Posted by: a Gossiping Bitch on January 11th, 2014
We revisit our interviews with rapper / dancer / life improver Greg Nice of Nice & Smooth. These Q&A excerpts from four different decades show a man both comfortable with who he is and able to meet the challenges of changing times.
Posted by: a Gossiping Bitch on January 5th, 2014
Through the use of green screen technology, rappers could be as large and/or in charge as they wanted to be, and the results are varying. While the giant rapper phenomenon has fallen out of favor in recent times, its lasting footprint will always be impressive from an overhead slow motion pan out.
Posted by: a Gossiping Bitch on December 20th, 2013
Each song will come with its own 3-5 minutes of rapping. “I am afraid you have me at a disadvantage,” said your uncle when asked if he knew that Kweli’s album, Gravitas, was released earlier this week. “These words have no meaning to me.”
Posted by: a Gossiping Bitch on November 27th, 2013
In this edition of the FLW archives, a dark time in rap journalism is recalled with the case of rap blogger Infinitezimal. Though not noticed at the time, the series of FLW posts reveal a narrative of the tension between writers and rappers that often resulted in writers being intimidated or physically attacked for their published opinions.
Posted by: a Gossiping Bitch on November 22nd, 2013
The god Phil Schiller held another weirdly stage-managed Apple event today to announce its partnership with Wu-Tang Clan rapper Raekwon the Chef. After a comedy sketch featuring Siri flirting with HAL 9000, and an acoustic iPad performance of “Royals” by recording artist Lorde, Schiller took the stage to rapturous applause and described the new venture.
Posted by: a Gossiping Bitch on November 20th, 2013
Trifetime TV: “Television for Thugs” is back again with an all new lineup for November, 2013. Check local listings for show times!
Posted by: a Gossiping Bitch on April 1st, 2013
From the network that brought you original programming such as Trifetime: Television for Thugs and 24-hour news coverage of the 9/11 Commission’s Testimony from Hip-Hop comes an all new show featuring you, our readers! Let’s tune in…
Posted by: a Gossiping Bitch on February 3rd, 2013
In the wake of singer Frank Ocean’s brave public admissions concerning his sexuality, the media’s brave collective embrace of his statements, and the music consuming public’s brave purchases of his album, R&B crooner Choklit Gramm has with great courage released his own statement:
Posted by: a Gossiping Bitch on June 11th, 2012
Radio (old-timey, not internet) personality, 3 minute Youtube snippet sensation, and white person Peter Rosenberg has again caused controversy that will be forgotten in 24 hours when he called out Your lack of hip-hop integrity.
Posted by: a Gossiping Bitch on January 20th, 2012
In this edition of the FLW archives, rapper Common Sense (now known as actor/rapper Common, just a shade above the Black Eyed Peas in hardcoreness) is interviewed, reminding us all why we used to love him. Either that, or reminding us all why we should have been much more annoyed by him.
December 15, 1992
Posted by Infinitezimal
Much hyped rapper Common Sense has just dropped a debut album with only one good song. Yet I still came away from playing the tape (and returning it) liking him personally and hopeful for his future. Q&A below, along with my recordings of his unique speech inflections. Enjoy?