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AOK Mocks Feud Between Kyrie and LeBron with ‘Stan’ Parody

A screenshot from AOK’s parody of Kyrie Irving and Lebron James via Eminem’s ‘Stan’; Photo: AOK/YouTube In the biggest story of the NBA offseason, All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving asked to be traded from the […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Mickey Factz

Introducing ‘Notes from Mr. Sandman‘ – a column slapping a spotlight on lyricists overlooked, under appreciated, or just plain criminally slept on. Or like a man named Nas once said, “I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” […]

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At Their Final Tour Stop in CO, A Tribe Called Quest Pay Further Homage to Phife Dawg

Q-Tip pays homage to Phife Dawg at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado; Photo Kyle Eustice/YouTube During A Tribe Called Quest‘s final show in Morrison, Colorado at Red Rocks Amphitheater last week (Thursday, August 10), Q-Tip […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Ben Beal

Introducing ‘Notes from Mr. Sandman‘ – a column slapping a spotlight on lyricists overlooked, under appreciated, or just plain criminally slept on. Or like a man named Nas once said, “I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” […]

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LL Cool J Becomes First Rapper to Receive Kennedy Center Honors

Photo: LL Cool J/Facebook James Todd Smith (a.k.a. LL Cool J) is a rap legend and icon, and now the Queens-born rapper will add another chapter to his lore by becoming the first hip-hop artist […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Black Market Militia

Introducing ‘Notes from Mr. Sandman‘ – a column slapping a spotlight on lyricists overlooked, under appreciated, or just plain criminally slept on. Or like a man named Nas once said, “I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” […]

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Shaquille O’Neal Throws Shade at Lavar Ball on New Diss Track

A screenshot of the official video for Shaq’s latest diss track aimed at LaVar Ball; Photo: NBA/YouTube NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal has never been shy about his skills on the mic. Shaq Diesal has released […]

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Uncertainty Over Tyler, the Creator’s Sexuality Raises Larger Question

Tyler, the Creator in the official video for his 2013 single ‘Tamale’; Photo: OFWGKTA/YouTube With the release of his latest album Flower Boy, Tyler, the Creator found himself having to explain lyrics that some felt were […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Cesar Comanche

Introducing ‘Notes from Mr. Sandman‘ – a column slapping a spotlight on lyricists overlooked, under appreciated, or just plain criminally slept on. Or like a man named Nas once said, “I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Defari

Introducing ‘Notes from Mr. Sandman‘ – a column slapping a spotlight on lyricists overlooked, under appreciated, or just plain criminally slept on. Or like a man named Nas once said, “I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” […]

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