“The asthma forced me to really go against the issue and push the envelope in terms of breath control and doing runs that I wouldn’t probably try if I didn’t have asthma. If I didn’t have asthma, I’d probably rhyme like the Hip Hop rock-the-spot [style]. But the fact that that shit is an element that I was fighting against, I was like, ‘Fuck that, let me make that battle, lyrically [speaking].’” -Pharoahe Monch
Since recently releasing his latest album W.A.R. (We Are Renegades), Queens rapper Pharoahe Monch spoke about his battles with asthma recently, making the gas mask on his album cover somewhat ironic. Other rappers suffer or have suffered without the condition like Tyler, the Creator and the Notorious B.I.G.. So what exactly is asthma? Continue reading
I been doing a change in the way I eat, I got youngin’s.
I’m getting older everyday, so I just changed the way I eat man…
I ain’t trying to get heroin chic, but I want to be healthy.
Walking, walking dogs, tread mills.
I do yoga if you believe that. It helps me.
We be doing a lot of stuff to give you more energy.” ~8Ball as told to AllHipHop.com
The southern rapper and half of the duo 8Ball & MJG says he “lost a little bit already by cutting out Continue reading
Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska who didn’t even finish her term as governor, is going to have a reality show on Discovery Communications TLC cable channel. They prefer to call it a “documentary series about the remarkable Governor Palin and her home state of Alaska” not a reality show. I prefer to call it affirmative action for a hateful, an anti intellectual white woman who showed up in the right places at the right times and said what some folks wanted to hear over and over again.
To some she may come off as folksy, “middle America” type hockey mom, but I’ve always thought of her as more of a battle rapper. She showed up to the Republican Nation Convention with battle rap punchlines for Obama’s camp.
She had, to quote Canibus in “How We Roll”, “many lines, more lines than a million pair of Adidas/ More lines than the bible quoted from Jesus/ More lines than a African herd of zebras”. She’s got as much bravado as any rapper and gets away with far more so this list for me was inevitable. Continue reading
The greatest rapper of all time died on March 9th” ~Canibus
We all remember that line from Canibus on the anniversary of the day that the Notorious B.I.G. died. Maybe we should take this as a good time to remember Canibus too. He’s still making music that you don’t seem to care about.
Anyway, it’s not his day, it’s Biggie’s, but I take issue with a few things here. Continue reading