Alongside his brother Pusha T, Gene “No Malice” Thornton embodied coke rap in its most glorious articulation. Together as Clipse, both MCs approached their rhymes like surgeons on the operating table, but now that No Malice has gone solo and turned to Christianity for his subject matter, we’d be remiss to not ask ourselves: What happened to that boy?
Chatter in the hip hop world has been consistent surrounding Kendrick Lamar since Monday night when Big Sean dropped uncleared Hall of Fame song “Control” featuring the Compton rapper and Jay Electronica. Not only did Kendrick refer to himself as the “king of New York” in his dense verse, but he also listed out a slew of rappers by name who he considers his peers. But what about the artists he left off?
In anticipation of K.Michelle’s debut album Rebellious Soul dropping tomorrow, we recently sat down with Love and Hip Hop Atlanta’s in-house singer to discuss her journey transitioning into music. As you’ll see in the clip above, K. discusses highly personal topics, exposing vulnerabilities that have contributed to her songwriting.
Hate to brag, but we’re kind of popular over here at VH1. Your favorite celebs are entertained by our show lineups, and A-list rappers weave us into their wordplay. But which VH1 references from hip hop are the most memorable?
Plane crashes. Substance abuse. Gun violence. All 15 of the artists on this list of musicians, rappers, and singers were taken at a flourishing point in their careers, and devoted fans continue to mourn their loss.
Jay Z’s “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film” premiered on HBO last night after the rapper-turned-entrepreneur caught up with the big homie Bill Maher during Real Time. Between the celeb cameos and impromptu connections that Jay made with his captive audience members at the film’s taping, it’s definitely worth the almost 11 minutes of your life to take in. Here’s why.
Yesterday, we brought you the first installment of VH1 Album-Versaries: The Low End Theory at 20, reflecting on A Tribe Called Quest’s ground-breaking second album. Before VH1 Rock Doc Beats, Rhymes & Life airs tonight at 10p ET on VH1, dive into the second half of the group’s first joint-interview in 14 years and see what they had to say about what it was like making the film two decades later.
In celebration of A Tribe Called Quest’s VH1 Rock Doc Beats, Rhymes & Life hitting VH1 air tomorrow night at 10p ET, we’re unearthing VH1 Album-Versaries: our tribute to the group’s Low End Theory album turning 20 in 2011. In the pages below, revisit commentary from Sway and Nelson George and immerse yourself in Tribe’s first joint-interview in 14 years – one that was conducted just as the Michael Rapaport doc was hitting theaters.