While the name Michael “House Shoes” Buchanan
remains unknown to most, he's been involved with the Detroit hip-hop community since '94, producing some beats
for an (unreleased) EP by Elzhi
, plus a few other projects in the 1990s, but he really started making noise in the 2000s, finally releasing his own album, Let It Go
, in 2012, which he then offered as a free download in 2013
. All the while, he's continued to act as "Detroit's Hip-Hop Ambassador to the World," promoting other up-and-coming acts through various channels, including his on-going series, "The Gift,"
in which he promotes new artists. [NOTE: NSFW lyrics throughout the music] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Jun 1, 2014 -
On the 10 year anniversary of his death, Mr. Cee of New York's Hot 97 played a 4-hour tribute mix
(with some interviews and such) dedicated to the Notorious B.I.G., a/k/a Biggie Smalls a/k/a Big Poppa a/k/a Christopher George Latore Wallace. Downloads in four parts available here
. [more inside]
posted by kosem
on Oct 6, 2008 -
Who Killed Tupac Shakur?
More importantly, does the L.A. Times
run the risk of re-igniting an east-coast/west-coast rap "war" by implicating a certain notorious
indivdual in a feud that was virtually nonexistent until the media hyped it up the first time around?
posted by aflores
on Sep 6, 2002 -
LA Cop shot Notorious B.I.G.?!
While I hope justice will be served, I can only pray that this does not come to be the case. LA is already spooked about the police force. This could start another riot.
Just another day in Southern California. Sigh.
posted by Brilliantcrank
on Oct 16, 2000 -