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Hip-Hop Rap

Raekwon & Ghostface: Rock n Roll on Jimmy Fallon

I was catching up on my DVR recently and I almost missed this performance of Raekwon ft Ghostface Killah and The Roots. Raekwon’s Shaolin vs Wu Tang is in stores now. Also, you can get the Wu Tang bath mat pictured above here.

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Festivalist

Festivalist ’10: Pitchfork Music Festival – Chicago, IL – July 16th-18th

What: Pitchfork Music Festival When: July 16th to 18th Where: Union Park, Chicago, IL Headliners: Modest Mouse, LCD Soundsystem, Pavement Line-Up Highlights: Raekwon, St. Vincent, Lightning Bolt, Cass McCombs, Here We Go Magic, Sleigh Bells Tickets: 3 day passes were a paltry $90, but sold out 2 months earlier than last year. Daily passes are […]

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2009 Hip-Hop Lists Rap

2009 Wrap-Up: Top Hip-Hop 13 Tracks of 2009

I probably shouldn’t even list these as “top hip-hop tracks” because I really haven’t heard everything in the world of hip-hop this year. Drake caused every rapper to want to do a decent mixtape, or put out a song a week or whatever. There were a lot of new artists in the rap game this […]

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2009 albums Hip-Hop Lists Rap

2009 Wrap-Up: Top Hip-Hop Albums #5 to #1

You’ll notice Kid Cudi and K’Naan made both lists, but couldn’t land the top spot here because Raekwon stuck to his hip-hop roots. As an overall album, I like Cudi’s better, but Raekwon owned this list from a hip-hop perspective. 5. Drake – So Far Gone Mixtape Arguably one of the most successful mixtapes in […]

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Hip-Hop

BlakRoc: Free Listening Session

So I’m a pretty big Black Keys fan. You might have noticed I’m also a hip-hop fan. Needless to say, I was definitely excited when I heard The Black Keys were collaborating with some hip-hop heavyweights like RZA, Mos Def and Raekwon as BlakRoc. If “Ain’t Nothin Like You (Hoochie Coo)” wasn’t enough for you […]

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Hip-Hop Mixtape Nark Rap

New Mixtape: UNNARKABLE

Its kinda nice when Logan makes the artwork, then I don’t have to think about what the title will be. This round has a more reflective feel than past editions, for the most part (see “In The Ghetto” and “Fear”). I feel like when the cold weather comes, rappers get more lyrical for some reason. […]

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Mixtape Nark

New Mixtape: Nark Legacy

Plenty of heavy-hitters (Snoop Dogg, Drake, Lil’ Wayne, KiD CuDi) newcomers (Donnis, Despot, Mr. Marcellus) and ghosts from Nark‘s past (Freeway, Kurupt, Raekwon, KRS One) make appearances on Nark Legacy. A few observations: A) I’m not sure why Snoop Dogg can’t consistently come up with bars like he does on “Gangsta’s Life”, but its good […]