The Roots were a foundation of hip hop growing up in the 90s and are still leading the way into the next century. In the 7th annual Roots Picnic mixtape via Matthew Law you can hear some of the old school Roots’ vibes from jams like “Essaywhuman !!!!!” and “Things Fall Apart” given new life… Continue reading Listen to the ‘Roots Picnic’ Hip Hop Mixtape Now Available for Free Download
On the third Monday of every February, we celebrate President’s Day to honor George Washington’s birthday, the first president of the United States, and all the great leaders that came after him. While there aren’t any real photos of Washington since the camera wasn’t invented yet back then, we do have a fine collection here… Continue reading Celebrate President’s Day with Rare Photos of Presidents and Celebrities from Each Era
Without any Reasonable Doubt, Jay-Z’s music has helped lay the foundation and future of modern day hip hop. For decades, every time I would hear a new Jay-Z jam, I get “The Feeling” like it was the first time back in the day after hearing his debut album. While his music has adapted throughout the… Continue reading An Ode to Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt: A Scholar Written & Orchestral Approach to What Raised Us
Out of nowhere Beyoncé gave fans an early Christmas gift this year by releasing her fifth solo LP exclusively on iTunes. The self-titled “visual album” is comprised of 14 songs and 17 videos and is stacked with performances from the likes of Justin Timberlake, Drake, Frank Ocean, Pharrell, Timbaland and of course Beyonce’s hubby Jay… Continue reading Beyoncé Gives Fans a Visual Musical Gift
Many purists believe hip hop is dead, that the new music being produced today does not live up to the standards of its forefathers including Grandmaster Flash and The Sugar Hill Gang followed by acts like Rakim, A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul. And even though urban legends like Jay-Z are still putting… Continue reading Take a Look at ‘The City Under the City,’ the Insanely Good New Album by L’Orange & Stik Figa
Have you heard the new Beatles album yet? The Melker Project looks to bring together classic rock songs from legends like the Beatles and modern day hip hop choruses from stars that include Jay-Z, Nas and Macklemore over sick b-b-beats. The Skeetles album fuses your favorite songs and verses together. Check out the Biggie Small… Continue reading The Skeetles Project: Take a Classic Beatles Song and ‘Make it Better’
You’re about to land in music video heaven. Today Jay Z premiered the video for “Holy Grail” featuring Justin Timberlake and it’s as stunning as the song itself. Director Anthony Mandler left no detail unrevised, each scene a gloomy yet sparkling masterpiece within itself. The “Holy Grail” video risked a flop by reordering verses and… Continue reading Jay Z Premieres ‘Holy Grail’ Video Feat. Justin Timberlake on Facebook for 24 Hours
We all have problems, even a world famous rapper like Jay-Z is well known to have 99 of them. And artist Ali Graham is on a quest to illustrate all 99 Problems, one problem per day, combining funny lyrics and imagery in what earns my early vote for Tumblr of the year. Even though Jay-Z… Continue reading What if Jay-Z’s 99 Problems Were Illustrated?