New Video: Nardwuar vs. Lil' Wayne





Nardwuar the Human Serviette comes through with another great interview -- this time with hip-hop superstar Lil Wayne. If you are familiar with Nardwuar then you know that this is not your atypical interview.

Some interesting tidbits about Weezy:

He's a big Nirvana/Kurt Kobain fan.

His first rap name was Shrimp Daddy, named after the late New Orleans bounce rapper Pimp Daddy.

He still remembers Baby's old beeper number and office number.

The Big Tymers had their own Rap Snacks.

He fucks with Nardwuar. I think we all do. **PAUSE**


RESPECT. Due: Rick Ross


Undercover Bawse: Ricky Rozay


Bawse! Ricky Rozay (bka Rick Ross) covers the March-April issue of Respect. magazine. Hate him or love him, Rozay is basking in the glow of success with his Maybach Music Group imprint. His label is currently in the middle of a bidding war between several different major labels has inked a mjaor deal with Warner Music Group (Upated 2/19). Along with D.C. rapper Wale, Philly spitfire Meek Mill, Ross is poised to become the "bawse" of the rap game.

The magazine also boasts interviews with journalist Dan CharnasWu-Tang Clan's Raekwon the Chef and a pictorial on Busta Rhymes.

Go cop the magazine when it hits newsstands March 1.


Haiti: One Year Later


Haiti: One Year Later

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that destroyed the island nation of Haiti. The disaster killed over 200,000 people and left nearly a half-million people homeless. The outpouring of much-needed relief and monetary donations from all over the world was extremely heartfelt.

One year later, not much has changed. Nearly 1.2 million are displaced and construction on new homes have slowly begun. In essence, there's still more work that needs to be done to help the people of Haiti. And your support is much appreciated! Donate HERE.

Journalist Erik Parker was in Haiti when the earthquake hit and became a hero after a video surfaced of him rescuing a young child from a demolished building.

In his new video, Mr. Parker reflects on that moment and introduces us to the "real" heroes of the Haiti earthquake. Also, please read Parker's in-depth report on the Haiti earthquake, right HERE.


Saving Face: Haiti One Year Later


UNICEF correspondent Jane O'Brien reports on the new challenges faced by children and families since January 2010 earthquake in Haiti.


Hip-Hop To Move Haiti Forward


Haiti's Progress (Or Lack Thereof) One Year Later [via]

Wyclef Jeans Speaks on Haiti Earthquake One Year Later‎ [Via]

Wyclef Jean's Sister Melky Raises Funds, Awareness For Haiti With New Album [via MTV]

Sak Passe!

New Video: 5 Hip-Hop Myths, Debunked!



Veteran hip-hop journalist Dan Charnas debunks some of hip-hop's biggest myths, including the half-truth that Suge Knight helped Tupac Shakur get out of jail. Another myth that shocked me: The Source was NOT the very-first rap magazine (that honor goes to the Hip-Hop Hit List based out of New Jersey).

All of this is in connection to Mr. Charnas who is promoting his new book The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop. The tome chronicles the history of the rap industry from the early '70s to today's billion-dollar business. Real-life "success stories" of record moguls -- from Russell Simmons to Suge Knight to Diddy -- are all told in detailed anecdotes. The Big Payback is a must-have book for any rap fan or budding music mogul.

Want the answers to some of hip-hop's biggest myths? Watch the video below:

5 Hip-Hop Myths, Debunked!