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Best Rappers Alive

Best Rappers Alive

The Record: Eminem 4 — The Slim Shady LP (1999) 9 — The Marshall Mathers LP (2000) 8 — The Eminem Show (2002) 4 — Encore (2004) 2 — Curtain Call: The…
Oldtimers

Oldtimers

Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number, Right? …At least according to Chi Ali, but he’s doing 25 to life for murder so his judgment can’t exactly be trusted. Rap has always been…

10 Best Apocalyptic Movies

10 Best Apocalyptic Movies

The end of the world as we know is one of Hollywood’s favorite plot lines. From space invaders to zombies to war hungry humans movie producers have been cranking out scenarios on…

Headgames

Head Games

Everybody got his or her start somewhere. Check out these 10 celebrities and what they had to do to earn a buck before Hollywood came knocking. He pulled in $80,000 per episode…

Wackest Rappers, Vanilla Ice

Top Ten Wackest Rap Personas

We here at Alumnah know that the only thing that Hip Hop loves more than Rap Beef and Mixtape Exclusives are Top Ten Lists. This list is about the Top Ten Wackest…

Captain Picard Locutus of Borg

What Blogging In a Collective Has Taught Me…

  This post could have also been titled ‘Kumbyah my blog… Kumbyah’… lets examine what blogging in a collective has taught me shall we? So it’s obvious that the blog game (not…

Father/son

The Validation of Father’s Day

Faceless are the fathers who raise the sons of tomorrow. I can’t sleep. Maybe I’m over anxious, maybe I’ll still amped up from one of the longest days I ever had. Either…

Lil Wayne

Deconstructing the Myth of Lil Wayne…

Overrated or Understated? Before I go in on this topic… let me state for the record I do not listen to Lil Wayne‘s music, I didn’t look for The Carter III leak…

Jesus

The Second Coming…

Why are all the Angels white? Yea I’m back in this bitch heralded by the beating of a thousand wings and trumpets. It’s currently 5:35am and before knocking out I wanted to…

The Usual Suspects: The Wire

It’s surreal, too real, vividly visual, disturbingly descriptive, brilliant and refreshingly groundbreaking. All of these terms can be used when describing HBO’s new show ‘The Wire’, which premiered its second season on Sunday June 1st. The show’s realism, coupled with the idea that this could be taking place in a town near you, forces us to care about what happens to each and every character. It’s nothing less than a cinematic masterpiece captured within the confines of a television screen. And after going to the premiere I have to say for those not in the know, ‘The Wire’ will be HBO’s next smash hit series. Our sit down with Lance Reddick, Idris Elba, Michael K. Williams and Wood Harris offers insight as to why ‘The Wire’ is on the verge of extreme success.

Opinions are like…

[youtube YJnaxsLBl94] "Many a truth are said in jest" - Dead Wordsmith In this era of rapid consumption news stories where the truth seems to have been eviscerated from the body of…

Hi Hater?

vs The Urban Dictionary defines Swagger Jacker as “A person who steals the flow, ideas, swagger or style of someone else” While I understand Hip Hop is about emulation and innovation of…

The Notorious B.I.G.

N-O..T-O..R-I.. Ohh?

So it’s been 11 years since the passing of Christopher Wallace a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G., Biggie Smalls, Biggie or depending on where you stand… The GOAT. To honor this icon of both…

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14 not so typical love songs..

So V-Day is finally upon us… To some the most dreaded holiday of the year.. to others the most joyous.. Imma let you know I don’t care either way. To some it’s…

2-7-00

I remember when I picked up the news paper and read the cover story. “Rapper Big Pun Dead” I was shocked. When I went on to read the cause of death I…

1 is greater than 18

Two days ago the New York Giants looked the “Team of Destiny” in the eye and didn’t blink. With Super Bowl XLII being the most anticipated Super Bowl in NFL history and…

Is Publishing Dead…

Maybe Young Nasir was ahead of his time..