When N.W.A. released the song “Straight Outta Compton” in 1988, and its corresponding album of the same name, it changed the hip-hop landscape. Not only was it a monumental achievement in gangsta rap , it set the stage for the style and quality of rap .
After Cube exited his group, and the production of Dr. Dre (Jinx's cousin) & DJ Yella, the artists reunited to make some of the most fiery, rhythmic, and timeless music in the canon of Gangsta Rap and Hip-Hop. In honor of the anniversary, Jinx spoke.
Thirty producers were pre-selected by a panel of experts, and two slots have been reserved for wild-card entries, including the possibility for write-in candidates, to ensure no deserving beat maker is neglected. The contest consists of six rounds.
Waves of ambient electronica began flowing out of an old analog synthesizer, merging with the groan of a nearby generator. After 15 minutes of ... Get Slate in your inbox. Like gangster rap, black metal drew a great deal of its charisma from its claims.
It remains Apple's biggest ever acquisition, uniting the iPhone maker with a pair of music mavericks who, between them, have influenced the course of popular music for more than four decades. In June 2015, Iovine launched Apple Music, a streaming.
Plans are in place for a simulcast across ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox that will air Friday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. “EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live,” put on by the Entertainment Industry Foundation and XQ Institute, will air live in the Eastern time.
ABC has booked a road trip for its flagship late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” The program, which is based in Hollywood, will head to Brooklyn for a week of shows, Oct. 16-20. The show will tape before a live audience at the Brooklyn Academy of .
A new study out of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) is turning a common misconception about what fans of Rap want to hear on its head. Generally speaking, the radio and the industry at large are often criticized for promoting music.
Because their handlers coached them to play to the current market, which at the time tilted toward gun-toting, blunt-toking gangsta rap ... from up-to-the-moment hardcore to reggae to old-school rap to 70s-style easy listening to Haitian-flavored acoustic.
Sam’s old-school. I just got out of his way ... But then she conceded: “I suppose he might be a little cool. He does listen to that gangsta rap.” She looked up toward the ceiling. “There’s always a party going on up there.”.
“The Outsiders” was published 50 years ago this spring, just as S.E. Hinton, its teenage author, was graduating from her high school in Oklahoma. ... Ms. Hinton wrote the book as a high school student, living the conflicts that became central to her.
A former Gangster Disciples strongman who had helped orchestrate a gang truce back in the 1990s asked him if they could meet ... Rhymefest plays it — an old-school hip-hop action soundtrack, with Fess sounding as aggressive as early LL Cool J.
Other topics covered in the interview include his thoughts on Young Thug's “Wyclef Jean,” the generation gap in Hip-Hop and mumble Rap , his thoughts on Donald Trump's immigration ban, and whether he and Lauryn Hill will ever mend fences. .... What.