“Who had the last verse you was always waitin’ for?” Every time you heard an Onyx song, you knew it was coming.
Let us all bow our heads and take a moment to remember the hip-hop soundtrack.
Welcome back to the latest edition of Flashback Friday Flop, a weekly feature in which I examine a hip-hop album from years ago that was considered a flop, either critically or commercially or both, when it was released and see if it has gotten better – or worse – over time. This week: The LOX’sContinue reading “Flashback Friday Flop: “Money, Power & Respect””
Originally, Murder Inc. was to be the name of a supergroup comprised of Jay-Z, DMX, and Ja Rule. All three were signed to Def Jam (through their own imprints of Roc-A-Fella, Ruff Ryders, and Murder Inc.) and had known one another for years. They appeared in each other’s videos, shouted out one another, and performedContinue reading “Murder Inc.: The Supergroup That Never Was”
My daughter is only three, but I often worry about her.
“Class of nine-eight, my fellow graduates / Well-known savages” – Nature, “Fire” A seismic shift occurred in hip-hop in 1998.
I’m stoked that Halloween is on a Saturday this year.
What began as a simple roundtable discussion with some up and coming rappers quickly turned into a cypher.