The Hip Hop Fan Gift Guide
If you're anything like us, scrambling for Christmas (or Hanukkah) gifts on Dec. 23 is the norm. It doesn't have to be that way though, especially if you’re shopping for hip-hop heads. We’ve got your back with some gift ideas for the hip hop fans that can’t get enough, based on their favorite artists. Feel free to send it someone as a not so subtle hint. Swipe/click through the gallery for gift inspiration for fans of Drake, Gucci Mane, Joey Bada$$, 21 Savage, Skepta and many more.
Martin Shkreli Is About To Drop A Rap Album
Martin Shkreli, poster boy for Big Pharma, textbook narcissist, and owner of Wu-Tang Clan’s $2 million album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, took to Twitter on Friday to share his plans to release a rap album.
Ghostface Killah & Raekwon Announce U.S. Tour
There aren't many albums as great as Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, and there are even fewer sequels as great as Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II, add that to the plenty of other classic material between Raekwon and Ghostface, and you're sure to get a very solid setlist -- and you'll have a chance to experience it very soon.
The 5 Best Storytelling Rap Songs From The '90s
Storytelling is the second oldest profession, after prostitution. As the oral tradition evolved, it reached new heights in '90s hip hop, an era that place an emphasis on lyricism -- ideally #bars not for the sake of #bars, but #bars for the sake of humor, drama, or social critique. Obviously, tough decisions were made as we whittled this list down to five. Do you agree with our choices? Check out our honorable mentions below and click through the gallery for the top five storytelling rap songs of the '90s.
10 Rappers Who Sound Like Other Rappers
As soon as the "If Young Metro don't trust you, I'ma shoot you" drop appeared in the middle of Kanye's MSG performance last week, an audible "Damn..." came from the crowd seated in the theater with me. 'A Ye and Future song?!', we all asked ourselves, struggling to calculate just how many flame emojis we'd have to use when describing the track to those who missed the listening session. That little soundbite was indeed Nayvadius Wilburn's voice, but the verse that followed was not, though it might not have been until after the show concluded that you realized it.
10 Surprising Credits On Kanye West's "The Life Of Pablo"
Kanye West's The Life of Pablo has finally arrived, and it's about as good as anyone could've expected. Agitated fans are starting to forgive Kanye for his ridiculous antics throughout the convoluted and unpredictable album rollout. The anticipation really started to build three weeks ago, when Kanye shared the first copy of a handwritten tracklist for his upcoming album, then-titled SWISH. There were 10 tracks listed, and at the bottom of the page appeared the words "KYLIE WAS HERE."
Martin Shkreli To Ghostface Killah: "Without Me, You're Nothing"
Martin Shkreli had a few drinks last night and decided to record a video in which he threatened Ghostface Killah and demanded that Ghostface apologize for calling him the "Michael Jackson nose kid."
Ghostface Killah Calls Martin Shkreli A Shithead; Shkreli Responds
In one of the wackiest stories of 2015, the man who submitted the winning $2 million bid for Wu-Tang's one-of-a-kind album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin was none other than Martin Shkreli, the since-disgraced pharmaceutical executive best known for raising the pri
Biggest Beefs Of 2015
What's beef? Well, whatever it is, it sure has changed over the years. Beef is what ultimately lead to the murders of two contenders for 'best rapper ever.' In 2015, beef consists mostly of Twitter smack-talk and occasionally a diss track or two.
Ghostface Killah Says Joint Project With Doom Could Be Dropping In February
Even with the sequel to Twelve Reasons To Die in rotation, Ghostface Killah apparently still has a ton of new music on the way for us. Sitting down with Lets Link Radio recently, the Wu Tang member revealed that he’s working on a new project with Tragedy Khadafi & Killah Priest called The Power Of Attraction, along with Supreme Clientele 2. However that’s not all of it either as Ghost also reminded us that his long-awaited project with MF Doom could also be coming in February too!
Action Bronson Confronted By Wu-Tang Affiliate; Ghostface Killah Responds
Action Bronson and Ghostface Killah got into a little tiff last month after Action responded to a Ghostface comparison on ESPN by saying “he’s not rapping like this no more.” However, Action quickly recognized his choice words and offered up an apology on twitter, but Ghostface
Classic Rotation: Raekwon "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx"
Throughout the 90s, the Wu-Tang Clan had an all-star run of releases, both as a group and as solo artists. Jumpstarted by 36 Chambers and followed by Method Man’s Tical and Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s Return to the 36 Chambers, Raekwon’s collaborative Only Built 4 Cuban Linx was primed for greatness.
10 Rappers Who Have Used Ghostwriters
Early yesterday morning, Meek Mill revealed to the world that Drake's verse on "R.I.C.O." was co-written by a guy named Quentin Miller.
Azealia Banks Wants To See Action Bronson "Get Fucked Up" Following Ghostface Apology
Action Bronson and Azealia Banks went back-and-forth on Twitter a few months back, and despite making some crude remarks over something a fan said (he mistakenly assumed it was Azealia herself), Bronson failed to make a public apology, something Banks took him to task for.
Ghostface Killah Says He Doesn't Accept Action Bronson's Apology
After responding to a Ghostface Killah comparison by saying "he's not rapping like this no more,” Action Bronson ate his words yesterday following a much-discussed video response from Tony Starks himself. He sent out the following tweets apologizing for his statement:
Ghostface Killah Goes In On Action Bronson: "I Gave You A Grace Period"
Action Bronson has been getting comparisons to Ghostface Killah since the beginning of his career, but just as the critique seemed to fade away, it's been reignited by Ghostface himself. Earlier this year, Ghost admitted that he'd heard a Bronson song, and actually thought it was one of his own verses. It was brought up once again on Bronson's appearance on SportsNation, where he suggested Ghost wasn't come as hard as him at this point in his career, “He’s not rapping like this no more,” he said, "just being honest."
Review: Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge's "12 Reasons To Die II"
The members of Wu-Tang Clan have always made songs that sort of play out like the soundtrack for some NYC-meets-Tokyo urban Kung Fu flick, but with 12 Reasons To Die II, Ghostface and company take the concept record route to develop a fine-tuned project.
Stream Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge's "Twelve Reasons To Die II"
Ghostface Killah's new album will be one of the very first released on a Friday, scheduled to drop next week on July 10th. Still, you won't have to wait 'til then to hear the prolific Wu-Tang rapper's new effort, Twelve Reasons To Die II, which he has made available to stream today.
10 Best Hip-Hop Crews Of All Time
The hip hop crew is an essential part of success. Whether big or small, every rapper has an entourage. Sometimes it's full of rappers, and other times it's just his buddies from back in the day, nonetheless, weak links in a crew can water down the crew as a whole-- something we took into consideration when crafting this list. You have the multimedia approach that Odd Future takes, and also the full-on lyrical assault that Wu-Tang Clan makes. Both are great crews, but who would comprise a list of the best rap crews of all time?
Ghostface Killah & DOOM Set To Premiere New Music During Live Performance
The III Points Festival at Mana Wynwood in Miami isn't until October, but attendees have a lot to look forward too, as announced in a press release today. Ghostface and MF DOOM will team up as DOOMStarks, and perform unheard material.