PETA aren’t fans of Big Boi right now

When Big Boi performed at the Super Bowl halftime show, last Sunday, not too many people impressed….especially PETA.

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals wrote a scathing tweet to Big Boi, criticizing the fur coat he was wearing during his performance.

Big Boi performed some of his hits like “The Way You Move”. He performed last Sunday at the Super Bowl with Maroon 5 and Travis Scott.

Kool G Rap’s DJ Needs Your Help

Kool G Rap’s DJ needs your help after his family experienced a house fire.

According to the Go Fund me page, DJ Polo’s family went through a three alarm fire at their home on 100th street in Queens NY. The fire started in her mother’s kitchen, and had spread throughout the house.

Donations are still being accepted. So far about $4,500 has been raised.

This Day in Hip Hop: Paul’s Boutique certified 2x platinum in 1999

In 1989, Ad-Rock, MCA, and Mike D released their second studio album, entitled Paul’s Boutique.

Record executives deemed this record as a failure, and they even stopped promoting it because the sales didn’t match the previous album. The Beastie Boys, however got the last laugh when it was announced in ’99 that the album went 2x platinum.

Rolling Stone even ranked the album in the top 200 albums of all time. Looks like the Beastie’s got the last laugh, huh?

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Reasons To Check Out the 2×2 Fest: Ren Thomas

Ren Thomas

The 2×2 Hip Hop Festival has got to be one of the best kept secrets in Ohio. It’s in it’s fourth year, and I’m finally gonna make the trip up I-71 to check it out. For those who remember Scribble Jam, imagine this being its reincarnation. There’s grafitti, b-boy/girl contests, and freestyle battle competitions. It’s also an all-day concert featuring artists like Skyzoo, Prof, and Blueprint. If there’s anyone I’m looking forward to see it’s probably Ren Thomas.

Ren Thomas

Good question. Ren Thomas, formerly Renegade, is an MC from New Jersey writing rapping bars since he was 10. He’s been on numerous MC battle contests, was a semi finalist in Ludicris’s Magnum Live Large and won the TeamBackPack Cypher Championship in 2016.He recently released “Who the F*&k is Ren Thomas?” in 2015. Here’s why you need to make the trip to Columbus to see him.

His flows over boom bap beats take you back to the 90’s hip hop sound we all miss

If you’re exposed to commercial hip hop in some way, whether online, at shows, or on the radio, listening to Ren will take you back to ’94. If you check out this Bar Fight video, below, Ren’s flow stands out above everything.

His lyrics are creative as hell

If you have good flow, then it leads to spitting creative lyrics. Ren’s flows will leave you hanging onto every bar he spits. Listened to his appearance on “Sway in the Morning” and was blown away when I heard he’ll “german suplex your daughter though a wedding cake”.

Brings nothing but pure energy and aggression

This is the foundation to the total package of a great MC. Go through Youtube and check everything out. Especially check out his single with pete rock.

This Day in Hip Hop: Nas Releases Illmatic

It ain’t hard to tell, I excel then prevail.
The mic I contacted I attracted clientele.

It was 22 years ago today, that Nas released an album that still stands the test of time today. If you ask any Hip Hop fan what their favorite album is, one of them would say Illmatic. The flow, rhymes, and production of this album creates the most ideal sound that many artists tried to follow. Can you even imagine being Nas, trying to make a new album with the expectations of outdoing Illmatic? It not an easy task, I imagine, but Nas has done it.

So many hits have come from this album: The World is Yours, One Love, Halftime, and It ain’t hard to tell. Remember the music video from that track? Check it out above.

What was your favorite Illmatic track?

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This Day in Hip Hop: “Getting Jiggy With It” reaches #1 in ’98

It takes a lot to get to number one on the Billboard charts. You need a lot of crossover appeal to make it to the top. Will Smith most definitely has that.

We’ll always know Will Smith from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air . However, you can’t forget the tracks he did, like “Summertime” and “Parents Just Don’t Understand”. After spending time making movies like Men In Black and Independence Day, I thought Smith would’ve been done with making music. When he released the “Men in Black” single, in May of ’97, I had a feeling that something was on the horizon . Later that year, Smith came out with Big Willie Style, which included the big hit, “Getting Jiggy With It”. That album also included cuts like “Miami”, and “Just the Two of Us”.

Do you remember the Jiggy dance? Check out the video above for a refresher.

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