When a new, hyped-up rapper appears on the charts, I play a game in which I compare a rapper with others on the charts and judge whether they positively contribute to the hip hop. I call that game "What's! Their! Niche!!!"
Today's contestant is ... Mac Miller from Pittsburgh! Come on dooown!
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Erykah BaduOn Friday morning, Vibe posted a length piece on Erykah Badu well worth the time if you have it--because, as part of the magazine's online "Full Clip" series, it's mostly just Badu on Badu, with the Dallas R&B star explaining her motivations, headspaces and conflicts with each and ... More >>
This week's DC9er takes you behind the booth with Dallas-based, hip-hop expert DJ A1. Having been exposed to DJ culture at a young age (back in the day, he used to tag along with his cousin, who was a DJ at the time), A1 entered his first DJ battle at age 16--and he came in second place. Not too ... More >>
All day yesterday, (via Twitter) Bonnaroo went ahead and announced its lineup for this year ordeal, which will take place June 10-13 in Manchester, Tennessee, and it's a pretty impressive lineup featuring the likes of Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, Dave Matthew Band, Kings of Leon and the Flaming Lips, w ... More >>
Mos Def and Jay Electronica House of BluesAugust 18, 2009Better than: Beating the line to the show's after party. Some artists perform for the audience. Others perform for themselves. And others? They're still finding their footing as performers at all. Make no mistake: Last night's show at the H ... More >>
Mattie StaffordQuia already offered her take on last night's Mos Def show at the House of Blues--and she stuck it out to the very end, unlike a good portion of the crowd.For another look at the show, though, we've got Mattie Stafford--who was right up front with her camera for Mos Def and Jay Ele ... More >>
At last, someone's figured out how to properly use Twitter: by providing a push-by-push account of a baby's birth. And, how fortunate for us, that special someone's a high-profile local -- none other than Erykah Badu, who yesterday welcomed her third child, a daughter, at 1:30 p.m. on the dot. Publi ... More >>