For our latest foolhardy adventure in the world of semi-professional talking, myself and Nocando welcomed Wax onto Shots Fired. If you’re unfamiliar with the Maryland-raised, LA-based rapper, he used YouTube to build himself into an indie-rap star and leveraged his fanbase and skill into a a deal with Def Jam. As most major label deals […]
The new Shots Fired episode on Earwolf examines Chicago rap from Common to Chief Keef and all points in between. Because Nocando and I are Los Angeles bored and bred, we brought in Tal Rosenberg, the online editor of the Chicago Reader and Open Mike Eagle, the South Side-raised online editor of art rap. Or […]
Next week is the 20th Anniversary of The Chronic. If you’re old enough to remember copping the tape back in 1992, that sentence alone is enough to make you feel ancient. When I did an imperfect Internet survey five years ago, The Chronic ranked as the fifth greatest rap album ever. In last month’s LA […]