“If someone should come collecting sooner than we’re all expecting, at least the life you lived was one for you.” Drizzy continues to dip into dancehall and grime in his latest album, though he’s still moping and boasting with other rappers.
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(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.
Our heroes don’t appear on no stamps, but now they’re action figures thanks to this retro set designed by Hip Hop Family Tree creator Ed Piskor. The set also comes with four comic book style stickers of Chuck D, Flava Flav, Professor Griffin and Terminator X.
YouTuber Sandurz deconstructs Kanye West’s breakout hit Through the Fire, which showcased his knack for pitch shifted sampling and his (now extinct) storytelling. It’s based on Chaka Khan’s Through the Wire and drum samples from a remix of OutKast’s Player’s Ball.
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