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  • Music

    August 15, 2013

    Lucky 2013

    The silver-anniversary Houston Press Music Awards ceremony was a memorable one.

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    A Timeline of the World, Post-Beyoncé Haircut

    On August 7, in the year of Beyoncé and Blue Ivy 2013, a photo was placed on the official royal Instagram of her Bey-Hiveness Beyoncé. The queen had gotten a haircut. People gasped, women immediately called their beauticians at the stroke of midnight wanting the cut. Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Pin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    The Craziest Musical Gambles That Paid Off

    Every year it's a guarantee that someone will grouse about record labels and musicians never taking risks anymore, and never producing anything exciting or unique. While that's probably true to a certain extent, so far it hasn't been totally empty in 2013. For instance, first there was Kanye West's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Hard Knock Life: Jay-Z Then and Now

    This week marks the beginning of a legacy. On October 17, 1998, Jay-Z's Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the first of Jay-Z's many albums to do so and the start of a streak that continues today. Every Jay-Z album since has hit No. 1, making him the current record holde ... More >>

  • Music

    June 7, 2012

    Santigold Goes Hard

    Dance-pop provocateurSantigold is the polar opposite of the starlets she once co-wrote songs with.

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Fool's Gold Makers Dirty And Nasty Discuss... Fool's Gold

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. Thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Last Night: J. Cole At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Marco Torres​J. Cole Warehouse Live September 14, 2011 On his second Texas tour with college-based concert promoting company Scoremore, Roc Nation artist J. Cole sold out Warehouse Live's ballroom Wednesday night, to an almost overwhelming all-ages crowd filled with diversity. The v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Top Five Rapper Deadbeat Dads

    ​Admit it, when you hear the term "deadbeat dad," you immediately think of a black rapper rocking Gucci stunna shades in a perfectly dimmed room, pants drooping to his ankles. Truth be told, hip-hop dads would be wise to step up and heed Ed OG's words: "Be a Father to Your Child." Relationsh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    The Weak Links In Seven Great Rap Crews

    Wu-Tang Clan ain't nothin' to fuck with... except maybe U-God.​Logic suggests that being surrounded by artistic brilliance would give the less endowed a natural boost. But if talent were contagious, failure wouldn't exist, and neither would this list. Every rap group, big or small has one memb ... More >>

  • Music

    February 25, 2010

    Forever Roc La Familia

    Aztek Escobar talks about life after leaving Jay-Z's Latin record label.

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2009

    In the Mix: DJ and Dance Music for the New Malaise, Part 2

    ​5. MSTRKRFT, Fist of God (Downtown) Canadian duo MSTRKRFT gave the cool kids what they want - grinding, "keytar" synths, a punk-rock attitude and plenty of pop references (John Legend, N.O.R.E., and Ghostface Killah make appearances). Despite the pair's hockey-mask appearance and heavy-metal-danc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Five Spot: Big Pokey

    Welcome back to The Five Spot, a Rocks Off recurring feature. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Wednesday, RapRadar.com threw up an interview with former Roc-A-Fella rapper ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2008
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    April 7, 2008
  • Music

    January 31, 2008

    Billion Dollar Babies

    Rappers and their ten-figure dreams

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Hip-hop, Year Two AJ

    Still no Jigga, but Kanye, some lovable limeys and a great Beyoncé substitute held it down

  • Music

    September 8, 2005

    Teairra Mari

    Make Her Feel Good

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    God Save the Scene

    Sassy Brits, hoochie mamas and a dude named Beans attempted to invigorate a stagnant year for hip-hop

  • News

    December 23, 2004

    Rapping on Heaven's Door

    Can Christian hip-hop save Enock from his demons?

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    God Save the Scene

    Sassy Brits, hoochie mamas and a dude named Beans attempted to invigorate a stagnant year for hip-hop

  • Music

    October 14, 2004

    Dishing the Dirt on Dirty

    We chronicle the greatest moments of Ol' Dirty Bastard

  • Music

    February 19, 2004

    Kanye West

    College Dropout (Def Jam/Roc-A-Fella)

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    The Class of '03

    Grab your gift certificates and trade in your white elephants -- here's what you really wanted for Christmas

  • Music

    December 18, 2003

    Rappin' Up Gifts

    A lucky seven underground hip-hop releases to slip into Christmas stockings this year

  • Music

    May 8, 2003

    Adventures in Lo-Fi

    BBE (Rapster)

  • Music

    October 31, 2002

    Scarface

    The Fix (Def Jam South)

  • Music

    December 14, 2000

    The Empire Strikes Back

    The once-proud Rap-A-Lot rediscovers its fury with four new releases

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