"DISCLAIMER: Rap Shirts for White People
can be worn by people of all colors, but in some cases, it may not be appropriate to wear them at all. Use your best judgment." [NSFTwerk]
posted by Rykey
on May 31, 2014 -
Literary elites love to rep Shakespeare’s vocabulary: across his entire corpus, he uses 28,829 words, suggesting he knew over 100,000 words and arguably had the largest vocabulary, ever (average people have a vocab of 5,000 words). I decided to compare this data point against the most famous artists in hip hop. I used each artist’s first 35,000 lyrics. That way, prolific artists, such as Jay-Z, could be compared to newer artists, such as Drake.
posted by cthuljew
on May 3, 2014 -
On November 21, Busta Rhymes announced
that he and Q-Tip
would be releasing a joint mixtape. On November 25, the two released Thank You
, a single from the tape featuring Kanye West and Li'l Wayne. In a December 6 interview with RapFix Live,
Rhymes explained that the tape would consist of old material that has been reworked or gone unreleased, mixtape-specific material, and songs that will be on future releases from the artists. This tape would be about their legacy, as embodied in the artwork
. The day has arrived, and you can now download The Abstract and the Dragon
posted by Going To Maine
on Dec 12, 2013 -
It's easy to dismiss DJ Dog Dick
as a juvenile joke. Anyone with that
name for a project can't be doing anything worthy of my time, right? But dig deeper, and what emerges is a man eloquently, urgently capturing the details of his life on the fringes of America. After years operating in the outsider noise scene, combining modular drones and off-kilter raps into a singular live show
, 2013 saw a move toward something different. The Identity EP
earlier this year was his statement of intent
, a miniature coming of age narrative (stream full EP here
.) His debut full-length on Hoss Records
, The Life Stains
was released last week. It's an ambitious, often deeply personal pop album. A modern song cycle
about the way we live now. It also happens to be slathered in weirdo diarrhea death production. Watch the video for "Dried Old Leaves"
and listen to "The Grease I Got"
, one of the best songs I've heard this year. And read a great little interview
with Noisey that sheds light on where Eisenberg came from and where he's going with this unusual project.
posted by naju
on Nov 30, 2013 -
May 2011: Death Grips appears out of nowhere, releases Ex Military, a free mixtape
of noisy, distorted aggro-rap (full album stream on YouTube
April 2012: Death Grips signs with Epic, releases The Money Store
, their first proper album of art-rap/ tech-beat/ psycho-rap/ whatever
(YT album stream
October 2012: Death Grips leak their second album, No Love Deep Web, defying Epic
, and sever ties to the label.
July 2013: Death Grips signs to Capitol/Harvest under their own Thirdworlds imprint
November 2013: Death Grips suddenly drops their 3rd album, Government Plates, for free
to download and stream from various sources.
(It's best to consider all audio NSFW
) [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Nov 14, 2013 -
From Brad Neely comes a brand-new character and a brand-new rap: Queeblo
, starring in Whopper and a Forty.
posted by Rory Marinich
on Nov 11, 2013 -
Have some slang you want to insert into the popular consciousness? Rappedian (Comapper?) Zach Sherwin
shows you how to do it in his pukka new music video, Legato Gelato
posted by carsonb
on Oct 31, 2013 -
is Catherine Harris-White (Cat) and Stasia Irons (Stasi), the spacey future-rap duo from Seattle who (kind of) got their break from the like-minded Shabazz Palaces, a collective lead by Ishmael Butler, aka Palaceer Lazaro
. Shabazz Palaces was signed
to the Seattle label Sup Pop
in 2010, and they released Black Up
(YT, official album stream), with THEESatisfaction featured as guest vocalists
. From that appearance, Sub Pop signed the duo, and released their album
, awE naturalE
(YT, official album stream) last year. If that's not enough psychedelic space-soul jazz-rap, then check out their Bandcamp page
, which is the source of their rambling collection of genres, and contains their releases from 2008 through the present. And if that's not enough ... [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Oct 16, 2013 -
Hip Hop legend Lauryn Hill is set to be released from federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut today. It is the prison Piper Kerman was also in, depicted in the netflix series Orange is the New Black. Lauryn's team has released a new track as part of a new material called Letters from Exile. Consumerism.
posted by cashman
on Oct 4, 2013 -
"Women in hip hop are more important than men in hip hop". KRS-1 recently gave a lecture
at Fresno State detailing
beginnings of hip hop
in the early 1970's. Even if you've been following hip hop your whole life, you will likely still learn something incredible about the history of this art form.
posted by cashman
on Aug 12, 2013 -
Meet Holly Maniatty
, the sign language interpreter who has brought the words of Wu-Tang Clan, Marilyn Manson, Killer Mike, Bruce Springsteen and the Beastie Boys to the deaf.
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Jun 22, 2013 -