What's in a name?
Well, maybe a lot, but surely not everything.
Take the rapping white kid from San Francisco who goes by the name Watsky. A handle like that certainly doesn't evoke images of a slick, fast-talking rapper who also has a penchant for spoken word poetry; but that's what George Watsky ... More >>
Admit it, you saw the words "yoga" and "rave" and thought they were two mutually exclusive propositions. One involves healthy living and the other...uh, drugs and baby pacifiers is the first thing that springs to mind there. That thought has certainly crossed the mind of enterprising local rapper Wi ... More >>
Michael Jackson's music will always be timeless, which is why it's time for the world to listen to a new MJ album full of "newly completed recordings.""A new album from the King of Pop? So what?" you're saying. So what? Michael, the upcoming album of MJ hits, will include the unreleased track "Br ... More >>
Hip-hop legend Russell Simmons is calling FOX News personality Bill O'Reilly out.Simmons, the new Editor-In-Chief of Globalgrind.com, recently wrote a blog on the site asking O'Reilly to bring his criticisms of hip-hop directly to the hip-hop community and do a guest blog on the site."For far too lo ... More >>
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Sheriff's Captain Argues Mysterious Donors to Republican Party Not a Po ... More >>
Otis Jackson Jr. (a.k.a. Madlib) wins the award for the coolest bedroom ever.With apologies to Russell Simmons, Madlib's arguably the hardest working cat in hip-hop.Besides creating his own jams and flows under a few different noms de guerre (Quasimoto, Sound Directions, Yesterday's New Quintet), t ... More >>