Tag Archives: hip hop

Why Kanye West Should Be Twitter’s CEO

Twitter should ask Kanye West to be its CEO — or at least a member of its board. In 72 hours, Kanye has done more to make Twitter relevant and compelling than anything its beleaguered executive team has done during … Continue reading

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Rapper Mike Lo: “Those Beats Talk to Me”

He’s Mike Lo if you didn’t know. Underground rapper Mike Lo sings with the swagger of Eminem and smirks like one of the Beastie Boys. He lives in two worlds — the one he needs to make ends meet and … Continue reading

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A Slice of Hip-Hop: “Hotel x Music” by BruthaZ-N-ArmZ

The song “Hotel x Music” by BruthaZ-N-ArmZ has been going through my head for a few months now, which is a good sign that I should highlight it on Superhype. The video for “Hotel x Music” seems prosaic on first … Continue reading

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The hip-hop journey of Prince Mick

The music and film of hip-hop artist Prince Mick takes you on an extraordinary journey: his own. The journey begins on the streets of the west side of Chicago, where Prince Mick once lived the violent life of a gangbanger. … Continue reading

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Jermaine Dupri builds a real community with Global 14

Look at the headlines Facebook has generated lately: the company files for a multi-billion dollar initial public offering. Mark Zuckerberg spends $700,000 flying private planes in one year. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg begins building a new mansion in Menlo … Continue reading

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A slice of hip-hop: “Put My Mack Down” by Aye-P

Aye-P performs some sweet alchemy with “Put My Mack Down.” He takes a familiar scenario – a guy coming on to a woman in a club – and creates a funky rap built on top of his own beats and … Continue reading

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A slice of hip hop: “Wait for Me” by ILL Son

“Wait for Me” by ILL Son requires a close listen to appreciate. When I first heard the sweet female chorus and the gentle chimes that open the song, I thought ILL Son had shared with me another love song like … Continue reading

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A slice of hip hop: “Imma Beast” by Prince Mick

“Imma Beast” by 22-year-old Prince Mick is raw and powerful, as is the video featured here. The gritty groove, built on top of a driving drumbeat, captures the feel of the stark, bleak Chicago cityscape captured in the video. Prince … Continue reading

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Music I like: “Get 2 You” by ILL Son

“Get 2 You” by ILL Son is sweet. The song evokes hip hop and urban contemporary (for some reason I thought of “Knockin’ Da Boots by H-Town when I first heard this song). When you listen to “Get 2 You,” … Continue reading

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Music I like: “Be With-Without You” by Symon G. Seyz

Be With-Out You by SymonG,Seyz “Be With-Without You” by Symon G. Seyz caught my ear because of its smooth arrangement reminiscent of better ‘70s R&B. What makes the song is SymonG’s soulful rap punctuated by a recurring Isley Brothers-style guitar … Continue reading

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