Entries in hip-hop (246)

Friday
Apr172015

See What I'm Sayin': Raekwon "Incarcerated Scarfaces"

It's been awhile since we hit you with the WU.

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Thursday
Apr092015

Gangster and Gay: Homosexuality in Hip-Hop

“The rap world thinks I’m gay…a lot of people out there do. They think I’m a homosexual, which is not a problem. I don’t want to say I’m gay, I’m straight, I’m bisexual or any of that, because that’s just…who cares? All that’s doing is dividing us.”

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Tuesday
Mar312015

See What I'm Sayin': MF DOOM - "Accordion" 

Salute to an album that has been the soundtrack to a lot of my work over the past decade.

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Wednesday
Mar182015

See What I'm Sayin': Mobb Deep - "Quiet Storm"

A quick WHAT IF idea that popped up in my head...

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Monday
Mar092015

See What I'm Sayin': The Notorious B.I.G. - "Juicy"

Summer '94, I remember hearing "Juicy" for the first time and was speechless. I was surprised to hear the same dude from "Party & Bullshit" rap over the Mtume sample.

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Monday
Feb092015

Burnin’ and Lootin’: R.I.P. The Jacka – A Legacy Bigger Than Hip-Hop

This past Monday evening at around 8:15 pm shots rang out at 94th Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard marking the eleventh homicide of the year. Today flickering candles that read “R.I.P. JACKA” and a traditional East Oakland shrine lay at the location where one of the Bay Area’s most beloved rappers was gunned down while freestyling with a group of friends.

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Wednesday
Feb042015

See What I'm Sayin': Cam'ron's Birthday Edition

Today is Cam'ron's birthday—I did this in collaboration with @upnorthtrips.

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Thursday
Jan292015

See What I'm Sayin': Ghostface Killah - "Stroke of Death"

This week is the 15th anniversary of Ghostface Killah's Supreme Clientele. There are many classic quotes from the album, but this one always stood out to me. I've always wanted to know WTF inspired Rza to say this line.

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Thursday
Jan292015

Chapter 58: FRANK SOSA - Casimir Spaulding Of Colourful Money

Casimir has transcended from designing webpages for MySpace to having total design control over his Keef-inspired clothing company ‘Colourful Money’—not to mention Cas is fully responsible for creating each and everyone of those Chief Keef emojis.

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