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Can’t hold a torch

Last weekend in the New York Times, Kalefa Sanneh began his review of the Allhiphop Week grand finale concert with this observation: It’s a new—and rather tiresome—ritual at hip-hop concerts in New York: one rapper after another huffs and puffs about ...

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Who is Saigon?

As revealed in a poll I'm currently running on my own site, Saigon is the third most popular mixtape rapper behind Papoose and Redman. Which is no small feat once you consider that Redman once put out albums like Whut? ...

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No old timers day in rap

I read somewhere last week that DMX's new album Year of the Dog...Again would be duking it out with the hits compilation (there were hits this summer?) Now That's What I Call Music 22 for the number one spot on ...

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