One of the more preposterous arguments in favor of Kendrick’s “i,” was that the notion of self-love was inherently radical. And by definition of hating it, you were somehow against a positive affirmation of self and not a corny and cynical Grammy and licensing grab to out-Mackle Macklemore. As though self-esteem and motivation hasn’t been […]
Frank N Beats Mix: 006 October 14, 2014
Aaron Frank prefers turning up to looking at pictures on the wall. As the state of the site has reflected, it’s been a stressful transition period for us here at Passion of the Weiss in recent weeks. Luckily, our patience and hard work has paid off, and together with his design team, Jeff has restructured a […]
Deen is too clean to be a fashion killa Oh shit! ASAP Rocky back – and he’s in a foul mood. As a member of the peanut gallery put it, “King Hypebeast is here to get hypebeasts outta the paint for the 99 and 2 thou!” Its been a minute since we heard anything substantial […]
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Spring Mix – Has-Lo May 28, 2014
Has-Lo is hordeable, sportable, and totally affordable Spring is my favorite time of year. It’s not as hot as summer. Not as brutally cold as winter. Full of anticipation. Everything spreads out in front of us, waiting to be experienced. Once it got warm, you know school is coming to a close for the year. […]
A$AP Rocky on Message August 27, 2013
A$AP Rocky is bound to be the least accurately rated rapper of his generation. The awkward VMA appearance and tendency to constantly pick fistfights with security guards, fans, and camera men don’t do him any favors. He’s either considered a carpetbagger stealing from Memphis and Houston or the New York savior by kids who think […]
Son Raw is gonna bring back Bounty Killer What does it say about the state of rap when partying  in a mansion no working man could ever afford feels like a quaint throwback to kinder, simpler days? Don’t ask me, I’m too busy enjoying Ferg’s Mortal Kombat references to really care. Besides, I’m sure Joey […]
There have been few if any truly great rap records this year. Kevin Gates’ Luca Brasi Story is pretty much the front-runner for rap album of the year, but I imagine the next eight months will hold heavy competition. Every year since I’ve been doing this, I wonder when the transformative rap records of the […]
A$AP, Rocko, & The Mack April 18, 2013
The Max Julien #1 Draft Pick was Camp Lo, who forged an entire career out of the fur coats and the 24 karat-flash of The Mack. Pimp C probably also picked up a few pointers from the wardrobe specialist better known as Goldie. And you know Curren$y made a killing out of kicking similarly simplistic […]
Evan Nabavian knows the real secret of the Flaming Moe. If you’re a rapper trying to be famous, you face a grueling existence. After you drop your groundbreaking mixtape, you smile and joke your way through daily press appearances, release songs according to a regimented promo schedule, dutifully avoid having a Charles Hamilton moment, and […]