2011 started a new decade with a bang. The year saw tragedies strike major populations, dictators overthrown, “occupy” redefined, and the casually pepper spray everything cop. As far as music goes, a lot happened too – pop became even more influenced by electronic, helping Adele sound that much better than her Top 40 contemporaries. Dubstep [...]
The third quarter of the year saw the release of some epic mainstream rap albums (Watch the Throne, Tha Carter IV), the return of otherwise absent rappers (Writing on the Wall 2) and the culmination of internet buzz into real buzz for some QM favorites (ASAP Rocky will be joining Drake and Kendrick Lamar on [...]
In 2006, Nas’s claimed that Hip Hop is Dead. Today, he’s only releasing music that disproves such a notion. Following an incredibly “Nasty” single, he is featured on the best Common track since Like Water for Chocolate. Meanwhile, “Rich and Black” off Raekwon’s Shaolin vs Wu-Tang finally gets a video. Common – Ghetto Dreams feat [...]
Now that July 4th has come and gone, continue easing back into reality and revisit June with Quit Mumbling. The month had plenty of sunshine and equal amounts of gloom. QM accounts for both in our latest mix.
Even though Nas is far past his grimey Queensbridge days, as evident by his comically titled new record Life Is Good (life aint a bitch anymore huh?), dude still knows how to flow. One of the most common misconceptions about Nas is the view that his technical skills as a rapper have been on the [...]