In our season finale, we cover hip-hop's biggest Latino recording artist, (Big Pun intended!). Still Not a Player proves that sometimes the clean version is better than the dirty version, and that the Boogie Down Bronx still misses Christopher Lee Rios. Come learn how Big Pun broke down wall for latinos in hip-hop, and how his influence on the rap game still looms large more than 18 years after his death. RIP Pun.
Hi Kids! Did you know that My Name Is is one of the most important tracks in rap history? Listen to us and do exactly what we did. Take a closer look at the incredible story of how Marshall Mathers met Andre Young, and how a ornery white boy from Detroit changed the game.
From Boyz in Da Hood to Black Panther, grab a big comfy seat, get your popcorn, and get ready for a fantastic voyage through hip-hop's evolution in movies from villain to hero to whatever LL Cool J was trying to do in Deep Blue Sea.
Grab your popcorn, Rap of Ages is going to the movies! Ghetto Supastar was the theme song to DJ Turntable's favorite movie, Bulworth. Warren Beatty Djing, ODB sneaking into booths, assasinations, obscenity?! Take a step back in time, and explore the first hip-hop song nominated for an Oscar, and find out what happened to the third member of the Fugees.
What's the easiest rapping assignment of all time? Money, cash, hoes, money, cash, what? Join us as we look back on one of 1998's hottest collaborations: DMX, Jay-Z, Swizz Beats all together for the last time. Find out why, and more, this week on Rap of Ages.
Ever wonder why no one raps about their metro pass? Come explore the history of traveling in style from the sweet chariot to the G6. This week on Evolutions - planes, trains, boats, and rimz (with a zee).
This week we are moving north to where hip-hop got its start. Does that say Harlem World? Yea you’re reading that right. We’re talking about one of Harlem’s favorite sons, Killa Cam’ron Giles. Massively influential in the industry, we uncover how Cam got his start, his love of all things pink, and his obsession with international politics. Did you know Cam'ron is real life cape designer? Are you not following @mr_camron on the 'gram? All this and more on Rap of Ages.
Remember skits? Like that time you were listening to hot track after hot track only to be interrupted by a non-sequitur voicemail, radio call in show, or Method Man's torture chamber. Well we were trying to get our act together to record this week, but this was the best we could do. Enjoy.
This week, we examine Brian's favorite artist of 1998, DMX and yes, his dogs bite. Love him or hate him, DMX is always on message. But despite his whopping 25 arrests, did you know DMX has a softer side? He moonlights as a pastor and loves Zoolander. Join us this week as we stop, drop, shut 'em down, and open up shop.
Sick and tired of everyone telling you what to do? Put your hands up, get up stand up, fight for your rights, man I'm exhausted. Sit back and enjoy a quick run through hip-hop's history with audience engagement.