“I never thought of losing, but now that it’s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That’s my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life.” — Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali was “The Greatest.” Everyone knows that, but there’s something that seems to be lost inContinue reading “All of the Greats Take Losses”
For most of the ’90s, there was really only one hip-hop magazine that truly mattered.
He was regaled as the future of lyricism.
Let us all bow our heads and take a moment to remember the hip-hop soundtrack.
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.
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: LL CoolContinue reading “Flashback Friday Flop: “14 Shots to the Dome””
My daughter is only three, but I often worry about her.
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: Canibus’s Can-I-BusContinue reading “Flashback Friday Flop: “Can-I-Bus””
I’m going into Manhattan for a close friend’s birthday party tomorrow night. I’ve lived here for over a year and I’m only a half-hour train ride from Penn Station, but I still have only gone into NYC a handful of times. It’s weird.
Although he’s now know more for acting and hosting, LL Cool J is one of the greatest artists in hip-hop history and he used to put on a hell of a show. This performance of “Mama Said Knock You Out” on Showtime at the Apollo is nothing short of fantastic. Christopher Pierznik is the authorContinue reading “LL Cool J – “Mama Said Knock You Out” Live on “Showtime at the Apollo” ”