I can remember the exact moment when I realized that mainstream hip-hop had passed me by. It was when I heard Drake’s So Far Gone.
“[Eminem] seems to revel in the ways that he can break and reshape the laws of the language.” – Adam Bradley, Book of Rhymes Eminem is one of the all-time greats, a surefire future hall of famer. He’s one of the most commercially successful musicians ever, the second highest-selling singles artist of all time with over 220Continue reading “Ranking Eminem’s Albums”
If it’s going to take years for something to happen, it better be worth the wait. With that in mind, for my first podcast appearance, I was lucky to have the opportunity to talk about my absolutely favorite album, Wu-Tang Forever.
After four decades, it’s hard to create a hip-hop project that doesn’t sound like everything else that has come before it while also maintaining the elements of what has made the music endure and grow for so long. Sometimes, though, an album finds a new space that hasn’t been plundered yet. A World Only Gods Know,Continue reading “A Musical Trip Through the Cosmos – Alpha & Scorcese’s “A World Only Gods Know” Reviewed”
Of all the conversations and debates surrounding the best of the best in hip-hop — MC’s, groups, producers, labels — perhaps the most difficult to ascertain is what is the greatest year in hip-hop history. Let’s answer it with a 16-slot bracket tournament.
Occasionally, it takes time to recognize greatness.
I have a confession to make: I didn’t love Enter the Wu-Tang [36 Chambers] the first time I heard it. Actually, I kinda sorta didn’t even like it. I know that’s like the Pope saying he didn’t dig the Bible the first time he read it, but it’s true.
It’s been an interesting year for all of us, but for me, this was even more true.
If someone were to ask you to describe Revival, Eminem’s ninth studio album, in just a few words, how would you do it?
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”