Nardwuar vs Trina

Video: Nardwuar vs Trina posted at 12:12 pm

"Bitch" gets tossed around a lot in this interview, and it's kind of awkward. But maybe that awkwardness is a good thing? Beyond that, Nardwuar again shows the wonders that emerge from good research. His archaeological interview method does a good job of showing how Trina developed as an...

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New Video: Geko – “Heartless” posted at 11:10 am

Twitter: @GekoUSGENT 16 year-old Geko, who’s been dubbed the ‘rap version of Justin Bieber' for his effortless flow, cascading style and rounded delivery, is rapidly emerging as one of the most likely contenders to crossover from street anthems to mainstream success. Those in doubt need...

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Deeper than Pump It Up: 10 Joe Budden Songs You Need to Know posted at 10:48 am

Joe Budden is a polarizing figure in hip-hop. He has a cult fanbase that adores him for putting his life on display as much as he does, but then he also has his detractors who would rather he simply rap instead or being so personal. A strange stint on Love and Hip-Hop New York exposed the New...

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Interview: ANTHM Balances His Extremes posted at 3:34 pm

Photo by Julia Schur / RESPECT. At a distance, ANTHM seems to be a man of contradiction. Once a Wall Street shark-to-be, he’s almost three years deep in an already impressive rap career that has seen him work with Blu,...

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New Video: J. Cole feat. TLC – “Crooked Smile” posted at 1:49 pm

J. Cole brings a powerful message to life in his new video for "Crooked Smile." Cole sheds light on the war on drugs that continues to plague the nation, and he dedicated the video to Aiyana Stanley-Jones, the 7 year-old girl who died during a drug raid in Detroit. Cole plays a drug dealer in the...

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Interview: Shad Talks Flying Colours and the State of Conscious Rap posted at 11:45 am

Shad is kind of a big deal. He may be a relative newcomer in the minds of most US rap fans, but North of the border, in between complaints about the cold and apologizing for bumping into your fellow countryman on the street, they know Shad. The Kenyan-born, Toronto-bred, Vancouver-residing rapper...

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New Video: RiFF RaFF – “Dolce & Gabbana” posted at 10:00 am

Photo by Julia Schur/RESPECT. RiFF RaFF shows off his love for women and nice things in the visuals for "Dolce & Gabbana." In the video, you will see him fool around with beautiful women, displaying a few different hairstyles throughout. Neon Icon is set to drop next month. You can watch RiFF...