10 Posse Cuts That Make You Miss 90′s Hip-Hop

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Tweet Earlier this week, I decided to do something I almost never do – let my music shuffle on my smartphone as I made my way to work. As I’m shuffling, not one, not two, but three classic, 90′s ‘posse cuts’ happened to play. This got me to thinking, whatever happened to the posse cut? […]

This Is It: Has Jay-Z Become Fat Elvis?

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Tweet   In Part 1 of a three-part podcast involving myself and seveneighteen contributors McFly and Cousin D (along McFly’s brother Mack Mittens and Young Elvis), we started talking about Drake’s success, then somehow got to if Wu-Tang Clan was ever that good, if Jay-Z is now Fat Elvis, and comparing Reasonable Doubt to Illmatic. Unfortunately the […]

It Ain’t All That Deep: Kanye West, New Slaves, And Race Matters In Cultural Criticism

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TweetSo I came across this blog post today – and started to read it because a few high-minded folks I know were talking about it. It took me a long time to get through it, not just because of it’s length, but also because I got hung up thinking about the below except for a […]

The 20 Best Drake Memes (Dada Supreme Edition)

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TweetSo sometime last week, the pic above was released. It looks like Drake, DJ Khaled, and Rick Ross on a random video shoot. Drake is rocking a Dada Supreme (!!) short set and random money is on the floor. Rick Ross has a bewildered look on his face. Khaled is oblivious, and the women in […]

10 Jay-Z Quotes Applicable On The Street Or In The Boardroom

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Tweet For a certain generation of young, professional folks of color, Jay-Z’s lyrics have provided more than just entertainment. Many of us, born on blocks our friends never made it off of, raised in an era where our older brothers, uncles, and sometimes our fathers were hustlers, but reared to understand the value of educating […]

LL Cool J and Brad Paisley Spark Controversy with ‘Accidental Racist’

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Tweet LL Cool J high again, y’all. All jokes aside, LL Cool J has made news lately because his song with Country music singer, Brad Paisley has sparked controversy. The song, “Accidental Racist” features some very “odd lyrics.” Although LL Cool J and Brad Paisley still support the song and its lyrics, they appear to […]

SBM Reacts: Ray-J’s “I Hit It First” Kim Kardashian Diss

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TweetIt’s no secret that Ray-J finds ways to rub it in to Kim K that they had relations.  Things have been pretty quiet between the two, until I saw the following single cover art from Willie Jr: You can check the song HERE if you want a quick chuckle. I think this is comedy to […]

Why Rappers Can’t Stop Rapping About Violence, Women, and Money

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Tweet This morning as I was getting ready for work, I took my phone into the bathroom to play music as I showered. I put the phone on shuffle and the first song up was Justin Timberlake’s Spaceship Coupe off of his latest, 20/20 Experience. I’ve been playing the 20/20 Experience a lot. I don’t […]

Instant Gratification: We want what we want, when we want it!

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Tweet By: Grandstand Have you listened to music on the radio recently? Doesn’t it seem like the songs lack flow, feel mismatched, and the beats are like slow-motion-fast (prime example A$AP Rocky “Peso”)? I am over it! This overnight, Internet-instant pace is hurting my ears, my relationships, and my sex life. Granted, who am I […]

Earth to Chris Brown & Rick Ross: This is Not A Fairy Tale

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Tweet Incoming message: Please remind the following that there are rules associated with this thing called real life. (CC: Chris Brown, Rick Ross) I’ve long said that hip hop (and I’ll include Chris Brown in that industry for now, although he’s a pop artist moonlighting in the hip hop community) was just a grown-up version […]