Crass Caucasian rapper R.A. the Rugged Man's blackballing throughout the music industry during the '90s has become a bit of hip-hop folklore, so it's always interesting to hear a first-hand account of just how severe it was.
After the movie-turned-MTV-reality-show 'Catfish: The TV Show' premiered in 2012, the computer savvy are more careful about who they talk to online. However, even those who don't use certain social networks fall victim to the "catfish" trend. Method Man included.
In the wake of that inadvertent KONY claim (a Kurupt reference that was misinterpreted yet people still ran with it anyway) from Kendrick Lamar, and those not-so-subtle comments from Trinidad Jame$, you could say that New York hip-hop's been under a bit of scrutiny this year.
There's Boogie Down Production's 'Criminal Minded. The Beastie Boys' legendary 'Licensed to Ill. Eric B. & Rakim's 'Paid in Full.' Hip-hop has plenty of albums that are considered landmarks in the culture, but what do they mean for the casual fan? They're essential listens and are still on the playlist for many, but for others, do they extend beyond hip-hop homework? The answer is yes, with Wu-Tang Clan's epochal 'Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)' being one without question.
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival saw a handful of amazing performances over the weekend, but few could top the Wu-Tang Clan, who reunited on stage last night at the festival's Outdoor Theatre
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