Kool G Rap

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Weekend Parties: Secret Circuit, Large Professor, James Murphy, and More

    As Memorial Day approaches, so does the extended pleasure of a three-day weekend. While it might be tempting to turn off your phone and barbecue straight from Friday to Monday, we strongly urge you to look over this short list before checking out completely. Read on -- your weekend awaits. Friday, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Stretch Armstrong on the Demise of FM Radio and the Inanity of Celebrity DJs

    One half of the Stretch and Bobbito Show on New York's WKCR through the '90s, DJ/producer Stretch Armstrong has played an essential part in the integration of hip-hop into mainstream radio. A fixture in the '90s hip-hop scene, he used media outlets such as mixtapes and radio programs to launch the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    A Conversation with Honor Roll Crew's Mike Baker The Bike Maker About Uptempo Hip-Hop and Women's Legs

    Mike Baker the Bike Maker​ Mike Baker The Bike Maker is part of the Bay-based Honor Roll Crew. But in April of this year, he made the decision for personal and professional reasons to haul himself across the country to New York City. Last week, the first fruits of his travels emerged as he dro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Five Hip-Hop Album Covers That Would Make Insanely Difficult Jigsaw Puzzles

    This week, a new candidate emerged for the spot of hip-hop's fabled fifth element: The jigsaw puzzle. With a canny eye on the not-too-far-off Christmas season, the Boston-based Get On Down Records has released jigsaw versions of classic rap album covers by Biz Markie, Kool G Rap, Boogie Down Produc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    DJ Shadow Reviews His Own Discography

    DJ Shadow​This week, DJ Shadow released his fourth solo studio album, The Less You Know, The Better. Featuring cameos from Little Dragon, De La Soul, Talib Kweli and Tom Vek, Shadow insists that the album isn't just a snapshot of where he's at as a musician in 2011, but also something that wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    The Antidote to Watch The Throne: Why We Need Chuck D's "Notice -- Know This"

    Public Enemy's Chuck D​ The luxurious sheen of Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch The Throne has beamed brilliant over the last couple of weeks of the hip-hop hype cycle. But amongst the chatter marveling at the upscale audacity of it all, there came a sobering and grounded moment just before the al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    The Top 10 New Jack Swing Anthems of All Time

    This Thursday, one-time New Edition member and new jack swing icon Johnny Gill will be performing a set at Yoshi's. Credited as the creation of Teddy Riley, new jack swing saw R&B vocals being fused with uptempo beats coated in the bumptious attitude of hip-hop. At the subgenre's height in the '90s, ... More >>

  • Music

    April 6, 2005


    Doug E. Fresh brings the beat-boxing revival to the DNA Lounge; 26 Mix hosts the ultimate hip hop feud: "East vs. West."

  • Music

    July 14, 2004

    The Roots

    The Tipping Point

  • Music

    October 16, 2002

    Schizophonic Illness

    Motion Man wants to be rap's mad clown prince

  • Music

    November 8, 1995
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