Felipe Gutierrez

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RIP Luigi (1983-2018)

Luigi Mario, best known to friends and family as Luigi, died this morning at the age of 35. He is survived by his fraternal twin brother, Mario, and …

Retrogaming

‘The House That Yauch Built’: Oscilloscope Launches Interactive Experience Honoring Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch

Take a tour through the many artistic and business endeavors of MCA, with commentary from Seth Rogen and Spike Jonze.<p>Many know him as MCA of Beastie …

Beastie Boys

The 200 Greatest Songs By 21st Century Women+

<i>This list is part of Turning the Tables, an ongoing project from NPR Music dedicated to recasting the popular music canon in more inclusive – and accurate – ways. This year, our list, selected by a panel of more than 70 women and non-binary writers, tackles history in the making, celebrating</i> …

Music

Engineering The Ultimate Rap Superteam Every Decade - 1980s to Present

The first recorded hip-hop tracks started releasing in 1979. While there have been plenty of star groups (Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Dapper Dan Is Finally Getting His Props

Dapper Dan is dressed to the nines: pale green linen trousers with a navy blazer, a matching ascot tucked inside of a white crisp shirt, topped off …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Amateur Developer Says Adding Dragon Ball Z To Pokémon Helped Make Him A Better Person

Last week, a 22-year-old Frenchman who goes by the online name Z-Mack released the seventh major update to <i>Dragon Ball Z: Team Training</i>, a hack of an …

Dragon Ball

21 Savage, Vince Staples, The Roots and more drop their very own World Cup jerseys

Bleacher Report gave six rap acts their chance to show some hometown love.<p>With the World Cup winding down to the finals, Bleacher Report has just …

You Don't Stop: Photos From The Early Days of Hip Hop

In the 1980s hip hop exploded. Born on the streets of New York City, hip hop was an eruption of joy in ‘fear city‘. Scratching, rapping, DJing, …

How 'Lofi Hip Hop Radio to Relax/Study to' Became a YouTube Phenomenon

The infinitely looped clips of anime set to chill-ass beats have millions of devoted followers. Why?<p>An infinite loop of a tired anime girl, sitting in a picturesque Miyazaki bedroom, writing revisions into her notebook, or reading a newspaper with a hot cup of coffee, or simply staring out of a …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The 15 best albums of the year so far

We’re half way through 2018. I know, we can’t quite believe it either. A hell of a lot has happened in the last six months, not least the release of …

Vince Staples is over here dropping some hot takes on anime 

It’s been a few months since Vince Staples jokingly volunteered to “shut the fuck up forever” if fans/haters would donate $2 million to him, but he …

What’s the Real Difference between Bi- and Pansexual?

When queer activist and <i>Younger</i> star Nico Tortorella is asked how he identified, he takes a big breath before replying, “Well that’s a loaded …

LGBTQI

Miguel And Chicano Batman Team Up To Celebrate Mexican Roots

Pop singer Miguel has always been very upfront about his Afro-Mexican roots and he took a big step toward exploring those roots musically by way of a new collaboration with Southern California's favorite Latin funk outifit, Chicano Batman.<p>The pairing is the product of an innovative video series …

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Sorry T.I. and Gucci: Here's Who Really Invented Trap Music

Recently, there was a very public back-and-forth between Gucci Mane and T.I. about who invented trap music. The blow-by-blow has been …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Mike D on His New Life, NYC Versus L.A., and How Rap Has Changed

When the Beastie Boys’ career came to a tragic halt in 2012 after the death of Adam “MCA” Yauch, the remaining band members, Adam Horovitz and Mike …

NPR’s Tiny Desk Is Actually Not Tiny at All

One of America's most respected media institutions is hiding a secret that's anything but tiny.<p><i>“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.” —Albert Einstein</i><p>In the age of supposed Fake News, we as citizens have a duty to hold our press accountable. …

Albert Einstein

MGMT Are Still Perfectly Strange

The band's fourth album, 'Little Dark Age,' is an '80s-indebted pop record that tries to celebrate through terrifying times. We sat down with Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser to talk it through.<p>At this point, the weirdest thing MGMT could do is release a relatively straightforward pop …

