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Grandmaster Flash to Receive Prestigious Polar Music Prize

Grandmaster Flash to Receive Prestigious Polar Music Prize

While people in the U.S. are still talking about last weekend’s Grammy’s, Europe is getting set for the Polar Music Prize awards ceremony, which will take place on June 11 in Stockholm, Sweden. One of this year’s laureates is the legendary hip hop artist Grandmaster Flash. The Polar Music Prize, which has often been dubbed […]

‘Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men’ is a Hip-Hop Culture Classic

In 1937, John Steinbeck published Of Mice and Men, a novella about two men searching for an opportunity during the Great Depression and ultimately growing and finding themselves along the way. Despite the controversy surrounding the book (namely language and other adult themes), Of Mice and Men went on to become a literary classic that […]

Happy Birthday To The God MC: Rakim Allah

Today, we acknowledge the date of birth of an emcee whose innovative skill set in the beginning of hip-hop’s true golden era changed the blueprint for the hip-hop emcee…forever, Rakim Allah. In a highly composed and reserved manner, Rakim pioneered the use of compound rhyming by using words that have two or more syllables in one […]

No Father To His Style: 10 Iconic Ol’ Dirty Bastard Joints

No Father To His Style: 10 Iconic Ol' Dirty Bastard Joints

The legacy of Ol’ Dirty Bastard is unmatched being that there is no father to his style. Notorious for his gritty themes and raw styling, it is safe to say he is a founding notable of full-fledged unadulterated rapping. Comparatively to that of the raps of legendary underground blaxploitation film actor, Rudy Ray Moore. Ol’ Dirty […]

R.I.P Nate Dogg: Hip Hop’s Biggest Vacancy

Four years ago today, Nathaniel “Nate Dogg” Hale died, tragically, after complications from a stroke. Since his earliest days, alongside Snoop Dogg and Warren G, Nate Dogg was a rarity on his own. With such a unpredictable passing, he left behind a huge body of work that included some of the biggest rap hooks that […]