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01.31.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Although their days of being guaranteed hitmakers may be behind them, the Neptunes production team has had a surprisingly long run. A decade after their beats cracked the charts, they continue to work with just about every big-name rapper and pop star in the industry. By comparison, N.E.R.D., the funk-rock band spearheaded by the Neptunes, was a flash in the pan. The group cut one o...
01.23.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
As much as he might grumble, it's not like Rhymefest has never caught a break. The Chicago rapper has, after all, been able to make a living off of his craft, won a Grammy, bested a young Eminem in a freestyle battle and struck up convenient friendships with hitmakers like Kanye West and Mark Ronson. Where Rhymefest has had a difficult time, however, is in converting his good fortu...
01.22.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The big music news today is uniformly bleak�Amy Winehouse was apparently filmed hitting the crack pipe, Scott Weiland disappeared and the Coachella lineup sucks�but one headline, via MTV News, made me chuckle: �Soulja Boy Claims He�s the Hottest MC In The Game.� Up until now, I�ve given Soulja Boy a pass. �Crank That,� his runaway single, is an inoffensive, teen-friendly party track, so there...
01.09.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
I know I promised not to post any more best of 2007 lists, but one latecomer is worthy of a little attention: Hip Hop Site�s belated 2007 Best & Worst List. Although there are a couple of decent recommendations to be culled from the list, the picks tend toward the predictable. Kanye West and Jay-Z top the best major label release list, Little Brother tops the best indie list: The 10 Bes...
02.27.2010 | | Posted at 06:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
The V100.7 Holiday Jam was probably the cruelest concert I have ever attended. It began promisingly enough: V100.7 DJ Reggie Smooth, the evening's emcee, announced that scheduled opener Soulja Boy wouldn't be performing, since the day's snow storm trapped him in Cleveland. This elicited more cheers than boos

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