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URL :http://hiphoponmymind.blogspot.com/
Filed Under:Music / Hip Hop & Rap
Posts on Regator:115
Posts / Week:0.3
Archived Since:April 2, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Greatness Always Gets Honored

Not many rappers get books written about them, especially in a good light. NaS falls into the good light this time. At the age of nineteen, he recorded his debut album, Illmatic. 16 years later, a book about the album is released. It is written by many well-known names in Hip Hop and academia. Show More Summary

She's the Bestest

When Nicki Minaj first came out, I wasn't feeling her at all. Her oversexualized records and image wasn't appealing to me. I felt like she was just one of those artists who comes and goes. But when I first heard her verse on Kanye West's “Monster” that all changed. Show More Summary

Scott Mescudi vs. the World and Scott Mescudi

I’m a huge KiD CuDi fan. I loved his second album, Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager. But I was disappointed with his videos that came out after “Pursuit of Happiness.” I feel like I can relate to CuDi. He just might be the artist I relate to the most. Show More Summary

Fly Geenius Launch Party

This past Thursday, April 7th 2011, was the official release party for Fly Geenius Clothing, a newly established street wear brand founded by CEO Davon Bean. The event was held at the Samsung Experience store, at Columbus Circle, in downtown Manhattan. Show More Summary

The Past, Present and Future of Female MCs

This is a documentary called My Mic Sounds Nice: A Truth About Women & Hip-Hop. It features females MCs from the past and present, journalists, scholars, and label executives. The documentary has four main parts: the start of female MCs in the 1980s, the explosion of them in the 1990s, their downsizing in the 2000's and their future. Watch the rest of it below. Enjoy.

There's Nothing Like Repping Your Hometown

There aren't many underground rappers I really believe in. Why? Because quality music isn't being made by many. Some are in it for the quick buck while others are in it for the sake of making music. The Incomparable Shakespeare is apart of the latter. Show More Summary

Mixtape Spotlight: Who the Fuck is Mickey Factz? Vol. 2

After about 6,809 downloads and 3,856 listens of the fan blog's first mixtape, the second installment is here! It features exclusive, recent and familiar tracks from Mick. The full track to "Turn It Up" from Mick's thedarkphoenix: ALPHA is featured as well. Show More Summary

Songz is His Name

Trey Songz has been around in the music world for quite some time now, since he came on the scene with his cover of R. Kelly’s “Trapped in the Closet,” but hasn't gotten notoriety until recently. Some would say it’s because he changed his image and content of his material. Show More Summary

The Story of a Young Mixtape DJ Part 1

Three years ago, I jumped into the mixtape game with a tape called Underground Hustle Vol. 1. I co-hosted a radio show for about a year at the point. To keep the show interesting, I decided to put on a few underground artists after I had heard some on a Hip Hop forum. Show More Summary

Killa Cam the Comedian

Killa has done it again. Continuing his history of comic relief in rhyme, Killa Cam capitalizes off of Epic Beard Man and the AC transit bus fight in Oakland in releasing his latest record “Amber Lamps.” In true Killa Cam fashion, Mr. Show More Summary

The Third Time's a Charm

My latest interview for XXLMag.com is with General Steele of Smif-N-Wessun. I must say that out of the ones I've done so far this was the most engaging. The interview lasted more than a hour which reminds me to do this on the weekend or cut it down to 10-30 minutes at least. Show More Summary

The Making of the Greatest Record of All Time

These videos are a documentary made by Swedish Television. "Hard Knock Life" was the record that got me into Rap. I loved everything about it, the beat, lyrics, video itself. I was hearing for the first time something I could relate to. Show More Summary

New Beginnings

A couple of weeks ago, I interviewed Drag-On of Ruff Ryders fame for XXLMag.com. With this interview, I learned how hard it really is to come up with a final product. If you check out the interview yourself, I think you can piece together why it was hard for me. Show More Summary

100 Sounds So Sweet

This is it everyone. This is post #100. After two years, I have finally reached this great milestone. First, I want to thank my brother Fly Guy ’89 for assisting me. He has done great work himself on here. Second, I want to thank the readers. Show More Summary

Back and Stronger Than Ever!

I'm back! Now, 22 years old. The blog is about to become two itself on Monday. This year is going to be exciting. I started off my 22nd year debuting on XXLMag.com. I interviewed DJ Webstar. He talked about Jay-Z, Jim Jones, and giving back. Show More Summary

How the Freshmen are Keeping Me Sane

“I got some issues that nobody can see. And all of these emotions are pouring out of me.”-KiD CuDi “Soundtrack 2 My Life”A while back, I wrote an entry about the freshmen from XXL Magazine’s December 2008 issue. At that time, I didn’t know how much I could connect with their music and what their music could do for me. Show More Summary

Dear Hip Hop Community, Please Wake the Hell Up

Dear Hip Hop Community, Please Wake the Hell UpBlogger’s note: Before I get into the topic of this blog post, I first would like to state that this is all out of love and admiration for the Hip Hop community. I love Hip Hop because I...Show More Summary

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