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Music, All Shook Down Douchebag Martin Shkreli Stirs Up Beef With Ghostface Killah, Calling Him "An Old Man That's Lost His Relevance"

Douchebag Martin Shkreli Stirs Up Beef With Ghostface Killah, Calling Him "An Old Man That's Lost His Relevance"

So many rappers are getting dissed (or doing the dissing) this week. After breaking the news that the world is actually flat (or so he says), rapper B.O.B. released a dig rap targeted at astrophysicist, Neil DeGrasse Tyson .…
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Music, All Shook Down Morning Music News: Macklemore Releases "White Privilege II," David Bowie Will Not Have a Constellation Named After Him, and More...

Morning Music News: Macklemore Releases "White Privilege II," David Bowie Will Not Have a Constellation Named After Him, and More...

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis release their new song, "White Privilege II" for free on iTunes. The song is a nine-minute sequel to a 2005 track of the same name and, as Vulture points out, is very Hamilton-esque. As the title…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Drake Wants Adele's Laundry, Adele Wants CDs and Lady Gaga Wants Terror

This Week: Drake Wants Adele's Laundry, Adele Wants CDs and Lady Gaga Wants Terror

This week, we've got some good sex (thanks, Peaches), some bad sex (sorry, Morrissey), some psychological masochism (for Lady Gaga) and some bad news for digital music (okay, Adele, Thom Yorke). Also, a ton of middle-aged white people just got…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Madonna Channels Picasso, Ghostface Burns Beards, and Backstreet Boys Murder Cinema

This Week: Madonna Channels Picasso, Ghostface Burns Beards, and Backstreet Boys Murder Cinema

Sometimes, creative decisions that seem great within someone's mind don't always translate well when they're thrust upon the rest of the world. This week, it's one probable artistic disaster after another: James Franco writing about Lana Del Rey, Backstreet Boys…
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Music, All Shook Down Ghostface Killah Threatens to Kill Action Bronson in YouTube Rant

Ghostface Killah Threatens to Kill Action Bronson in YouTube Rant

Action Bronson's music has always garnered a lot of Ghostface Killah comparisons, and rightfully so. Bronson does sound a lot like Ghostface, who once joked after hearing Bronson's voice that he thought it was one of his own verses. But…
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Music, All Shook Down G.O.O.D. Music's <i>Cruel Summer</i>: A First Listen

G.O.O.D. Music's Cruel Summer: A First Listen

Kanye West has officially become the bad guy, people. He's rich, he's rude, he's entitled, he's a rock 'n' roll legend who's awaiting a legit artistic backlash any year now, and he's also a smart businessperson. After Taylor Swift-gate and…
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Music, All Shook Down On the Unifying Power of Angry 9/11 Songs: "It's Like Attending a Memorial"

On the Unifying Power of Angry 9/11 Songs: "It's Like Attending a Memorial"

It's a scene that's played out innumerable times since 2002 -- and with the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 here, it will now be executed with even more patriotic fervor and bicep-flexing machismo. Behold, a Stetson-wearing, sleeveless Toby Keith,…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top Ten Hip-Hop Drinking Anthems

The Top Ten Hip-Hop Drinking Anthems

Hip-hop's reliance on marijuana as a creative conduit and lifestyle accessory is well documented. But beyond the genre's top tokers, there's also a bubbling batch of rappers who've rhymed about not so much getting a little tipsy as daily dalliances…
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Music, All Shook Down Wu-Tang Clan Rocks A Cutely Dressed Mezzanine Crowd, Eventually

Wu-Tang Clan Rocks A Cutely Dressed Mezzanine Crowd, Eventually

Wu-Tang Clan Là the Darkman Mean Doe Green DJ M-Rock Thursday, December 2, 2010 @ Mezzanine Better than: Being packed into a hot, wobbly sweatbox for any other conceivable reason RZA dropped out of the first night of the Wu-Tang…
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Music, All Shook Down Ghostface Killah's Fear of God, and the Thermals' Temporary Chill

Ghostface Killah's Fear of God, and the Thermals' Temporary Chill

From SF Weekly's print music section:Ghostface Killah: This might be a common belief, but Ghostface is an uncommon man. For starters, he's intensely observant. In the rap game, his strength of recall is Proustian. His skill in breaking a verse's…
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Music, Ghostface Killah talks about God on "The Apollo Kids"

Ghostface Killah talks about God on "The Apollo Kids"

It doesn't matter what the question is. If you're looking for an answer, don't ask Dennis Coles. This is what 15 years of press clippings have taught us about the MC who, as Ghostface Killah, has made some of his…
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Music, All Shook Down Download Free Mix by Lone w/ Ghostface Killah Before It Goes Away

Download Free Mix by Lone w/ Ghostface Killah Before It Goes Away

The UK-based producer Matt Cutler (a.k.a. Lone) doesn't disappoint. His two full-length albums--works easily reminiscent of Boards of Canada and Flying Lotus--his 12" single for Werk Discs, and even his unreleased material offer herky-jerky beats, lilting melodies, and a warm…
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Music, All Shook Down Souls of Mischief Announce Montezuma's Revenge

Souls of Mischief Announce Montezuma's Revenge

Legendary Oakland hip-hop group Souls of Mischief yesterday announced the forthcoming release of their new album, Montezuma's Revenge. Produced by the equally-legendary Prince Paul (De La Soul, Gravediggaz, Handsome Boy Modeling School), the album features 18 songs worth of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Wu Hu!

Wu Hu!

Earlier this month, influential hip-hop legends Wu-Tang Clan released 8 Diagrams, its first full-length in seven years. The group has demonstrated a rare and remarkable staying power in a fickle pop-music landscape, despite a paucity of releases and live dates…
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Music, Reviewed Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan's fifth album comes at a time of group strife. Ghostface Killah and Raekwon have laid into ringleader and beatmaker RZA for the album's creative direction; calling Wu a sinking ship and RZA a "hip-hop hippie," Raekwon says the…
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Music, All Shook Down New Music : Ghostface follows SF Performance by checking into " Rehab"

New Music : Ghostface follows SF Performance by checking into " Rehab"

Ghostface Killah continues to get that paper after his SF Performance with a new record entitled " The Big Doe Rehab" due out December 4th on Def Jam. > But, what's up with no west coast dates, son ?…
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Music, All Shook Down LastNight: Ghostface Killah, Rakim at Mezzanine

LastNight: Ghostface Killah, Rakim at Mezzanine

(please, click on the photo for a slideshow) Friday, Nov. 2, 2007 at the Mezzanine Better than: Harold Melvin without the Blue Notes Download: Mighty Healthy Ay yo, son. Let me tell you what went down last night at…
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Music, Is Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah as Dumb as He Sometimes Acts?

Is Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah as Dumb as He Sometimes Acts?

Ghostface Killah is a brilliant storyteller and lyricist, and is the only Wu-Tang Clan member still making relevant solo albums. He's a prolific and increasingly media-savvy artist who nonetheless seems to constantly shoot himself in the foot commercially. He's also…
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Music, Reviewed Ghostface Killah

Ghostface Killah

Ghostface Killah didn't wait long to offer up more of the raw material following the critical and creative success of this year's Fishscale. More Fish is actually closer to a mixtape than a proper album, showcasing the skills of Ghost's…
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The Killah weighs in on a Fishscale;Hiphop flies 'round the world.

Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah has been getting a fair amount of airplay lately for his new single "Back Like That" off his forthcoming solo album, Fishscale. The track — featuring new R&B star Ne-Yo — is a perfect example of…
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