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Life After Death

J Dilla "Won't Do" from The Shining (2006) Excuse my insensitivity, but I swore to never watch another posthumous video after the unbearable “Pac’s Life.” Very few of them commemorate, while most simply try to profit from death. At least J Dilla’s ...

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Hip-Hop Is Dead

I'd give Nas' new Hip-Hop Is Dead the track by track treatment, but I figured I already more or less nailed it when I gave the ol' once over on my own site a few weeks ago. I'm just good ...

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Where You Been?

You RSS rascals may have noticed that the fine folks at xxlmag.com have not been too active lately? (Except for the hardest working double A on my plantation, Mr. Saturday Night—not Schoolly D). Like KRS, you may ask yourself, Why ...

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Where are they now?

You know, every week I do one of these posts where I mock some rapper for underperforming on this week's Billboard, and invariably one (if not many) of you d-bags responds with something along the lines of, Well, why should ...

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Blogging isn’t enough

  The new issue of Pound hit the streets this weekend. Some of you c-boys have been asking me to post a few of my print articles. You can download the PDF for the mag here. Check out my cover story ...

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