Lyrical lashes to prepare for Saturday's real life knock-out blows.
To help you celebrate your Christmas while maintaing the hip-hop on your playlist, we're providing you with 20 jams that have surfaced over the years, from vintage to brand new, that all contain a reference to today in some way or another.
Although there's nothing quite like a dope instrumental, lyricism is arguably the most important aspect of hip-hop, despite the fact that many contemporary artists are out of touch with the the craft.
Eminem Speaks On Success Of "Hi My Name Is," Not Compromising "Lyrical Integrity" Nov 19, 2013 at 06:12pm 273 Views
Eminem sat down with Zane Lowe for an extensive interview following the release of the Marshall Mathers LP 2. During the second part of the interview, which was released today, Em talks about his ability to make hugely successful records, although they may not be your typical 'pop' records lyrics-wise (as Marshall says, he never compromised "lyrical integrity").
National Music Publishers Association Sends Take-Down Notices To 50 Unlicensed Lyrics Sites Nov 12, 2013 at 11:25am 3,674 Views
Audio certainly isn't the only aspect of music that's copyrighted, and lyrics are no exception. As reported by billboard.com, it seems The National Music Publishers Association has issued take-down notices to 50 lyrics sites believed to be operating without proper licensing. These notices require the sites in question to either obtain licenses or remove all copyrighted content.
Along with emceeing, DJing and breakdancing, graffiti is one of the four fundamental elements of hip-hop, and it's been an integral part of the culture since the beginning. Films such as Charlie Ahearn's Wild Style and Stan Lathan's Beat Street helped define this vivid form of expression in the 80s, and it's since grown into an international phenomenon.
Lupe Fiasco's release schedule is hard to keep track of. After cancelling Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt 2, Lupe revealed plans to record a new project, titled Tetsuo & Youth. We haven't heard much about that album in a minute, and as of yesterday, Fiasco has announced yet another project (that may or may not be related), which he says will be arriving next month.
It's almost safe to say that Migos' "Versace" track is up for song of the summer. The infectious hit has already been remixed by Drake, Meek Mill, Tyga, and many more. The latest to add to that list? How 'bout Frank Ocean, well sort of.
Jay-Z Previews "Holy Grail" Lyrics Featuring Justin Timberlake [Update: Jay Previews "FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt" Lyrics] Jul 3, 2013 at 09:39pm 273 Views
Jay-Z continues to do things differently for the rollout leading up to his new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. In anticipation of a Justin Timberlake collaboration titled "Holy Grail," which we'll be receiving in full tomorrow, Hov has decided to let go some of the track's lyrics.
Courtney Love Allows Jay-Z To Use Lyrics From Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Jun 21, 2013 at 05:18pm 16,906 Views
Jay-Z's upcoming new album was announced basically two weeks prior to its release, which doesn't give much time for promo leading up to it, at least in the usual way of things. Hov and Ye both seem set on doing things differently this time around.
J. Cole is usually quite conscious and aware of current socio-political issues on his tracks. He's not usually one to swear excessively or use slurs in his music. Thus fans may have been caught offguard when the Cole World rapper used the word "faggot" in a track off his new album, Born Sinner.
Quick, who was the first pick in the 1992 NBA Draft? Here’s a hint, “not a Christian Laettner, not Alonzo Mourning.” Any 90s child NBA/rap fan has heard this line from Shaq on Fu-Schnickens’ infectious 1993 jam “What’s Up Doc?
After his recent lyrical mishap, Rick Ross is having more issues. This time around Rocko spoke about having Rick Ross being taken off his record, "U.O.E.N.O.", for growth on the radio air waves.Rocko called up Hot 97's Ebro and K Foxx this morning and talked about his recent controversial record "U.O.E.N.O.".
There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions. Keep in mind, these are the most noteworthy words of the week, not necessarily the best.
"Lyrics bleed from my mind state / Elevate my mind and watch it rise like the crime rate."–Logic, Walk On By There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked (with the exception of diss tracks like Pitbull's "Welcome to Dade County"). This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really
Lil Wayne’s recent Emmett Till reference has drawn a lot of attention and negative feedback as even Till’s family has issued a statement with their disappointment. The lyric appears on Future’s “Karate Chop (Remix)” which Weezy featured on, and in an interview with MTV the ATL rapper says it was never intended to be hurtful as neither rapper had “bad intentions.”
Epic Records Release Apology For Lil Wayne's Emmett Till Lyrics Feb 14, 2013 at 10:24am 26,334 Views
Following the backlash surrounding Lil Wayne's lyrics on Future's "Karate Chop (Remix)," Epic Records has released an apology and statement about it. The lyric in question uses Emmett Till's name, comparing the young teen who was brutally killed over 50 years ago, to Weezy's skills in bed.Epic Records confirmed the track was leaked, and will be edited by the label.
After dealing with his controversy over statements towards New York and recent actions at a basketball game, Lil Wayne finds himself in the crosshairs of yet another bitter embattlement, this time over lyrics in Future's "Karate Chop" remix.
Justin Timberlake Explains Line "Get Out Your Seat, Hov" On "Suit & Tie" Feb 4, 2013 at 01:32pm 145 Views
Justin Timberlake's new single "Suit & Tie" shows that JT is ready for his come-back, with a new album coming in March.
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