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Swizz Beatz
Recognize A Playa

“CUE UP THAT EIGHT-MINUTE JOINT!” Twelve songs deep into previewing his new project, Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean looks like a kid on Christmas. Nestled into his “lucky room,” Studio E of Midtown Manhattan’s famed Sony Music Studios, on this March ...

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When It All Falls Down…

It’s not like I want to see people losing. It doesn’t give me any measure of satisfaction and it certainly doesn’t make me any wealthier either, but, being the fan of entertainment that I am at least there is ...

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Free Akon

Around the time the last Akon album came out, he did a buncha interviews in which he claimed that his full name is Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam. In fact, it even says ...

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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Strength & Loyalty

Before Paul Wall ever chiseled his first grill, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony were the people’s champs. Unveiled in 1994 by rap legend Eazy-E, Cleveland’s five-man rapping whirlwind (Krayzie, Layzie, Wish, Bizzy and Flesh-N-Bone) gradually amassed a large following, starting with their groundbreaking ...

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