rap lyrics

California passed The Decriminalizing Artistic Expression Act which will make the use of rap lyrics during criminal trials as evidence hard

The debate about who is the best MC is a fundamental part of hip-hop. Now an enterprising entrepreneur is giving fans actual data to support their argument for “Top 5 Dead or Alive.” An app called “Hip-Hop Word Count” is an ethnographic database with lyrics from over 40,000 hip-hop songs from 1979 to now. Brooklyn […]

James “J. Dilla” Yancey will always go down as one of the greatest producers to touch an MPC, as seen by the yearly Dilla tributes and the loads of beats he’s contributed to the likes of Common, Busta Rhymes and others. But as Jay Dee, he was nice on the mic as well. Boasting a […]

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression,” says  the old saying. This is none truer than in a hip-hop, where you only get a few bars if you’re lucky to capture the attention of a fickle fan base. Most classic songs are set-up by a wonderfully quotable opening line and the […]

Jump for joy! Pink Friday is finally here! The album is a poppy mishmash of girly music that sounds like it’s sponsored by Bratz. However, we won’t knock Nicki’s hustle as she works to become a household name. What we will, knock, though, is some of her choices when it comes to lyrical content. Good […]