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The Popblerd Interview: Dres (of Black Sheep and EvitaN)

The Popblerd Interview: Dres (of Black Sheep and EvitaN)

We got a chance to sit down with a hip-hop legend. Dres of Black Sheep fame talks to us about the Native Tongues as well as his new project, EvitaN. Their album “Speed of Life” drops today!

bLISTerd Presents: The Best Hip-Hop Remixes Of All-Time (Chuck's Mix)

bLISTerd Presents: The Best Hip-Hop Remixes Of All-Time (Chuck’s Mix)

Popblerd’s Chuck presents his list of the 10 best hip-hop remixes of all time, featuring the man who’s stolen the show more than anyone in rap history, Mister Busta Rhymes.

Blerd Appreciation: J. Dilla

Blerd Appreciation: J. Dilla

Every music producer has their own signature style, especially in hip hop, where a simple scratch, tone or sound can in many cases let you know exactly who is behind the boards. On February 10th 2006 the world lost one of the most prolific and creative artists not just in Hip Hop, but in all of music: James Yancey, a.k.a. Jay Dee, a.k.a. J Dilla. Hailing out of Detroit, Michigan, Dilla is often best known as a member of Slum […]

Spin Cycle: Casting Crowns’ “Come To The Well”

Casting Crowns surprised many when their new album “Come to the Well” debuted at #2 on the Billboard album charts. Check out our review.

The Blerd Interview: DJ Axel Foley

If you think you can tap into the mind and soul of a DJ strictly by the songs they spin, you couldn’t be more wrong. Thats like saying you can judge a book by its cover, and we all know the rap about that. You need to find out the ‘why’ rather than the ‘what’ before you can really know the deal… gotta dig in those crates before the precious reward can be mined. Now, some of you may be […]

The Blerd (Comic) Interview: George Amaru

Everybody has within them some type of skill, talent or ability. For example, I make tremendous scrambled eggs (ed. note: I LOVE scrambled eggs!!). Hardly Superhero material, I know. One particular skill that I have always envied and been amazed by from young is ones ability to create and illustrate pieces of artwork. It started with my love of Spiderman comics as a child, followed by a life long love for graffiti beginning in my teen years, to my love of walking around the Museum of Fine […]

Spin Cycle: Apathy’s “Honkey Kong”

I’m an old school/classic era hip hop junkie, straight up. Since Christmas day, 9 years old when I got my JVC boombox with Run DMC & the Fat Boys self-titled debut tapes to go with it, I was hooked for life. The next ten plus years were great to me, but somewhere along the line the game changed, and not for the better. With few exceptions, since the great era of the mid 90’s I’ve been pretty apathetic towards the […]

The Jukebox From Hell 03: “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)”

Some combinations just plain work. Chocolate and peanut butter Porkchops and applesauce Macaroni and cheese Brad and Angelina However…just because a certain formula seems to work for most, it does not necessarily mean that it will appeal to all. Not everyone likes Reeses Cups. Some people are lactose intolerant, some allergic to apples. Some people even prefer Jennifer Aniston to Angelina Jolie. Great commercial success has been realized by the duo of Jim Steinman and Michael Lee Aday, a.k.a. “Meatloaf”. The two paired up […]