Album Review, Emcee, Issues

Twenty Years Later: Illmatic

Story originally published on The 5th Element Magazine Spring/Summer 2014 Issue Do you remember Hip-Hop in 1994? Some key events may come to mind:  Warren G heralded the G-Funk era previously established by Dr. Dre, with his West Coast anthem, “Regulate.” Southern hip-hop flourished with OutKast’s debut and the release of Scarface’s The Diary . […]

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Emcee, Events, Lifestyle

Warren G and a Glass of Moscato

Ever since Drizzy Drake rapped, “It’s a celebration, clap-clap, bravo.  Lobster and shrimp and a glass of moscato.”, on Trey Songz’ hit “I Invented Sex”, the sweet Italian dessert wine hit the mainstream and never looked back.  Like really, that one line had thirsty dudes all over climbing over themselves at BevMo trying to snag […]

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Issues

The Top 20 Summer BBQ Hip Hop Anthems

Okay, so you’ve got your grilling game right.  And yeah you’ve got a cooler full of cold drank.  And of course, you have all the homies coming through.  Cypher complete right?  Not quite, player.  Because what’s a summer bbq without the proper music to serve as the official soundtrack to it?  Now since we at […]

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