Subject:

Eazy-E

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    Things that need to happen at my funeral

    In his weekly column, award-winning goofball Shea Serrano, whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book, writes about his life and times. Earlier this week, I went to the funeral of a person that I cared about. While I am of course happy that he will get to spend the re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    The ten best non-rap covers of rap songs

    In the past few years, it has become fashionable for non-rap artists to cover rap songs, and it's often with an overwhelming irony. Most of the time, though, the best covers are ones that take the tune seriously enough to create something that expands on the original in a creative way. Here are the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    The ten best diss tracks of all time

    Since hip-hop's genesis, beef has been as integral a driving force to the art as bravado. There's been some titanic tangles over the years, from Canibus facing off with LL Cool J to Jay-Z and Nas locking horns with one other, all of which have resulted in some relentless and incendiary rhymes being ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    The fifty greatest rap groups of all time

    There's something great about a hip-hop group. From the beginning, it was never intended to be a solo endeavor; rap began in cyphers at block parties, and the first established rappers were components of a collective centered around the more important DJ. Even now that the rapper is the star, it's n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    The ten greatest West Coast rappers of all time

    West Coast rap is sometimes disparaged by hip-hop purists for it's perceived lack of lyricism and substance, but what it lacks in lyrical acrobatics and "message," it more than makes up for in personality. Whether the aesthetic is raw and violent or chill and relaxed, the sentiment comes through equ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2012

    Ten best hip-hop Christmas songs

    For as many ill conceived hip-hop Christmas cuts that have been produced over the years, there have been as least as many that were great. While they're not all necessarily fun, feel good songs meant to get you in the spirit of the season, and some deal directly with the ills of the holiday or criti ... More >>

  • Music

    November 22, 2012

    BurntMD

    Not So Black & White
    Self-released

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Ten essential gangsta rap albums

    Many hip-hop fans, those who love rap -- hell, even some rappers -- have an aversion to gangsta rap for its objectionable content. Common named the rise of gangsta rap as one of the many steps in hip-hop's downfall in "I Used to Love H.E.R.," a sentiment that, of course, began a contentious relation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Our top five spins this week, September 24-30

    In this very special edition of Heavy Rotation, you not only get a through-the-keyhole view of our musical proclivities, but you also get a few words from us on our top pick of the week. Keep reading to find out what Mark Sanders considers musical comfort food, why Kelsey Whipple can't think of Spac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2012

    Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube at Comfort Dental, 8/24/12

    SNOOP DOGG and ICE CUBE @ COMFORT DENTAL | 2/4/12 With a lineup in which the youngest performer was Bizzy Bone of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony at 35, one might assume that this show was doomed to an early bedtime and fading energy as the night wore on. In reality, the crowd got more and more hyped as legen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2011

    Review: Hopsin at the Bluebird, 11/25/11

    HOPSIN at THE BLUEBIRD THEATER | 11/25/11Hopsin is a rowdy young man from Los Angeles who is mad at everyone, from the wife of late rapper Eazy-E to Lupe Fiasco. Some, for good reason, others possibly for shock value. No matter, the crazy-eyed rapper stormed the stage at the Bluebird last night with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Beastie Boys' Licensed To Ill turns 25

    ​In hindsight Licensed To Ill -- released November 15, 1986 -- came to the table with a virtually infallible recipe: Rick Rubin produced the seminal radio-friendly rap album and Russell Simmons had not only signed Beastie Boys to a then baby Def Jam, but was also managing the three white boys ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Tonight: Bone Thugs N Harmony at the Gothic

    Forming in the early '90s, Bone Thugs N Harmony (performing tonight with FoodChain, Input and Fresh Breath Committee at the Gothic Theatre) has roots that run deep in rap's history. Mentored by Eazy-E, the Cleveland dudes also collaborated with 2pac and Notorious B.I.G., and picked up a Grammy along ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Hip-hop's ten most impactful deaths

    ​Today marks the anniversary of the day that the world lost the greatest rapper of all time. Christopher Wallace's untimely death on March 9, 1997, had a significant impact on the rap game. If Biggie had lived, for instance, his presence would have essentially erased the need for Jay-Z. Unstop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Misogyny: Do women get a bad rap in hip-hop?

    ​Misogyny, as a concept and as a behavior, is a major issue in hip-hop. Women are frequently marginalized and suffer the extreme sexist treatment at the hands of men in the business. As I began to examine the pronounced gender bias in the hip-hop community for this week's feature, I interviewe ... More >>

  • Articles

    October 14, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    The 10 Most Hated People in Hip-Hop

    Guru (left) and heartless greed monger Solar (right). Photo by Barbara Mürdter​ There is no fence-riding in hip-hop. It is the most competitive genre of music, partly because of the way it formed and partly because it remains the newest major movement. So there is no shortage of hatred going ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Chef and Tell with Sheila Lucero from Jax Fish House

    Lori MidsonSheila Lucero and her kitchen crew​"I get such an adrenalin rush when I'm in the kitchen and there's great satisfaction in making it all happen in a very small and hot environment and having people leave happy about their decision to eat here," says Sheila Lucero. The newly promoted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    When music meets movies: Ten Great Hollywood Decisions

    ​All right, a few weeks ago we offered up our take on the ten worst moments of crossover disaster, ill-advised efforts to mate movies with music. Now it's time to look at the flip side of the coin, the ten movies in which music and Hollywood made great bedfellows, outstanding cinematic turns that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Q&A with The Game

    Much has been written about the Game's dysfunctional past. He grew up in a Santana Blocc Crip neighborhood in Compton, and his mother was affiliated with the Crips. After his sister accused his father of sexually molesting her, the family was split up, and Game spent time in foster homes. After he r ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 5, 2009
  • Music

    March 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 27, 2008
  • Music

    September 4, 2008

    The Game

    LAX
    Geffen

  • Music

    February 21, 2008

    Bad Luck City Haunts Denver

    These folks like their Americana dark.

  • News

    October 11, 2007

    Porn in the USA

    I could write a book about the smut Ive seen at the library.

  • Music

    May 19, 2005

    Blowhards

    Project Blowed celebrates ten years of hip-hop innovation and improvisation.

  • Music

    October 31, 2002

    Attitude Check

    Four discs trace the development of the original gangstas.

  • Music

    April 25, 2002

    Dolemite Makes Right

    Rudy Ray Moore, the self-described King of Party Records, is looking for a little respect.

  • Music

    August 24, 2000

    The Need for Weed

    By aiming for the lowest common denominator, Up in Smoke went over like gangbusters.

  • Film

    July 15, 1999
  • Music

    April 29, 1999

    A Whiter Shade of Pale

    Eminem plays the race cardin reverse.

  • Music

    November 19, 1998

    Two for the Future

    To hip-hop's OutKast and Black Eyed Peas, the glass is half full.

  • Music

    October 1, 1998

    Father Cube

    Ice Cube on child-rearing and Family Values.

  • Music

    November 21, 1996

    Our Gangstas

    Is gangsta rap getting more profound? Well...no.

  • Music

    January 5, 1994

    That's Uncredible!

    How artists in a dishonest business are trying to keep your trust.

Loading...