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 >>
Reality shows and social media over the last 20 years have obviously altered the landscape of pop culture and entertainment. Those two mediums have also had an enormous effect on the musical evolution of drummer Keith Reber. Back in 2004, he had his first taste of fame as a bassist in the metal band ... More >>
iTz VaNiLla IcE, y'ALl!It's coming: This weekend, in a video starring Dallas' Own Rob Van Winkle (aka Vanilla Ice), the Insane Clown Posse announced the lineup for its annual Gathering of The Juggalos event, which this year will run August 11 - 14 in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois.What's kind of crazy, t ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, January22, 2010...Mystikal has been released from prison after six years. Finally, even unborn babies get to listen to the iPod! Conan O'Brien sticks it to NBC with the help of the Rolling Stones. Suck it, Leno.
Haven't had enough Wu-Tang merchandise? Now there's a book.
Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams plan for the revenge of the N.E.R.D.
Har Mar Superstar insists that his ribald R&B is no joke--it just sounds like one
Blood is Thicker Than Water (AMC/Major Money Entertainment)
In Search of N.E.R.D. (Virgin)
Broken Silence (Def Jam)
Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo are revolutionary producers. Now they're doing it for themselves.
For Hydroponic Sound System, mixing hip-hop with everything else is just Routine Insanity
Selected Notes on Music, 2000