Up!

    A year-end rant or rave for the rap music industry

  • Music

    August 21, 2003

    N.E.R.D. Alert

    Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams plan for the revenge of the N.E.R.D.

  • Music

    June 19, 2003
  • Music

    March 13, 2003

    Still Alright

    Enjoying Life on Other Planets, Supergrass grows up, but not old

  • Music

    February 20, 2003

    50 Cent

    Get Rich or Die Tryin' (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)

  • Music

    February 6, 2003

    Various Artists

    Music from the Motion Picture Biker Boyz (DreamWorks)

  • News

    January 23, 2003

    Beat the Rap

    Suburban cops to kids: Turn that rap stuff down

  • Music

    January 2, 2003

    Big in Bahrain

    Taken from 35 Marines ages 18-23

  • Music

    January 2, 2003

    End Hits

    Now that's what I call music

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    Saint Etienne

    Finisterre (Mantra/Beggars Banquet)

  • Film

    November 14, 2002

    Half Bad

    Steven Seagal fans won't even go for this lame hostage movie

  • Music

    November 7, 2002

    The Thin Line

    Jurassic 5 knows the difference between hip-hop and rap

  • Culture

    October 24, 2002

    True Dat

    A Run-act play starring the Simmons brothers, Russell and the Rev

  • Music

    August 29, 2002


    Lord Willin' (Star Trak/Arista)

  • Music

    June 13, 2002

    Raphael Saadiq

    Instant Vintage (Universal)

  • Music

    December 6, 2001

    Maxwell, Angie Stone

    December 7 and 8

  • Music

    October 26, 2000

    PJ Harvey

    Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea (Island Records)