Eminem Confronts His ‘Monster’ in New Music Video

Earlier this week, Eminem released the music video for his number one hit with Rihanna, The Monster. I honestly wasn’t expecting much. I enjoy this song, but it’s probably one of my least favorites on MMLP2. However, what came on Monday night surprised me. The video captures the nostalgic feel of his most recent album and […]

Analysis of Childish Gambino’s New Album

Ever hear of Don Glover? No, not Danny Glover from the Lethal Weapon franchise. Don Glover. He was a writer on the hit TV comedy 30 Rock, a supporting cast member in the second season of HBO’s Girls, and has filmed popular comedy sketches on YouTube, including one about a spelling bee that I can’t […]

Wasted Weds: MTV Top 10 Artists of 2013

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It’s that time of year where I honestly don’t know my feet from my head so my apologies for missing our weekly wasted Wednesday last week. Won’t happen again dear friends, I promise! Let’s get to it shall we? I am happy to see that the Pope got the Times Person of the Year and […]

Rap God Remix and Ja Rule Leaves Wife…for Prison Mate?

Krayzie Bone released his remix of Eminem’s controversial Rap God the other day, aptly titled Clash of the Titans. For those of you who don’t know, Krayzie Bone was a part of the rap-melody group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, who rose to popularity in the early 90s. Clash of the Titans samples Rap God’s beat and uses rapid-fire wordplay throughout the entire song. Since releasing this […]

Jay Z Ranks His Albums…And So Do We

To celebrate his 44th birthday, rap legend Jay Z ranked twelve of his albums from best to worst, providing brief commentary on each one: “1. Reasonable Doubt (Classic) 2. The Blueprint (Classic) 3. The Black Album (Classic) 4. Vol. 2 (Classic) 5. American Gangster (4 1/2, cohesive) 6. Magna Carta (Fuckwit, Tom Ford, Oceans, Beach, […]

And the Nominees for the 56th Grammy Awards Are…

It’s Macklemore versus Kendrick Lamar at music’s biggest annual event: the Grammy Awards, which will be held on January 26, 2014. Both are nominated in seven categories, tying with Justin Timberlake for the second most nods this year. The leader? Rap legend Jay Z with a whopping nine. Meanwhile, hip-hop newbies Kendrick and Macklemore are pitted […]

Happy 44th Birthday to Jay Z

“Shawn Carter was born on December 4…” If you’ve ever heard the intro to Jay Z’s Black Album, aptly titled December 4th, then you’d know that it’s Jay Z’s birthday. Yes, on this fine December day, we celebrate the birth of a legendary artist—not just in rap but in music as a whole. Today, Jay […]

Eminem Premieres Rap God Music Video

This has definitely been an interesting week for music videos in hip-hop. First Kanye West, then James Franco, and now— Eminem. This is definitely one of the best music videos I’ve seen in a while, especially for hip-hop. Usually, contemporary rap videos like to rely on this basic formula: beautiful, scantily clad women+stacks of money+bottles […]