Tag Archives: Ghostface

A little game…

A bit of background before we dive in. I intern at WKCR, Columbia University’s radio station. A few months ago, host Sucio Smash was removed from the station’s only Hip-Hop show, then Squeeze Radio (the successor to Stretch and Bobbito’s … Continue reading

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Rifle Expert

Another day, another remix. This time a little retouching of a Ghostface favorite. I think the Wu fans will dig this one. If you like your music clean and pristine, steer clear.

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Bass for your face, London

In the history of basslines there have been many basslines. But Taana Gardner’s “Heartbeat” possesses one bassline to rule them all, rendering all other basslines obsolete. At least for today. “Heartbeat” – Taana Gardner Also spawned one of my favorite … Continue reading

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A million emcees and they ain’t sayin nothin

Here’s a rap PSA of sorts. My top 5 rappers, in no particular order: Andre 3000 Pharoahe Monch Big Pun Black Thought Eminem This is apropos of a conversation I had tonight about young rappers, great rappers, and the fact … Continue reading

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C’est le rap francais!!

I have this theory: most European rap artists operate on the principle that Hip Hop still exists in a glorious pre-millennial golden era/late 90s bubble.

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Favorite 20 Songs of 2009

A friend of mine asked for a hundred, but I wouldn’t want to rob you of my brilliant commentary, so I cut it to 20. Also, most of what I listened to in 2009 came out before 2009. Thoughts on … Continue reading

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The Nas Syndrome: The Big Doe Rehab by Ghostface Killah

The Nas Syndrome examines a phenomenon in rap whereby superior rappers choose beats of dubious quality compared to their rapping ability. Some, like the column’s namesake, speak of the challenge of writing to “difficult” or “interesting” beats. Some don’t offer … Continue reading

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