“All you n—s that said that I turned pop, or The Firm flopped/Y’all are the reason that Dre ain’t been getting no sleep” – Dr. Dre, “Forgot About Dre”
Nas and The Notorious B.I.G. are two of the greatest rappers in history.
“Only Christopher we acknowledge is Wallace”
For my second piece for England’s The Musical Outcast, I analyze the idea of “real” hip-hop. Continue reading… Christopher Pierznik is the author of eight books, all of which can be purchased in paperback and Kindle. His work has appeared on XXL, Cuepoint, Business Insider, The Cauldron, and many more. He has been quoted on BuzzfeedContinue reading “Sorry, But There’s No Such Thing as “Real Rap””
I’m always interested in an artist’s process – where they work, how they develop ideas, what tools and technology they use. Looking at Eminem’s pages, I’m fascinated how these turn into fully formed songs.
Thanks for stopping by. So, with the start of October, I decided to try something new.
On the set of Jay-Z’s “Dead Presidents” video, they drank Cristal and played Monopoly with real money. Along with Jay and his crew were AZ, Smoothe Da Hustla, and The Notorious B.I.G.
Over the past thirty years, there have been a lot of books written about hip-hop. It seems that any idiot with a laptop has not only written a book on the subject, but also a sequel.
For my first guest post on England’s The Musical Outcast, I chose a dream team of rappers that would form Voltron to create the perfect MC. Continue reading…