Courtney Barnett Is Gonna Say Whatever She Wants

Courtney Barnett never planned to be a commercial success. She’s a DIY rocker from Melbourne, after all. But now that her excellent debut album shattered anyone’s wildest expectations (even scoring a Grammy nod), Barnett finds herself in the throes of the difficult sophomore record. Her move? Write …

A Toast to Grandmaster Flash: Hip-hop Pioneer, Turntable Wizard and Superhero DJ

At 60 years old, the DJ pioneer is still a beacon of youthful enthusiasm for what hip-hop has been and continues to be.<p>The term “old school” can …

The Cool Kids Return to a World They Created

Sir Mikey Rocks and Chuck Inglish inspired a generation of young rappers when they emerged a decade ago. Now, after years away, they're back with 'Special Edition Grand Master Deluxe.' They're still streets ahead.<p>Back in 2006, when he was a loudmouthed skinny jeans-wearing teenager, Antoine Reed …

Chappelle's Show's Musical Acts Were a Hell of a Drug

Sketches featuring Dave Chappelle as Prince, Rick James, and Lil Jon—plus televised performances by Kanye West, Erykah Badu, Big Boi, and more—are still influencing pop culture today. In other words, "Game, Blouses."<p>By any conceivable rationale, Prince's iconography and mystique should have been …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Vince Staples’ Eminem And Redman Comparison Sparked A Debate About Race And Aging In Hip-Hop

Even for rappers, Twitter can be a curse as much as a gift. Vince Staples found that out on Saturday when he shared his opinion on Eminem’s buzz-worthy, much-discussed BET Hip-Hop Awards, anti-Donald Trump freestyle: It sucked.<p>He was quickly deluged by responses from angry fans who tried to defend …

What to Say When Your White Friend Wants to Use the N-Word

On Thursday, the British blowhard with a face that looks like a half-filled Hefty bag, Piers Morgan, wrote a piece explaining why black people …

Rap nerds: Stop what you’re doing and go play with this massive interactive lyrics analysis

In 2014, the pop-culture data analysis website <i>The Pudding</i> released an analysis of rappers’ vocabularies that still gets trotted out occasionally. …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Rostam Might Be a Pop Genius

The former Vampire Weekend member steps out on his own to make 'Half-Light,' an album of infectious pop hooks and effortlessly sincere ideas.<p>Rostam Batmanglij is just trying to make a great album—one that's truly his. Until now he's spent his career collaborating, doing a stint with the Dirty …

The 21 greatest FIFA soundtrack songs of all time

As much as the game is about Bayern Munich and Barcelona, it’s also about Nneka and Fatboy Slim.<p>The primary appeal of FIFA games is the opportunity for fans to play as the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi with their friends. But they also stand out for reflecting the international nature …

Eat Some Lasagna in Honor of Lil Wayne's Best Punchline

Real Gs move in silence like lasagna.<p><b>Day 357: "6 Foot 7 Foot" feat. Cory Gunz –</b> <b>Tha Carter IV</b><b>, 2010</b><p>The best Lil Wayne song is "6 Foot 7 Foot." The reason for this is simple. Of all the flashes of brilliance that Lil Wayne has shown in his career, there is none more electrifying, none more worthy to …

Rap & Hip-Hop

What it costs to run an independent video game store

We break down the numbers and look at the challenges facing local game shops.<p>Since 1985, Joel Riplie has opened 45 video game stores. Calling each Video Game Exchange, he approaches them like a reality show — he finds a location, fixes it up, stocks it with games, gets the business running smoothly …

New Freestyle Rap Card Game Is Bringing Hip-Hop Culture To Your Tabletop

It's time to determine who really got bars.<p>If you’ve ever watched a rap cypher, you’ve probably wondered how someone can string together a substantive narrative of rhymes while also ethering someone or offering a sociopolitical analysis of some form.<p>Who really knows? But new freestyle rap-based …