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How a Racist Smear Campaign Destroyed Lauryn Hill’s Career

As Hill embarks on a 20th anniversary tour for her classic album ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,’ it’s time to look back on why one of the most …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Ranking 2Pac's Albums

For this list, I will be ranking 2Pac’s five solo albums, the five albums that were completed during his lifetime. Remember this is just a personal …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Rap City: An Oral History of TV's Longest-Running Hip-Hop Show

Freestyles, fashion and the final Biggie interview: Hosts look back at nearly two decades of BET's home for rhymes<p>Spanning the 19 years between 1989 …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Russell Westbrook says European offenses are ’10 times better’ than in the NBA

Russell Westbrook has seen the best offenses the NBA has to offer and believes that the offenses European teams run are vastly better.<p>Fresh off the …

7 things that foreigners don't know are illegal in Europe

Avoiding activities that are illegal at home is a good starting point, but it's not quite enough.<p>Skip the fines and unpleasant encounters with locals by doing your research and getting familiar with these surprising destination-specific laws.<p>In most regions of Germany and Switzerland, it's also …

Europe

Does Eazy E's Debut Album Hold Up?

For those who are unaware, I (somewhat ironically) found myself more influenced by artists such as Eazy-E and Ice-T than I did so-called “conscious …

Lil Wayne: the tragic decline of a hip-hop trailblazer

As he prepares to release a memoir, Gone ’Til November, we look back at the New Orleans rapper’s career – from giving Drake his big break to becoming the voice of Katrina and his ongoing Cash Money legal battle<p>I can’t say I wrote the book on Lil Wayne but I did write <i>a</i> book. This was in late 2010, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

10 Essential Hip-Hop Documentaries You Can Watch For Free on YouTube

Few genres have been investigated, dissected and ultimately celebrated as intensely through documentaries as hip-hop. Take a dip into the endless …

5 Essential D-Day Stories

<i>Monday marks the 72nd anniversary of the allied invasion of Normandy during World War II, more commonly known as D-Day. To commemorate the</i> …

Photographers

Tupac’s ‘Hit ‘Em Up’: The Most Savage Diss Track Ever Turns 20

On June 4, 1996, the rapper released his fiery anthem aimed at Biggie, Diddy, Lil Kim, and East Coast rap as a whole. And hip-hop was never the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Nas Performs At The Bad Boy Reunion & Stunts On EVERYBODY

“Escobar Season has returned.” With those four words, Puff Daddy launched one of the most epic records in Nas’ prized catalog. With a swelling, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Putin’s Dragon

Is the ruler of Chechnya out of control?<p>The center of Grozny, the capital of the Russian republic of Chechnya, is unrecognizable to anyone who saw it during the country’s two most recent wars against Russia. The First Chechen War, which began in 1994, was a war of nationalist resistance—Chechnya …

Russia

From Marky Mark To Humpty Hump: Remembering Hip-Hop’s Awkward Adolescence

<i>It’s Weird ’90s Week on Stereogum. All week long we’re looking at the strangest musical moments and trends of the decade. Check out more here.</i><p>//<p>If …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Don't Breathe trailer will leave you unable to — exclusive

<i>Don’t Breathe</i>, which recently premiered at SXSW and hits theaters on August 26, is unexpected for a number of reasons. As you can see in the very …

A short history of MSM bias... from the Bible to Hitler

Just as football fans are convinced referees are biased against their particular team, so political fanatics are convinced the media are biased against their particular party or cause. In the last week alone, supporters of Jeremy Corbyn have accused the BBC of <b>bias against Jeremy Corbyn</b>, the Tory MP …

‘Never forget,’ the world said of the Holocaust. But the world is forgetting

Long before the Holocaust had run its course, there was already a desperate urge to keep it from being forgotten. In hiding and on the run, amid the …

Top 40 Hip Hop Albums 1995

1. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...<p><i>“Me and the RZA connect / Blow a fuse, you lose / Half-ass crews get demolished and bruised” (Incarcerated</i> …

Seven, the Thief-inspired isometric RPG, gets first trailer

You had me at 'Thief-inspired', isometric RPG Seven, but 'ex-Witcher 3 devs' pretty much seals the deal. As Phil explained last year, Seven is a game …

Outlast 2 is a terrifying mishmash of horror tropes and crotch stabbing

To play Outlast 2 at PAX East, you're first ushered into a creepy house and sat among black curtains. There's a camera above the monitor, mocking …

Divinity

Swen Vincke and I in the midst of a heated Divinity: Original Sin 2 rivalry. Granted, a somewhat strange rivalry, given that he is the CEO of …

Correct the bad decisions of horror movie victims in Dead by Daylight

Screaming, panicking slasher flick victims are always making bad decisions, but who can be trusted to make good decisions while being chased through …

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines Swoops To GOG

RPS will not – cannot, even – stop going on about Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines. Look! Kieron tried to be less of a dick, Jim wished for more …

PC Gaming

Have You Played… Sam & Max Hit The Road?

Whaddaya reckon will be next to extrude from Double Fine’s remastering machine? We know Full Throttle is on the way, which most likely leaves Loom …

PC Gaming

Seven: The Days Long Gone is a gorgeous feat of world design

From a technical perspective, Shadow Warrior 2 is the prettiest game I saw at PAX East, but if we're talking design and scope, Seven: The Days Long …

Dragon Age Producer Mark Darrah teases something on Twitter

BioWare is at it again.<p>Remember last month, when BioWare's Alistair McNally wandered around GDC wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with the studio's new …

J Dilla, Nas & Madlib’s Visual Is So Sick It’s Hallucinogenic

A week and a half ago, J Dilla’s <i>The Diary</i> album finally released. Ten years after the producer/MC’s death, his family and the Nas-backed Mass Appeal …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Havoc & Method Man Spray Lyrical Bullets Over A Cold Alchemist Beat (Audio)

Twenty years ago, Mobb Deep tapped Wu-Tang Clan’s Method Man for <i>Hell On Earth</i>‘s “Extortion.” The song was bombastic blackmail, as some of Loud …

Rap & Hip-Hop

King of Rap: The Notorious B.I.G. [EXPLICIT]

A Tribute to Big Poppa, The King of Rap <i>1972--1997</i><p><i>"Stay far from timid Only make moves when your heart's in it And live the phrase sky's the limit"</i><p><i>The Notorious B.I.G. famously photographed in a crown.</i><p>It has been 19 years since the death of rap legend Christopher Wallace. He rapped about the life of …

Rap & Hip-Hop

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