In 1994, after a perceived slight, Saafir the Saucee Nomad battled Casual of the Hieroglyphics crew at the Cow Palace in San Francisco
. This confrontation
led to one of the better (recorded) rap battles
when Saafir's Hobo Junction crew battled
Casual and the Hieroglyphics on Sway and Tech's radio show on KMEL in San Francisco.
Pen and Pixel
are well known for the outlandish covers they created
for Southern rap labels Rap-A-Lot and No Limit. It's been about 12 years since their heyday
, so people are now looking back at the artistry present under the surface of these covers
. [more inside]
A Common Misunderstanding of the Lyrics of Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind
: The intricacies of rap lingo dissected by the intelligentsia, with predictable results. [more inside]
If you were a child of the '90's, then Regulate by Warren G and Nate Dogg
was probably your jam.
Here is a critical analysis
of the song by comedian Sean Keane. If only all gangsta rap had such deep meaning.