Jonathan McNamaraSee more shots in our The Game Slide Show.Even to those of us who aren't huge proponents of mainstream rap, The Game's second album, Doctor's Advocate, was hugely influential a few years back. Advocate was a note-perfect throwback to gangsta rap's halcyon days of the early '90s and ... More >>
The world already has its share of ridiculous ring tones, but now, thanks to a company called FunMobility, you can hear the voice of famed physicist Stephen Hawkings rapping "Baby Got Back" whenever that special someone calls your cell phone.
I just received a book titled Time Flies When You're In a Coma: The Wisdom of the Metal Gods (A Plume Book), a funny little tome filled with lyrical adages from the world of heavy metal music. Edited by Mike Daly (formerly of alt. country band Whiskeytown), the book is divided into four sections: Me ... More >>
The last time I saw Wu Tang Clan was possibly the most disappointing concert-going experience of my life. I was in high school when the boys from Staten Island stopped by Cleveland to open for Rage Against The Machine. It was awful. They were over an hour late -- O.D.B. having gotten arrested som ... More >>
Dipping a toe in the urban mainstream
The Best of N.W.A: The Strength of Street Knowledge (Deluxe Edition CD/DVD)
Comeback kids, rhymin' Limeys and songs about partying defined Hip-Hop Nation in 2006
Cure for the race
50 Cent wants to be an actor . . . but he's not
Looking back at an original G
Catch Me If You Can
Letters from the week of March 17, 2005
Emerging rapper raises Cheers
Def Jam Recordings Presents Music Inspired by Scarface (Def Jam)
Bad Boys II: The Soundtrack (Bad Boy/Universal)
There's plenty of "Ice" to cool the Valley
Konexion (BBE Music)
Rapper's celebrity is criminal
Get Rich or Die Tryin' (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)
Gheto Boy hip-hops to our block
Jurassic 5 stays true to hip-hop -- even as its core audience lives in an alternative universe
Ice Cube and his Westside Connection pals semi-reunite -- and give hope to gangsta rap fans
Is Russell Simmons' 360HipHop.com the best hope to bring hip-hop culture onto the Internet?
Thanks to Dr. Dre and his partners in crime, smoking dope looks cool again
U-God's solo album is only the latest in a series of WuTang misfires
Gang style blasts through popular culture. Can the media be used to fight back?
N.Y.-bred Lyricist Lounge explodes on the hip-hop nation with a national tour
With Suge Knight in prison, onetime receptionist Norris Anderson is now the big man on Death Row
Tupac Shakur's murder leaves behind a formidable legacy--and disturbing questions
EIHT IS ENOUGH RAPPING WITH THE TOP MAN IN GANGSTA RAP
HIS HOME AND PERSONAL LIKE SMOLDER, AND DR. DRE STILL PLAYS WITH FIRE
HIP-HOP IS GOING TO POT. LITERALLY.