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B.G., Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood (Koch)

In 1993, B.G. released his first solo album on a fledgling label called Cash Money Records. Since then, he’s been through enough industry drama and rap beef to create his […]

What Hall?

In recent months, the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame has been active, inducting Allen Toussaint, Benny Spellman and Ernie K-Doe at the Mother-in-Law Lounge, Louisiana LeRoux at the Voice of […]

Color Our World

Considering the harsh political spotlight and the importance of an official’s image, one would think Mayor C. Ray Nagin’s words would have been well thought-out. But in the tradition of […]

Voodoo 2009: Eminem and the Art of the Beef

Eminem’s latest single, “Beautiful,” sounds more like the theme song for a mid-life crisis than his usual attack on pop culture. The track left some fans wondering if the brutal […]

Bigger, Badder Blues

Festivals have become an essential part of the city’s life, ranging from the costly mega-productions such as the annual Essence, French Quarter and Jazz fests, to the more intimate Satchmo […]

J Dilla, Jay Stay Paid (Nature Sounds)

In 2009, the world of hip-hop continues to be dominated by the south. While Georgia and Texas continue to carry the baton, other MCs from New York City, California, and […]

Lil’ Dee, Stay Ready (Street Dreams)

The world of hip-hop today is currently dominated by youth. Besides middle-aged veterans like Jay-Z, Kanye, and Nas, many of the industry’s current chart toppers are probably legally prohibited from […]

Stevie Drumma, Victory Lap Mixtape (Independent)

Just over a decade ago, Louisiana was a hotbed for emerging hip-hop talent. But in recent years, the scene’s vibrant and rapid growth has almost slowed to a complete stop. […]