disRESPECT: Le1f, Lord Jamar, and “Alpha Males”

[caption id="attachment_73767" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Via Spin[/caption] “[Hip-Hop] started with the alpha males. And now it’s being given to the beta males to try to flex their shit,” says Bran Nubian Lord Jamar in his recent New Yorker profile.  Jamar has been releasing...

disRESPECT: Native Americans are Not Dead, Kanye

Earlier today we (I) uncritically posted some of the provocative(racist) merchandise for Kanye West's Yeezus Tour. After a few enlightening exchanges on Twitter that resulted in some changes to the original article, I'd like to clarify what those changes were and why they were made. The main...

disRESPECT: RiFF RAFF is Not the New Vanilla Ice

RiFF RAFF recently stopped by Hot 97 for a noticeably intense interview. Sitting down with radio hosts Peter Rosenberg and Ebro, RiFF was subjected to some tough questions regarding his authenticity as an artist, particularly from Ebro. The uncomfortable exchange was recorded and uploaded to...

disRESPECT: TMZ Misrepresents Hip-Hop

Last Friday, at the height of the national anxiety to find and neutralize Boston Marathon Bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his brother Dzhokhar, TMZ posted an article connecting the two brothers to hip-hop. While TMZ has never and will never be known for making flattering representations,...

disRESPECT.: The Femcee Problem

Beef between rappers is nothing new in hip-hop. It's a widely-accepted part of the culture, and oftentimes it brings about some entertaining moments. Beef between female rappers, however, is so prevalent its become a joke. Azealia Banks got into another Twitter spat recently, although this...

disRESPECT: Illmatic and good kid, m.A.A.d city Aren’t Comparable

Before and after it leaked, Kendrick Lamar's debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city drew the inevitable comparisons to Nas' debut album Illmatic. On one hand, these comparisons are just fun ways of saying, "Damn, this new album reminds me of my favorite old album!" On the other hand, these...

disRESPECT.: Roscoe Dash Feels Left Out

Roscoe Dash has a bone to pick Kanye West. And Wale. And the music industry as a whole. The Atlanta rapper is best known for his "All the Way Turnt Up" single, but he feels he should be known for a few other things he's penned. He took to Twitter to express his frustration about not being...

disRESPECT.: Who Can Stop DOOM From Sending Impostors to His Shows?

Will the real DOOM please stand up? This may become a recurring question if DOOM continues to pull stunts like the one at his August 25th concert in London. The masked rapper was scheduled to make an appearance at the "Livin' DOOM" event, but instead sent out a lip-syncing doppelganger....

disRESPECT.: He Was Yuck Much Before “Yuck,” Lil Wayne’s Way Off His Game

Lil Wayne recently told MTV that he hated his verse on "Yuck!": I sound wack as hell on there. He did not tell me that was gonna be the first song on his album. We were just in the studio and, man, I just did that. I was in there just messing around. Please don’t judge me from that — my...

disRESPECT.: Is “Bad Bitch” Better Than “Bitch?”

Since becoming an actress, model, grammy winner, and CoverGirl, many may have forgotten Queen Latifah's come-up as female rapper in the 1980s. Just as characters like MC Lyte, Antoinette, Salt-N-Peppa, Yo Yo, and Roxanne Shante began to introduce hip-hop to ill feminine flare, Queen Latifah stuck...