The Book of Rhyme & Reason: Hip-Hop 1994-1997

By Staff Reports As Hip-Hop commemorates its 50th anniversary in 2023, Reel Art Press presents THE BOOK OF RHYME & REASON: HIP-HOP 1994–1997, the ultimate backstage pass offering an unprecedented glimpse behind the scenes just as the culture exploded into the mainstream. In the mid 1990s, filmmaker Peter Spirer embarked on a three-year project interviewing over 80 Hip-Hop artists who shaped […]

In Shops Today- RZA & Ghostface Killah’s comic book 12 REASONS TO DIE written by Matthew Rosenberg & Patrick Kindlon

By Staff Reports In shops 11/11, we’re thrilled to bring you TWELVE REASONS TO DIE! Collected in trade for the first time, this collaboration brought Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and Ghostface Killah to Black Mask with writers Matthew Rosenberg(Uncanny X-Men, 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank) and Patrick Kindlon(Nobody Is In Control, Shoplifters Will Be Terminated) and a murderer’s row of […]

Movie Review: Beastie Boys Story

By Kevin Hoskinson “Now here’s a little story I’ve got to tell, About three bad brothers you know so well, It started way back in history, With Ad-Rock, MCA, and me, Mike D.” It has often been said that if a story is powerful enough, it doesn’t matter if you know how it ends. We often go back to our […]

Tupac x Black Panther Available Exclusively @ POP by Foot Locker Launched

By Staff Reports The Estate of Tupac Shakur and the Marvel Comics are collaborating to bring together one of the most legendary artists of all time and the most culturally-impactful comic book hero of our era, exclusively at POP by Foot Locker. Launched Friday, November 9, the exclusive 9- piece Tupac Shakur and Black Panther collection celebrates each’s artistic far-reaching […]

Eminem- Kamikaze Review: Return to Form

Last year, the controversial motor-mouthed rapper Eminem made his return with Revival, an album that didn’t make the impact his previous releases have in the past. Personally, I thought it was really good, just a departure from the fiery, battle rap emcee I have followed since The Slim Shady LP. Well, this past week, Eminem shocked the world with a […]

Battle Rap: Award Winning Rapper Takes on Bullying, Self Harm Around the Globe

By Staff Reports Have you ever heard of a rapper being endorsed by Politicians, Police Departments, Paramedics, School Principals, Guidance Counselors, Teachers, Parents, Grandparents, Students, Mental Health Organizations, High Ranking Public Officials, Environmental Activists, and more? Well, Curtis Adams AKA “Unkle Adams” is definitely not your “average” Rapper. The Canada-born MC not only performs uplifting and inspirational music, but travels […]

2014 in Review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 27,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 10 sold-out performances for that many people to see it. Click […]

Shady XV Review: 15 Years Already?

Review by Nolan P. Smith Label: Shady/Interscope Release Date: 11/24/14 Format: Digital, 2 Disc CD set (Victor Valley)—Eminem is arguably one of the most well known rappers on the planet, and for good reason. The motor-mouthed MC from the Motor City has made an impact on the rap game that nobody can argue: whether you like him or not, the […]

Chopping Block Review: Slaughterhouse- Welcome To: Our House

Review by Nolan P. Smith-Pastrami Nation Release Date: August 28th, 2012 Record Label: Shady Records/Aftermath/Interscope Genre: Hip Hop/Rap Parental Advisory-Strong Lyrical Content This past week saw the release of one of the most anticipated albums in recent memory: Slaughterhouse’s Welcome To: Our House. The rap super-group composed of Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Royce Da 5’9 signed to […]

45 Minutes Left for Agent 88!!! HUGE Update and Peter Mayhew…aka Chewbacca!

The time is upon us! Digger and his Agent 88 Kickstarter project has only 45 minutes left to go!!! The amount raised is HUGE, check out the page for the full number!!! Make sure to go check out the Kickstarter page now while there is still time! ALSO, check out a video with the Mighty Chewbacca, Peter Mayhew!!! [youtube […]

Snoop Dogg becomes Snoop Lion???

(Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP) I think he’s been sipping on that gin and juice… Snoop Dogg, a pioneer in the rap game, especially west coast rap, has officially changed his name to Snoop Lion after a trip to Jamaica. His plans are to make music that kids and grandparents can listen to as well, and when I say music, I […]