Tha God Fahim – “Iron Fist” Video

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Tha-God-Fahim-Iron-Fist-videoHardnosed rap mystic Tha God Fahim comes from Atlanta, but like his frequent collaborators Mach-Hommy and Your Old Droog, he makes a hazy, insular form of ’90s New York boom-bap. And he works hard. Just a month and a half ago, Tha God Fahim teamed up with veteran Cypress Hill producer DJ Muggs to release … More »

Stream Your Old Droog’s New Album Jewelry

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Your-Old-Droog-JewelryBrooklyn rapper Your Old Droog has been seriously churning out music this year. In April, he surprise released It Wasn’t Even Close. A second surprise-release album, Transportation, followed in June. And now, he’s back with another surprise drop and his third album of the year, Jewelry. More »

Tekashi 6ix9ine & The Bizarre Spectacle Of Rap On Trial

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6ix9ineFourteen years ago, I sat in a federal courthouse in Brooklyn and watched Irv Gotti’s lawyer call Ja Rule a fake crook. Irv Gotti, the founder of Ja Rule’s Murder Inc. label, was on trial, alongside his brother Chris Lorenzo, for money laundering. Prosecutors were claiming that the two brothers had used Murder Inc. as … More »

Cardi B’s Circus Comes To Town

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Cardi-B“Stank-ass rappers make me sick! Everybody on the goddam stage got a mic! Forty motherfucking people! All of ’em got a mic! Motherfucker, why? We can’t understand what one of your asses is saying. How you giving everybody a goddam mic?” Steve Harvey was, at least a little bit, speaking truth to power. In The … More »