THE JUMP IN: 8 Insane Hip Hop Cameos
They had one job to do, and boy did they deliver.
As a fervent observer of culture and media, I have always used Hip Hop as a gateway to expanding my consciousness of the world around me. It has provided a soundtrack to my aspirations and my frustrations, articulating thoughts that felt as if I alone were having, giving me comfort and affirmation. As long as I've had a pair of earbuds, I've been just fine throughout the trials and tribulations of this world. Hip Hop is everything.
It should not have worked. Slick Rick’s album The Great Adventures of Slick Rick had a lot working against it when it came out. Without considering the album’s content at all, there were a lot of factors that could have derailed his debut upfront. For starters, 1988 was one of Hip hop’s heaviest years, with […]
Act like you know. I’m just going to get into it. MC Lyte’s Paper Thin was the most New York thing I’d ever seen at the time. Between the subway setting, the crazy gear, the headphones Lyte was rocking, boomboxes and head knockers, Lyte’s pattern of speech… it was easy for a Southern boy like […]
Right place, right time. Like many summers, I used to play in an AAU basketball league back in the day when I lived in Eatonville, FL. With games played in Cocoa Beach, the team would have to pile into the coaches’ cars to make the trip. Besides the usual teenage BS, we were all just […]