"Hell is chilly, motherfucker": So begins "The Initiation," Mykki Blanco's new single from Betty Bubble: The Initiation. It's lurky, pitch-black hip-hop; a repetitive, two-chorus mantra more than a rap song. In the video Blanco is literally two-faced and bestial, crawling…
June 26, 2013
Department of What The Fuck?
Hip hop's original sex kitten, Lil' Kim, has been sent up the river for 366 days. That's more than twice the jail sentence homemaker Martha Stewart received for essentially doing the same thing: lying to cover the tracks of male…
July 27, 2005
Various Artists Fat Beats and Bra Straps (Rhino) Angela Davis Blues Legacies and Black Feminism (Pantheon) Between the glare of the Gucci-flashing sample-ocracy that currently rules mainstream hip hop and the haze of the gat-blunt-40 rhymes that dominate the gangsta…
April 29, 1998