For its next album, the legendary hip-hop collective is aiming to go old school—really old school. In an effort to take music back to its Renaissance roots, where wealthy patrons funded painters and musicians
California has hosted plenty of indie and throwback hip-hop festivals, but perhaps none is as comprehensive as Ice-T's forthcoming Art Of Rap festival. The two-date festival, each headlined by its founder,
Photograph: AP / Startraks Photo/REX Shutterstock Godfathers: Vince McMahon and Jay Z. 276 http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/23/1429813472112/5a7be76e-c9a2-46e5-b06e-a1c85c53db13-460x276.jpeg
Marco Rubio’s cynical Tupac fandom: Why “I don’t listen to music for the politics” is a hip-hop cop-out |
A real fan of 2Pac, like Rubio, would recognize these names from the rapper’s first album, when on “Words of Wisdom” he associated his goals in the rap game with those of the black revolutionaries: 2Pacalypse...
DJ Jazzy Jeff has been spinning records for more than 30 years and showcasing his turntable prowess internationally for more than 20. He remembers a time when it wasn’t cool to be a DJ. “I’d be like, in
Contrary to popular belief, Jay Z is not the most influential man in music. With 19 Grammy Awards, 13 No. 1 albums, a spree of sold out tours, and an estimated net worth upward of $500 Million – Shawn