White rappers have evolved tremendously since the days Snow sold us all reggae huff in a Diet Coke can. Yelawolf’s new album, Love Story, is already garnering strong reviews for the Alabama native’s incorporation of other genres and still able to call it Hip-Hop.
The Beastie Boys’ debut album, Licensed To Ill has enjoyed a legacy of rare perfection and now, 29 years after it was released, it joins a prestigious group of rap albums to be certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America.
A long lost (sort of) video for the Beastie Boys song “Too Many Rappers,” featuring Nas has been unearthed.
The community in New York City’s Lower East Side neighborhood were against the intersection of Ludlow and Rivington streets being renamed after the Beastie Boys. But thanks to Brooklyn-based artist Danielle Mastrion, Mike D, MCA, and Ad-Rock’s images can now be seen on the corner of the aforementioned the streets.
It may appear that the surviving members of the Beastie Boys are to spend their remaining days entangled in some sort of copyright lawsuit. Given their recent streak of being on the favorable end of the sound of a judge’s gavel, that may not be a bad thing.
The Beastie Boys have repeatedly proven themselves to be masters of litigation and Monster Energy Drink is learning the hard way after a judge has ruled them to be nearly $2 million poorer.
When it comes to creative expressions in the form of lyricism and wordplay, Hip-Hop just may trump all other music genres by a longshot.
Run DMC rose to fame due to the dynamic verses of Run and D.M.C., but the crew’s equally vital member was their late DJ, Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell. On what would have been the turntable technician’s 49th birthday, it’s only right to give props to DJs that have shined in similar settings as well.
In 1989, the Beastie Boys released their second studio album Paul’s Boutique which went on to achieve much success and critical acclaim. The album cover to the storied record also garnered a bit of significance over the years for being a simple shot of the corner of Ludlow and Rivington in their Lower East Side […]
The madness between the Beastie Boys and toymaker Goldieblox has taken another turn, flip and parry with the legendary rap group gaining the upper hand.
The Beastie Boys are embroiled in a brewing legal matter involving the use of one of their earlier tracks, “Girls.” A start-up company in California used the song without permission, then filed a suit against the group claiming a right to use the song. The Beasties and their legal team have responded, adding an interesting […]