Tagged “jay-z”

Why Nas’ “Daughters” Is 100% Right And 100% Wrong At The Same Time

Full disclosure: I'm a "Nas guy."  What this basically means is that even though I recogni...

Hova Speaks, Will Hip-Hop Follow (Again)?: Will Jay-Z’s Support of Gay Marriage Help Hip-Hop Become Less Homophobic?

Although it was a forgettable song (well, forgettable sans for Pharrell's hook) on an even more ...

False Victories Wrongly Decided By Public Opinion

On "tha twittahs" a few days ago, I questioned how it was possible that Pitbull could still be relev...

Jay-Z: Relationship and Marriage Role Model? Eh, I Don’t Think So

Aside from the obvious, the 2008 public ascension of the Obama family had numerous peri...

Blue Ivy Carter: The First Black “Celebrity Baby”

Everyone reading this can probably recall two or three news events that impacted you so much tha...

The Poet & The Teacher: Hip Hop Classes I’d Like To See

So Dr. Michael Eric "I Use 100 Words When 1 Will Do" Dyson is teaching a class at Georgetown Uni...

5 Reasons Why I’m Happy That Beyonce’s Pregnant

***The Hill Review — a literary magazine blending essays, excerpts, reviews, fiction, poetry, cri...

Are You Watching The Throne? Probably Not For Long

This past Monday, Jay-Z and Kanye West's joint venture, Watch The Throne, hit iTunes, much to th...

8 Things That Would Happen If Beyonce Really Was Pregnant

Have you any idea how close I came to typing "preggers" in the title? I've never actaully said t...

why every (yup, EVERY) man has a mistress

i think we probably should get back to work soon. my wife is meeting me for lunch i've always ...

I Think You Just Went Too Far.

My current favorite commercials are by Bud Light where they attempt to display just how perfect Bud ...

ole’ faithful: the people, places, and things that never disappoint us

between the economy, the cleveland cavaliers, and the blueprint 3¹, 2009 has largely been an an...

Happy Thanksgiving!

To all those good people of VSB who venture here daily and comment to their hearts content, we humbl...

Necessary Evils.

One of the worst movies I've ever seen in life is Vampire in Brooklyn.  It's one of Eddie Murphy's ...

can’t knock the hustle?

my parents love to impress me with their contemporary urban (heh) music knowledge. there isn't a...