RotD: “Symphonies (Remix)” (feat. KiD CuDi) – Dan Black

19 01 2010

This is Dan Black. As you might (or maybe not) be able to tell, he’s British. Read the rest of this entry »

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The odds on America’s next top rapper

11 01 2010

Ah, prognostication. It’s as American as subtle racism and reality TV. Everybody does it, and since everybody does it, it must be important, right? Exactly. And American’s are free to predict anything about anything. That’s the beauty of prognostication, it’s ubiquity, it’s omnipresence. It’s here, it’s there, but right now, it’s going to be in hip-hop.

And we’re going to use it to answer this question: Who’s the next rapper that’ll take over that coveted “Number one spot” that Ludacris rapped about only a few years ago?

You’ve had your Jay-Z’s, your Kanye’s, your Lil Wayne’s, even your T.I.’s, Ludacris’ and 50 Cent’s. But  this is 2010, it’s time for a changing of the guard. Who are hip-hop’s next heavyweights, and who will end end being the best of these new fighters? Read the rest of this entry »





Rhyme&Review: Mr Hudson

8 12 2009

Who?

Mr Hudson (inexplicably spelled without any sort of punctuation), is the nerdy-looking British guy who’s been tagging along with your biggest hip-hop artists around — Kanye West and Jay-Z. Read the rest of this entry »





Rhyme&Review: Blakroc

30 11 2009

Who?

Dame Dash loves The Black Keys. Loves ’em. Like a rap kid loves breaks. So he decided “Fuck it, let’s see if they’ll make a hip-hop album.” The Back Keys were open to the idea, so Blakroc was formed. Next, Dame needed rappers. Read the rest of this entry »





The People v. Shawn Carter in the matter of Gross Hypocrisy of the First Degree

10 11 2009

In the musical justice system, the people and the musicians are represented by two separate, yet equally important groups — The District Attorneys who investigate the crime, and the defense who claims it’s all a bunch of bullshit. These are their stories. Read the rest of this entry »





Rhyme&Review: Our Process

28 10 2009

We often wonder at R&R what the point of reviewing art in any form is. Wouldn’t it just make more sense for a person to experience the product and form their opinion? Absolutely. Nobody that reads our reviews should ever take our word for it. Go and find out for yourself, lazy bum.

However, that doesn’t mean reviews can’t be helpful and — here’s the part where we boost our ego — necessary. Context. Our reviews are aimed at giving our reader context. Because without context, information is downright useless. Read the rest of this entry »