Follow @hearwax While not a result of its overall musical quality, Rick Ross‘s Teflon Don record may just be the most influential rap album of the last few years. It wasn’t until Ross teamed up with young producer Lex Luger for the tracks “MC Hammer” and “B.M.F.” that rap started to head in a similar [...]
Follow @hearwax I’m gonna do this thing where I’m not going to tell you what I’m writing about or why I’m writing it and if you’re up on current events or follow the news or read the trending topics at Twitter every morning, you’ll know what I’m writing about and why. I feel that further [...]
Follow @hearwax In 1994, rapper Common released a song entitled “I Used to Love H.E.R.” (H.E.R. meaning Hearing Every Rhyme), in which he blamed the degradation of hip hop on west coast gangsta rap, and compared it largely to the misogynistic view of women in society. In 2008, he released a track entitled “Announcement”, which [...]
Follow @hearwax Clipse have always been a bit of an anomaly: a coke-rapping duo with full Neptunes support (Pharrell guests on how many songs?), production ranging from bass-driven anthems (“Trill”) to percussion-dominated hits (“Grindin’”), all while stylin’ their way through two of the best hip-hop albums of the decade, 2002′s Lord Willin and 2006′s critically [...]
It’s aural, it’s classy, it is distinctly East Coast; it’s Tame One.