Category Archives: Rap

Ice Cube Releases Everythangs Corrupt

Ice Cube’s long-awaited Everythangs Corrupt is out and it is full of fire and commentary on America’s love of money. The 16-song album has one feature from Too Short and it is the first full-length effort since I Am The West that came out in 2010. Everythangs Corrupt was originally scheduled for a 2015 release date. Ice Cube starting sharing music from the album with the title track in 2012. The timing of the release today is on time with all the political tensions in the country which is reflected in the second single “Arrest The President.” 

 

 

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Snoop Dogg Receives Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Snoop Dogg received his star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on Monday. Dr. Dre, Quincy Jones and Jimmy Kimmel were in the crowd for the ceremony that took place in front of El Capitan Entertainment Center on Hollywood Boulevard. The rapper thanked Dr. Dre for treating him as an equal at the beginning of his career, family, friends and himself. The 25th anniversary of Snoop Dogg’s debut album Doggystyle is November 23rd. He had the most anticipated solo album from a rapper in 1993 and Doggystyle went straight to no. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Snoop Dogg’s Redemption Of A Dogg stage play with Je’Caryous Johnson will resume its tour in March 2019. 

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NASIR: The Film

Mass Appeal premiered NASIR: The Film today as a companion piece to Nas’s album of the same name. The seven songs are pulled together into a 16-minute film. Nas appears throughout the piece that has scenes of young Black men in the neighborhood living life with their families and friends and dealing with the police. Slick Rick has a quick cameo for his sampled part on “Cops Shot The Kid” that begins with a Richard Pryor monologue. 

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Ice Cube: Arrest The President (Audio)

Ice Cube gives his opinion about contemporary politics on the single “Arrest The President.” The rap legend has never feared any potential repercussions of his thoughts on any topic. He makes it clear when he raps “You got the evidence, that N**** is Russian Intelligence” that he believes the 45th president is a criminal in a line that would anger Republicans. The lyrics for “Arrest The President” are begging for a visual before the December 7th release date for Everythang’s Corrupt.  

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Rapsody: Pay Up (Official Video)

Rapsody has fun looking at the financial politics of relationships in her video for “Pay Up.” She plays the role of an observer watching a couple have disagreements about money. Rapsody will be on tour this summer supporting her Grammy-nominated album Laila’s Wisdom

 

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