11 Biggest Snubs in Rap-Grammy History

If you haven’t heard yet, everyone from hip-hop fans to Macklemore himself believes that Kendrick Lamar got snubbed at the 2014 Grammy’s. That might be true—however, rap has a long, unfortunate history of getting shafted by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (the voting committee for the Grammy’s). There have definitely been some […]

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, […]

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 […]

Magna Carta Review

Can I get a what-what the hell am I listening to? Often heralded as one of rap’s greatest MCs, Jay-Z delivered his twelfth studio album earlier this month. Magna Carta…Holy Grail is a mediocre piece of work that falls short of greatness mostly because of disappointing wordplay. Even the album’s title is a mediocre effort. […]