So make sure there’s money in your Metro Card because this is a trip through New York and its five boroughs.While “Purple Swag” put Rocky on the map, it was “Peso” that turned him into a star.The web is the new underground, and Rocky is as underground as they come in that sense.
Being gay and proud has been socially acceptable for at least the past two decades.
Gays run the music industry, and 95% of celebrity bloggers are gay. If I can come out at the age of 5, then these grown folks who I’m about to name can come out as well.
—Masta Ace’s “Jeep Ass Niguh” is a rap rarity, a dope song that was turned into another dope song, “Born to Roll,” simply by flipping the beat and adding more bass. Which is fine and all, especially for the woofers in your Jeep, but honestly the original was fine the way it was.
It starts with police sirens as the subject of the song gets pulled over, and after a verbal gymnastic intro—“Braniac dumb-dumbs, bust the scientifical/Approach to the course and the force is centrifugal”—and some verification of lyrical prowess, it bangs for three uptempo verses about the joys of car-stereo battling and the mellow-harshing of getting pulled over for it.
It’s rapping for rapping’s sake, but with production that’s clearly dedicated to the art of moving butts (or at least making heads nod).
Remember a time when “backpack rap” wasn’t a pejorative.It seemed fitting that one of the first regionally ambiguous rappers to pop was from rap’s birthplace.—I’m a vapid and jiggy “rap-n-b” heretic for preferring Foxy’s “I’ll Be” to Jay Z's “Ain’t No.” So be it.So in 2010, why is anyone sitting up in the closet anymore? Here’s a list of urban celebs who are believed to be either gay or bi who should come out of the closet to help make this a better world for younger gays who feel alienated in their communities.New York City is a center for many things in the world: fashion, art, media, finance, subway rats fighting park pigeons in battles for ultimate supremacy, etc. New York—and the Bronx specifically—is the birthplace of hip-hop.So it should come as no surprise that all five of its boroughs have produced many of rap’s greatest talents. The fact that artists who even attempt to carry NYC’s flag these days are inevitably crushed by its sheer weight is a testament to the city’s contribution to the foundation of hip-hop.