Big Boi is quickly approaching two decades in hip-hop, but he routinely finds inspiration in other genres. The upcoming release of his second solo LP, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, due Nov. 13, will feature a few of the Atlanta MC's favorite art
The men of Slaughterhouse -- Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Crooked I and Royce da 5'9" -- are beyond proving their rap skills to doubt-filled keyboard gangsters. In fact, when asked directly about feeling the need to set new standards with their latest
DJ Yonny was raised in Delaware, but his childhood dream was to have a job mixing on Philadelphia radio, just down the freeway. At 11 years old, he'd gotten his first set of turntables, and a few years later, he relocated to New York. But the Big Apple was only supposed to be a ste
Making good rap music is hard work, and it's certainly not for everyone. While any MC can string together a few simple lines, the best rappers strive for great poetry -- an electrifying verse that competes with the beat to grab your attention.
Lil Twist believes that patience is a virtue. He started his career with the Young Money imprint six years ago, at 13, carefully making a name for himself and waiting in the wings for his turn to shine. Now, that day has finally come, and at Lil Wayne's d
R&B fans have one very valid argument: the genre has abandoned rhythm and blues for hip-hop and house. R&B does seem to have lost its endearing quality -- trading stories of love and passion for some of the more tawdry elements of other music categories. Some suppo
Atlantic Records Wiz Khalifa has been hip-hop's biggest hippie for some time now, but in the early morning hours on Wednesday (Aug. 8), he showed just how committed he is to the concept with the release of his sophomore album artwork. For O.N.I.F.C.'s cover, the Pittsburgh superstar lou
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