Articles of the Abstract We all have our favorite lyricists and it’s based on a multitude of factors typically. The actual lyrics or words of hip hop is only a percentage of the music,  as we all know and it can be hard to get to the genius of some lyrics if the beat just […]

I would say I’m a man of a certain size. Some, less eloquent, people would simply describe me as fat. Whatever (eye roll emoji). I’ve been a big guy for a long time. Although I’ve fluctuated in size over the years, I’ve always been one of the biggest guys in the crew. Sometimes that’s a […]


December 27, 2020

I was listening to “The Fire” by the Roots the other day. Now, I’ve heard the “How I Got Over” album multiple times. Bought it on the first day it came out, actually. From “Dear God 2.0” to “Hustla”, to the title track, the whole album bangs. That’s not debatable, in my opinion. But “The […]

Religion in the Hip Hop World So I thought it’d be interesting to discuss one of the things were told not to discuss with others, or at least talk about the hip hop artists that did so on a record… religion. Since hip hop loyalists treat hip hop like its a religion in and of […]

PETER PIPER “Now Peter Piper picked peppers, but Run rocked rhymes. Humpty Dumpty fell down, that’s his hard time. Jack B. Nimble was nimble and he was quick. But Jam Master cut faster, Jack’s on Jay’s dick. Now Little Bo Peep cold lost her sheep. And Rip van Winkle fell the hell asleep. And Alice […]


November 1, 2020

MASHUPS Even as a true hip hop head, I can absolutely respect it when you see two completely different artists link up to create something unique. The roots of hip hop have always been about expression. Expression about life, love, loss and most importantly, creativity. Over the years, we’ve seen some pretty creative mashups. The […]

What’s Beef? While Biggie wrote about the extreme in What’s Beef?, luckily, most artist beefs just bless us with some monster dis tracks. As long as there have been hip hop artists, there have been hip hop artists that don’t like each other. This can make for some extremely entertaining lyrical battles. It can also […]

Battle of the Producers In hip hop there’s the age old debate about the greatest Emcee of all time.  Everyone who’s listened to hip hop for any extended period of time can likely tell you who they think the top 5 of all time are and why.   What doesn’t get mentioned nearly enough in my […]

Who Started Gangster Rap? What a great question! We all know that gangster rap was a huge influential part of hip hop in the 90’s, but where did it come from? If you do any kind of google search, you’ll find multiple answers to this. I’m here to just consolidate it down. Depending on which […]

Memorizing Lyrics If you’ve ever sat down to write rhymes, you know that it can be a daunting task. What do I talk about? Does it fit together? Does it fit within the bars? Most people, it takes years of practice to get this art form down. There are a handful of artists though that […]

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