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Tag Archives: Raekwon
Meth, Ghost and Rae, Wu-Massacre Def Jam Okay, so the thirty-minute mini-album Wu-Massacre is something of a rush job, with few developed concepts and no memorable hooks. But who cares? The Wu-Tang triumvirate sticks to what it does best and … Continue reading
Rap Is Not Pop: Kid Cudi, Eminem and the Perils of Addiction This post is inspired by a commenter on my recent piece about Eminem and his album Recovery. â€œSomebodyâ€™s finally on the radio talking about NOT doing drugs. Thatâ€™s … Continue reading
You’ve read about it on your favorite blogs and websites. You watched the crazy teaser videos that ripped off the Brad Pitt flick Seven. You downloaded the free MP3s. Now it’s time to wipe away the drool, because the Meth, … Continue reading
While the Plug One 50’s top 20 albums list is designed to be authoritative (or at least highly opinionated), the top 30 tracks list tends to be a mishmash of random favorites. These are a few songs that caught my … Continue reading
This year’s crop of hip hop albums was an improvement over last year. But it didn’t come from the artists expected to dominate. Around this time in 2008, everyone was buzzing about the “new school” of blog-hyped rappers. They injected … Continue reading
The only reason I’m posting this is because the track is so f’ing banging. To all you mainstream rappers trying to replicate those $500 K video shoots from back in the day with $20 K and a flip-cam operated by … Continue reading
Remember in the 90s when rappers use to compose battle anthems for random B-movie action flicks? This is like a throwback to that.
Part two of three. Somebody call a hearse. Directed by Rik Cordero.
Part one of three. Please, please don’t let this be another crack rap album. I know the punters love it, but that shit gets boring. Directed by Rik Cordero. This album doesn’t have a title or a label yet (it … Continue reading
I love the track, but the animation sucks. What happened to Afro Samurai? Found via Allhiphop.com. From Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II, out September 8.