AI Video: Big K.R.I.T. “I Wanna Ball, But I Wanna Go To Heaven”

We live in an odd time for hip-hop. It is everywhere from mainstream commercial advertising to Scandinavian indie pop. The thing that started at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx has its fingertips all over the blueprint of global popular culture. Problem with immersion of hip hop culture into the forefront of the 24/7 media cycle is all […]

Dear Dumb Broads, Pick A Different Topic

Pick a Different Topic Why would you say that? Dear Dumb Broads, As we watched you lean over the bar towards an average guy, in an average plaid button down, we couldn’t help but overhear some words that you should not have shared. Here is a list of suggestions or guidelines that we have put […]

5 African American Artists Not Named Jean-Michel Basquiat

Welcome to the wild world of contemporary hip-hop and R&B music where only one African American visual artist seems to exist — Jean-Michel Basquiat. This singular and arbitrary focus is likely a result of rap being a highly aspirational genre. Basquiat started from the bottom, like so many others in hip-hop do. And while that […]

Chicago’s Female Rappers

The more commercially successful female rappers such as Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj never managed to crack into the rotations of my listening agenda. The only exception to my general disinterest in female rappers was Gangsta Boo. Thing about Gangsta Boo is she is kind of like Hell Rell, awesome in a collective, forgettable as a solo artist. As of late that […]

Dear Dumb Broads, Oops You Said it Again

Oops You Said it Again Shh shhu shut your mouth. In general, let’s not say anything you heard on Rachel Zoe / any “fashion” reality show. CHIC: There are like, four people on earth who can pull that off (and they’re probably French). This is not to describe the one black dress at Anthro. FABULOUS: a.k.a […]

INSTAGRAMPS

YO INSTAGRAM JUST CELEBRATED ITS 9TH BIRTHDAY AND TO COMMEMORATE THIS I AM WRITING THIS RARE #KNOWLEDGEDART FILLED ESSAY FOR LA ISLA DU AURA (AURA ISLAND FOR YOU NON CULTURED NIGGAS) JK I HAVE NO IDEA HOW LONG INSTAGRAM BEEN AROUND BUT I NEEDED A NEAT LITTLE INTRO AND I DON’T FUCKIN WRITE ESSAYS NIGGA […]

Media Thirsting In Regards To Rick Ross Date Rape Story

A couple of weeks back Rocko released the single from his Gift Of Gab 2 mixtape, “U.O.E.N.O“, that featured Rick Ross and Future. The song is sweet as fuck, however while Ross is spitting hot fire he drops the line: “Put Molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it/ I took her home […]

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How File Share (Almost) Saved Music

In the year since the Justice Department shuttered Megaupload, perhaps the largest repository for copyrighted material on the web, file share has witnessed one memento mori after another. Lately, it seems like domains providing dubious share services fall by the wayside weekly. Try finding an album on Rapidshare or Mediafire today – they’re ghost towns. […]

Hashtag Game Fucked Up Bruh

Hashtag game is done for the night. Now it’s just cornballs hastaging about their lame lives or used as a lackluster promo tool. Remember the good old days of #TONGUEINDABUTTALLWILD hashtags. Back when people stood for something on the internet! This video is the visual validation of the hashtag’s death. Can tell all the old head “successful” […]

Popping The Music Video Director Cherry

“Lets just do it, and if it sucks don’t put it out” That was was the major selling point of getting Cherub to let me shoot the video for the hottest song off their latest LP, MOM & DAD. I had nothing to lose. Most of the emails I send to promising artists get ignored […]