Introduction Few in the hip-hop world can say they truly remained independent and relevant throughout their career. Tech N9ne, with a career spanning over three decades, is one of those hip-hop artists. Acting as the noble prototype for so-called ‘independents,’ Tech’s insistence to keep his Strange Music record label free from the influence of higher-ups […]
I credit Lupe Fiasco’s track “The Instrumental” as being a sort of ‘gateway drug’ that introduced me to this genre known as rap and hip-hop. The smooth production, abstract lyrics, and ominous chorus painted vivid images in my young mind, and, much like a fiend, I was craving more. Thankfully, Lupe’s body of work at
Is there any better way to express your passion and respect for a musical artist than to fly their name on your shirt? I’ve always been a fan of doing this – it allows me to express myself, let people know the kind of music that I’m into, and help spread the word about my
If you have been following the 90’s hip hop scene, you must have heard of Tupac Shakur. He has become a rap legend throughout his career, and even today, I, among many others, enjoy listening to his music. Tupac is not only a rap legend but a fashion icon too, and he wore some shirts
“When you got a story as real as mine you can’t leave nothin’ out”. In his trademark laid-back cadence and unmistakable flow, one of the greatest storytellers and most influential rappers of all time gets nostalgic on wax over a Hit-Boy production, when reminiscing about a story made in the streets. For those who don’t
Kanye West is one of the most famous musicians and celebrities in the world. He began his career as a producer for major acts like Jay-Z and Common, then successfully transitioned into becoming one of the world’s best-selling artists. With major hits under his belt such as Heartless, Grave Digger, and Flashing Lights, Kanye has
I have been listening to and following Nicki Minaj’s career from “SuperBass” to” “Blick Blick “. She spat some legendary bars throughout her long career, but she also wore some of the most iconic outfits. From her music videos to her MTV performances, her outfits are the best Nicki Minaj costume ideas you can find.
Like many people of my generation who were not quite cool enough to get in on the ground floor, my first introduction to MF Doom was through 2004’s Madvillany, the collaborative album made with producer Madlib. I loved the album, but I’m not sure I fully appreciated its genius. It wasn’t until several years later