Growing up in the Philly area, there is a constant underlying feeling of inferiority, like a little brother, in regards to New York City, particularly within the realm of hip-hop.
Whether personally, professionally, or creatively, you’ve probably had a project or plan fail miserably, even beyond your wildest fears and worst-case scenarios. In fact, you’ve probably had more than one. I certainly have. While there may be a natural tendency to wallow in our misery, it’s important not to let that failure derail us. They sayContinue reading “From 12 Copies Sold to 10 Million — The Evolution of The Fugees”
Unlike many of my fellow suburban high school students, I didn’t attend concerts.
My birthday is Monday.
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: Fugees’ BluntedContinue reading “Flashback Friday Flop: “Blunted on Reality””
Much like the NBA, the Grammys have a complicated relationship with hip-hop. Decisions like Young MC’s “Bust a Move” winning over Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power” have led many to believe that those who vote on the Grammys have no clue about real hip-hop.
What began as a simple roundtable discussion with some up and coming rappers quickly turned into a cypher.