(PG-13: Language) Run the Jewels’ Killer Mike managed to score a one-on-one interview with legendary funk musician and producer George Clinton, and hung out in one of his barbershops to chew the fat about hip-hop, doo-wop, haircuts, counterfeit cash, and more.
(PG-13: Language) Many musicians create alter egos that are hyperbolic versions of themselves. But Channel Criswell argues that Kendrick Lamar’s characters are not necessarily based on himself. Instead, they’re artful investigations of the things that define us.
(PG-13: Language) Killer Mike and El-P have been murdering ears their whole careers, but they became something more when they teamed up as Run The Jewels. Scott Green looked at the hip hop duo’s interviews and lyrics to see why they’ve become so relevant.
(PG-13) “Bitch that phrase don’t make no sense why can’t fruit be compared?!” With the help of Giant Propeller, Lil Dicky finally released a music video for one of the best tracks on 2015’s Professional Rapper. It’s about LD and his brain being dumbfounded by his date’s beliefs.
(PG-13: Language) Go Fozzie. It’s your birthday! America’s favorite stand-up comic bear parties his ass off in Mylo the Cat’s latest Muppet remix video. The clip got us wondering just how does a Muppet ingest liquor and weed, since they have no esophagus or windpipe.
(PG-13: Language) “Gotta get it together forever.” The late Phife Dawg’s message reverberates throughout A Tribe Called Quest’s sixth album. This is a palate cleanser not just for hip hop fans but for society at large. This is the sound of MCs having fun and calling for unity.
(PG-13) “La vida or I vida either way you need a visa, I ain’t talking ’bout MasterCards, debit cards either – credit cards, Kermit the Frog, margaritas” A$AP Rocky raps over Lovesick, the 2015 hit of 20-year-old soft trap artist Alex “Mura Masa” Crossan.
(PG-13: Language) Actually, this one’s more like Hot Ones vs. Action Bronson. The rapper, chef and host was fully baked and had no pretensions whatsoever. Watch Bam Bam talk about his favorite celebrity chefs, his glass pipe collection, his dream restaurant and more.
(PG-13: Language) A biographical film about the life and career of ’90s rapper Tupac Shakur, aka 2Pac. The movie appears to touch on most of his adult life, from his rise to fame to his tragic and violent death. Actor Demetrius Shipp Jr. was born to play this role.