Posts tagged "Rakim"
Blerd Radio 2015: Episode 14 | And Ya Don't Stop (Favorite Emcees List)

Blerd Radio 2015: Episode 14 | And Ya Don’t Stop (Favorite Emcees List)

The Blerd Radio panel talks about their favorite emcees in the latest podcast.

Friday Throwback - Yo! MTV Raps Final Freestyle

Friday Throwback – Yo! MTV Raps Final Freestyle

Last week, I saw a retweet of an Ed Lover tweet promoting a VH1 documentary about “Yo! MTV Raps” , the pioneering hip hop show that ran on MTV for eight years, from 1988-1995. I had absolutely no idea the show was on. While it was short, it was entertaining and took you back to a quintessential era in MTV history. Hosted by Fab 5 Freddy, Doctor Dre, and Lover, Yo! created a dedicated block for rap music and rap artists whose videos weren’t played in regular […]

Poptificating – 2012 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Exclusions & Guns ‘N Roses

As you’d expect on a website written by a bunch of pop culture junkies, we have some fun email exchanges on a myriad of topics. Sometimes, we’ll go back and forth on a topic for days. Some of these conversations aren’t necessary to post about, but some of them are. Welcome to “Poptificating”. This column will be a collaborative effort where many of our writers just riff on a topic. The topic for the first column is the Rock & […]

The Top 40 Emcees of All Time: #1

So, I’ve dragged you through 39 of my favorite rappers over the past month or so, methodically going step by step through descriptions of what makes them my favorite rappers, YouTube videos, and recaps. So, before we get to the final emcee on this list, let’s make a quick run through the emcees that this person had to surpass before getting to the top. Drumroll, please… 40. Big L 39. Twista 38. Posdnuos 37. Guru 36. Pharoahe Monch 35. Ludacris […]

TVone Wants to Know: Who Should Be on the Next Season of Unsung?

If you’re a fan of soul music and you’re not watching TVone’s documentary series “Unsung”, you are missing out big time. The series, which concludes its’ third season this week, spotlights artists with compelling¬† back stories who have not gotten their deserved props from the mainstream. The folks behind this show really do their research-almost every episode has been sit-in-front-of-the-TV-rapt good. They’ve covered everyone from Donny Hathaway and Phyllis Hyman to DeBarge and Stacy Lattisaw, and this season’s final episode […]