Monthly Archives: May 2013

Ghostface Killah Says “Illmatic” Made Him “Step His Pen Game Up”

Exclusive: Ghostface Killah recalls his formative years and how battles with the Wu-Tang Clan and other peers in Hip Hop have influenced him.   When Ghostface Killah was 13, he discovered that he had been struggling. More than that, he discovered that his family had been struggling. His father was absent. Two of his brothers suffered from […]

J. Cole Recalls His First Encounter With Kendrick Lamar

Before Carolina rapper J. Cole made his mark on the music world with his debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story and before any talk of a collaborative album between himself and fellow emcee Kendrick Lamar was ever mentioned, J. Cole says he had long given the Compton rapper his stamp of approval.   During the second edition of CRWN, a […]

Large Professor Says Nas Watered Down “Ether” Lyrics

In the final portion of a three-part interview with The Combat Jack Show, former Main Source front man Large Professor revealed that Nas held back on his lyrical assault on Jay-Z, “Ether.”   Jay came out swinging with the Kanye West-produced “Takeover” diss track in 2001, and many thought Nas’ (and Prodigy of Mobb Deep) would never recover. Nas gamely responded with “Ether” amid still-ongoing debates over […]

2Pac Was To Play Sharif In Menace II Society, Not O-Dog

Directors Allen and Albert Hughes’ polarizing 1993 classic Menace II Society saw it’s 20th anniversary last week. Tyrin Turner, better known as “Caine,” sat down with Sway and rapper Consequence on this week’s installment of MTV Rap Fix to discuss the film’s effect on culture overall.       Turner admits that he didn’t foresee the impact the […]

Mary J.Blige’s Stepdaughter Homeless & Pregnant

Mary J Blige‘s husband Kendu Isaacs may not win Father of the Year if you believe his daughter Briana who is allegedly homeless and pregnant. The couple who have been going through it financially, is now having to deal with Briana putting them on blast on Twitter.     I think Briana needs to take responsibility […]

Chief Keef Arrested (Again), This Time For Speeding

Either Chief Keef doesn’t care about the law, or the law is always after Chief Keef. Chances are both options are true, but nonetheless, the 17-year-old has been arrested –yet again.   Keef was popped a week ago in Georgia, for disorderly conduct. This time, the Chicago teen was arrested for speeding.   TMZ has the story:   Chief Keef […]