Melle Mel

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013 Like Chatroulette, But for Battle Rapping

    By Jonah Bromwich You enter the room and they're already there. Some of the names you recognize: Randa the Rhyma (45 wins), Gig@ntic (48 wins), and Novice Raps (53 wins). You've checked the boards obsessively, but you've only ever been here before anonymously, as a guest. This is your first appeara ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    BUZZ KILL: Fifteen Songs About What Happens To You When You Do Drugs.

    ​Good morning, potheads. Enjoy your wake and bake? Good, good, glad to hear it. We hope your early-morning sesh was, like, "totally killer."Where were we, you ask?Oh. About that. Well, sorry to "harsh your mellow" and all, but, um, some of us don't work behind the counter at the local head shop; w ... More >>

  • Music

    July 6, 2006

    The Beatdown

    Elite Force has the tech-funk résumé to deserve his overblown moniker

  • Music

    July 8, 2004

    Steal These Albums

    The 10 most radical hip-hop albums of all time, featuring Public Enemy, NWA and...Mos Def?

  • Music

    March 16, 2000

    Bug in your ear

    For 25 years, Bug Music has protected the rights of songwriters. In the process, it's gotten Willie Dixon's songs back from Led Zeppelin and transformed Iggy Pop into a TV commercial composer.