ARTICLE: Hiphop and free speech

Hiphop and free speech (By DJ MF)

A couple of months ago, without much fanfare, US Congress fired off the first shot in what could be an assault on free speech in music, and more specifically hip-hop, by “urging” the hip-hop industry to regulate content in lyrics before the government could get around to it.

ARTICLE: Observations

Observations (By Truplaya611)

Over the past several weeks, I’ve noticed some things, and I would like to share them with the alt.rap.com community. First, more hit music stations are popping up. There was just a new one added to the DC area. When I was down on the eastern shore, in Salisbury, I saw a billboard advertising a new hit music station for the DelMarVa (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia) region. More hip-hop/urban stations!, more hip-hop/urban stations!

SINGLES REVIEW

Verbals by A to the L
Champions Of Nature – Salsa Smurf (Wordplay)
This looks like being the next single from the new Word Lab 2 compilation. In the album review I said that I didn’t really feel this, but I have to admit that after a few listens here, its started to grow on me. Still not a classic by any means, and that damn Salsa Smurf vocoder chorus still gets on my wick. On the flipside is a track called ‘Jazzy Styles’, which uses an old refrain from a Jazzy Jay session, that I ain’t heard in a long time.
RATING: 7 / 10