Posts tagged "Brooklyn"
Blerd Radio Presents: The Constant Conversations Podcast (Episode 6)

Blerd Radio Presents: The Constant Conversations Podcast (Episode 6)

Episode 6 of the Constant Conversations podcast features a conversation with film critic/blogger/fellow podcaster Tristan More.

Blerd Radio 2014 | Episode 17: Do The Right Thing

Blerd Radio 2014 | Episode 17: Do The Right Thing

25 years after “Do The Right Thing” and not much has changed. Check out our latest podcast.

AfroPunk Announces Stellar Lineup For 2014 Festival

AfroPunk Announces Stellar Lineup For 2014 Festival

D’Angelo in Brooklyn? Might have to take a trip down for that one. Find out who’ll be playing the AfroPunk Festival this August.

BIG DADDY KANE: STILL GETTIN' THE JOB DONE

BIG DADDY KANE: STILL GETTIN’ THE JOB DONE

Still so full of action, his name should be a verb. Kane talks to Popblerd.

bLISTerd Presents: The 100 Greatest Rap Albums of All Time (Part Three)

bLISTerd Presents: The 100 Greatest Rap Albums of All Time (Part Three)

bLISTerd holds a Juice Crew reunion! Biz, Kane and Kool G. Rap all appear in the latest installment of the 100 greatest rap albums of all time!

The Viewfinder: Talib Kweli's "Distractions"

The Viewfinder: Talib Kweli’s “Distractions”

Talib Kweli has been a very busy man these days. In the past two years alone, the Brooklyn-bred emcee has recorded an album with producer partner Hi-Tek as Reflection Eternal, collaborated with outside-the-box R&B singer Res on the Idle Warship project, released his own album Gutter Rainbows, and has also played shows and recorded material with his longtime rhyme partner Mos Def (I will not embarrass myself by asking for a new Black Star album because…well, I’ve done that before.) […]

One for Biggie and Brooklyn

Today would have been Christopher Wallace’s 38th birthday. Obviously, B.I.G.’s murder thirteen years ago (THIRTEEN YEARS!!) robbed the world of an A-class rapper, someone who quite possibly could have gone on to be the greatest emcee of all time (not like Lil Wayne “Greatest Rapper Alive” hype talk…I mean, seriously) and someone who is still, with a 2-album body of work, is in my all-time Top Five. But it’s interesting to wonder what would have happened if B.I.G. had actually […]

A View from the Side-Eye: Jay-Z (& John Mayer) in "NY-Z"

I love Jay-Z. Seriously. It might just be blind Brooklyn love, but it’s there nevertheless. There’s something about his (yeah, I’m gonna say it) swagger that makes me feel good-and only cats from Brooklyn have this swagger, this attitude. Sometimes, listening to Jigga is like listening to a black Tony Robbins. Nevertheless, the new “short film” featuring Jay-Z called “NY-Z” leaves me a little lukewarm. I mean, first of all, what purpose does it serve? Because Absolut vodka is sponsoring […]

Blerd Appreciation: B.I.G. Forever

A lot of things go into making a great emcee. You’ve got to have a great delivery, a unique voice, a strong vocabulary, the ability to create an impactful punchline or a memorable verse, emotional resonance (or just plain old heart), charisma, and you’ve got to have good narrative skills. A truly legendary emcee possesses all of those traits, and there are only a handful of rappers who can rate near the top of all of those categories: The Notorious […]