Notorious B.I.G. and Star Wars aren’t exactly two things that you’d think would work well together, but Solar Slim and Richie Branson have proven that wrong with Life After Death Star.
Missy Elliott has a new video for her excellent comeback single “WTF (Where They From).” In it, she rides around on an auto-balancing skateboard.
Angels’ Mike Trout likes Drake. The Nationals’ Bryce Harper opts for Sinatra. Some go with a feel-good ballad from an 80s band called The Outfield. At least a half-dozen players use “Turn Down for What.” This is the world of baseball “walk-up” music, the songs that blare through the stands as the batters of the home…
Lately, you're hearing about Killer Mike because of Run the Jewels, his follow-up collabo with rapper El-P. But before he and El embarked on this project together, there was R.A.P. Music. And now as ever, this track and the message behind it feels appropriate.
Makonnonen's been having a moment ever since Drake hopped on this track early this fall. Now it's Tuesday, and the video just dropped, so playing the song's appropriate. But the song works every day, always.
It's hard to find good, quality You Time when you're collaborating with Kanye West, Rick Ross, and Pusha-T (not to mention Azealia Banks, Action Bronson, and many, many others). But after a couple of busy years, 28-year-old Scottish DJ Hudson Mohawke has finally put out a new EP.
Today would have been Tupac's 43rd birthday, so what better time than tonight to post the classic "Changes"?
So this is awkward. Last Friday, the Seattle Symphony teamed up with Sir Mix-a-Lot to perform his number one hit "Baby Got Back." It's not so much the idea of rapping over an orchestra that's awkward, though. It's the dancing.
Examining rap lyrics to measure quality of life in Compton. An ambitious housing plan from New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. How Boston is changing thanks to one architecture firm. Why Atlanta is putting all its money on the BeltLine. Plus, Bike Month! All in this week's Urban Reads!
Off the 2007 album Curtis, this song is an oldie, but a goodie. Since we met with 50 Cent last week as he was hawking his #SMSAUDIO headphones at CES, and the song says freaking tech-nol-o-gy in the title, well there's your tech peg, nerds.
In May of 2000 three legends of hip-hop formed a supergroup and created something nobody saw coming: A futuristic, sci-fi rap album. Over the years, Deltron 3030 has developed an almost fanatical cult following. The long awaited sequel—officially released today—is likely to do the same.
It's very likely that Future is from another world, because the music he's put out in the past year is on a different level. Produced by Mike Will Made It, "Sh!t" is the latest single off his upcoming November release Honest.
Rappers have had a love affair with technology that started long before Biggie Smalls was name-checking Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis. And their rhymes cover everything from the CEOs to mobile platforms. Here, we present you with the best tech references in rap:
Microsoft exec Michael Angiulo had a pretty good day today: Microsoft Surface, an awesome product he helped make and introduce, opened up for pre-orders and this beyond awesome rap he did with rapper Too Short for his 40th birthday came out to the public. This guy is my new favorite technology executive.
DMX, a rapper I loved so much growing up that I had a poster of him in my room, is an interesting character. He's been hugely successful even though he's really hard to understand. He raps when he speaks. He growls. He's intimidating. He's also, apparently, never ever used Google on a computer before. Watch him use it…
David Johnson has Jay-Z's email address. Probably. He has carried on a one-sided conversation for years, sending emails to an address he believes to be Jay-Z's. With a service called ReadNotify, Johnson has confirmed that the emails have not only been read, but opened in locations that directly correlate with Jay's…
Biggie rapped about his Genesis. Jay-Z rapped about his pager. But DC rapper Boobe's new video covers the full spectrum of digital life: sometimes you just want everyone to fucking leave you alone online.
Forget what ya heard, and recognize the real food rappers. All of your favorite fruits and vegetables throw down hard in this stop-motion animation by BankShot with music by DJ Nick Castle. Warning: This video will both entertain you and make you hungry..