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Eminem And Rihanna’s ‘Monster’ Tour

2014’s hottest concert has officially been announced: ‘The Monster Tour,’ featuring superstars Eminem and Rihanna. This jackpot combination will be making three stops: Detroit, New Jersey (thank God), and Los Angeles, which is where Eminem epically surprised the crowd at a Rihanna concert. Personally, I’d rather see Slim Shady paired up with a rapper, similar to his […]

The Slim Shady LP Turns 15

Rock or Anything would like to wish The Slim Shady LP a happy belated birthday! Yes, just five days ago, this hip-hop classic turned 15 years old. This wasn’t Eminem’s first album though; that would be Infinite. But after Infinite hit the shelves and was torn apart by critics and fans, Eminem was forced to head back to his […]

Hopsin Kills It Live in NYC

Saturday night, I had the privilege of watching indie rapper Hopsin perform live in Union Square. He had two opening acts–two small-time, talented rappers whose monikers I can’t recall. After they finished tearing up the stage, Hopsin came out dressed like a MC from the early 2000s. He sported baggy clothes, a skull cap, and […]

Most Anticipated Rap Albums for 2014

2013 was an awesome year for rap, regardless of how you might feel about the musicians and albums that came to dominate it. Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore were breakout sensations, and we received albums from Eminem, Jay Z, Kanye West, Tyler the Creator, Childish Gambino, Mac Miller, Big Sean, Drake, Hopsin, and many others. 2013 […]

Drake Takes On Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Kendrick, Macklemore, and Kanye West

Rap superstar Drake certainly seems to have a lot on his mind. In the last few months, he’s criticized everybody from Kendrick Lamar to Kanye West, from Mackelmore to Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Yes, that’s right. Drake attacked the recently deceased, highly celebrated actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman. But first, let’s start with Kendrick. Remember his verse […]

Kanye’s College Dropout Celebrates Ten Years

Because I spent yesterday writing about The Beatles, I completely missed an historic landmark: the 10th anniversary of College Dropout. That’s right. It’s been ten years since the world was introduced to one of its most egotistical and revolutionary artists: Kanye West. Of course, Kanye was already a legitimate producer at the time, working primarily […]

The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles

Fifty years ago yesterday, The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in what CBS would call “The Night that Changed America.” To honor this landmark event, The Grammy’s spent two and a half hours commemorating, or saluting, this legendary band. It was tragic to see that the “Fab Four” were missing two faces; still, […]

The Beatles 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago today, four British kids with mop-topped hair landed in JFK to a mass of screaming, hysterical teenagers. Fifty years ago today, a band defied the naysayers who claimed that guitar groups and rock and roll was dying. Fifty years ago today, The Beatles arrived in America and made history. Often celebrated as […]

Chili Peppers Went Unplugged for Super Bowl

Yesterday brought some very interesting news to light. One: with 112 million viewers, this year’s Super Bowl has become the most watched television program in American history—which means that we’ll be seeing another Meadowlands Super Bowl very soon. Two: Red Hot Chili Peppers were accused of ‘unplugging’ during Sunday night’s halftime show. In other words, […]