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Ever since I first time I watched The Wraith as a kid, I’ve enjoyed the song playing during the credits. “Where’s The Fire” is such a powerful Rock track with an uplifting chorus that stays with you long after first listening to it; in fact you can hear […]
Music stays with you, even after years or decades have passed. On occasion, you’ll completely forget about songs or entire albums until you hear an intro or a bar, and you’re instantly transported to the time you first heard it. Along with Prince’s Purple Rain and Michael Jackson‘s […]
Who’d have thought that out of all the MC’s on Big L’s “Da Graveyard” it would be Jay-Z that’d become the most famous? This song is where I first heard Party Arty, a rapper from the Bronx with a gruff voice and a menacing delivery; someone I was […]
Back in 1999, there was a big news story about Puff Daddy, his then girlfriend Jennifer Lopez, and a shooting at a Manhattan nightclub. If you recall, Bad Boy artist Shyne was charged with attempted murder, assault, and reckless endangerment. Puffy was at first arrested for weapons charges […]
After watching the video for “America On Fire” by David Sabastian (sometimes misspelled “David Sebastian”) I had high hopes for the rapper. It’s been a while since a new MC came out with personality and political opinion and this track reminded me of Crank Lucas‘ similarly underrated song […]
“Famous Last Words” is a great song by Hip-Hop duo Word A’Mouth which consists of rappers Block McCloud and Mr. Metaphor. The track which is produced by Will Tell is included in the Rawkus Records compilation album Lyricist Lounge Volume One, and when I first heard it back […]
A few months ago I stumbled across a YouTube video for a track called “After Dark” by Mr.Kitty. A fan had edited the little-known 1991 film Career Opportunities to the song resulting in a music video that was very believable, in fact the first time I saw it […]
Nobody (other than perhaps Necro) has remained true to the Horrorcore sub-genre (and indeed his original style) as Brotha Lynch Hung. Back when Horrorcore was at its heights (the post-Niggamortis/6 Feet Deep era) Brotha Lynch Hung’s album Season Of Da Sicness blended G-Funk with horror coupled with a […]
Cam’ron (real name Cameron Ezike Giles) has had a long-running and impressive career but he isn’t mentioned by the media as much as his peers. From Killa Kam’s Children Of The Corn days (with Bloodshed, McGruff, Mase, and Big L) to the Diplomats/Dipset era (with Juelz Santana, Jim […]
Over the years, this website has received requests for reviews (there’s a certain company that sends me links to my email on an almost weekly basis) but I’m no yes-man, so I’m only going to give props to shit I genuinely like. Back in the day, I was […]
You didn’t need to be a breakdancer to enjoy Breakin’, you didn’t need to be a skateboarder to like Thrashin’, you didn’t need to know much about Hip-Hop to find Fear Of A Black Hat hilarious, and you didn’t need to be a Rock music fan to laugh […]
Along with movie soundtrack samples, Hip-Hop artists (along with Grime, Garage, and Dance musicians) have all sampled TV theme tunes and made some classic music in the process. Here’s my list of the best Hip-Hop tracks that make use of televisual sampling… 20 “Countdown” (sampling Countdown) By Young […]
Michael Jackson was one of the most talented artists of all time. From his Motown days with The Jackson 5 to his solo stuff with Epic records (and even his time at Sony) no other musician’s discography is filled with such varied and original music. Often called the […]