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Pop & HissRakim said it best: âIt ainât where youâre from, but where youâre at.â Accordingly, the late Guru may have been Boston-bred, but heâll eternally embody the spirit of Brooklyn. Despite spending his formative years bouncing around the permafrost...
Pop & HissInitially, the 2010 bill for annual hip-hop hall of fame/festival Rock the Bells seemed slightly lackluster. Obviously, Wu-Tang Clan performing "Enter the 36 Chambers," KRS-One performing "Criminal Minded," Slick Rick performing "The Great Adventures of...
Bun B Talks longevity, working with the next generation of rappers, and the meaning of being a 'Trill O.G.'Pop & HissEarlier this week, âTrill O.G.,â Bun Bâs third solo album, received a perfect five-mic rating from long-running hip-hop publication The Source. Though the magazineâs influence is far removed from the era when Eminem proclaimed it âthe only...
Pop & HissHe comes off more as congenial master of ceremonies than attention-demanding rapper. KâNaan took advantage of an enraptured audience Wednesday night at the House of Blues to perform a directorâs cut of his song âTake a Minute,â one of many......
After Aftermath: Bishop Lamont Discusses Leaving Dr. Dre's Label, His Future Plans and the State of the West CoastPop & HissCall Bishop Lamont hip-hopâs Conan OâBrien. Like the lanky late-night talk show host, the Carson-raised rapper ostensibly received the keys to the kingdom when he achieved the dream of every local MC: signing to Dr. Dreâs Aftermath, âThe Tonight...
Brand XSome things about Coachella are obvious. The headliners deliver, and this year they're particularly pro: rap's Warren Buffett, Jay-Z, and stadium rock saviors Muse, plus the multimedia blitz of Gorillaz. The bill's middle is packed with great stuff that...
Special to The TimesThe iced-out money mongering that ushered a new school of rap into vogue around the turn of this century has had an adverse effect on the tried-and-true taxonomy -- two MCs and one DJ -- that reigned for much of hip-hop's golden age. Think about it -- two...
Tags: Nas, Run-D.M.C. (music group)
Special to The TimesYou know a music festival is stacked to the gills with talent when Rakim, considered the father of modern hip-hop lyricism, is stuck playing the 2:30 p.m. slot in the scorching San Bernardino summer sun. But Rock the Bells isn't just any festival, having...
Where did the famous and semi-famous spend New Year's Eve in the Chicago area? NASCAR driver Danica Patrick dined New Year's Eve at the newly opened Baume & Brix in the River North neighborhood before heading nearby to The Grid. "Cooler Than Me"...
Tags: Marco Belinelli, Celebrities, River North, Sandwiches, Banking
Special to The Herald-MailLife hasn't always been as good for self-proclaimed "ho odbilly" and Hagerstonian Joshua Morningstar as it is today. Morningstar, 29, said he spent years struggling with heroin and all the darkness and despair that comes with such an addiction. But...
Calling Wendel Patrick multi-talented is an understatement. The 39-year-old Baltimore resident usually has a Fender Rhodes keyboard, two turntables, effects processors and a microphone for beat boxing and vocal percussion at his shows. When Patrick...
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