Stories tagged: hip-hop
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Get ready Northern Quest: 10 essential tracks by Naughty by Nature (that aren’t ‘O.P.P.’)
Do you know what “O.P.P.” actually means? And perhaps more importantly, are you down with it?
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 10:12 a.m.
Eminem looks to ‘stomp’ Trump with lyrical tirade
Eminem has unleashed a lyrical tirade against President Donald Trump, saying he “came to stomp.”
Sat., May 6, 2017, 5:21 p.m.
Miley Cyrus takes to Instagram to clarify hip-hop remarks
Miley Cyrus says she respects and appreciates all genres of music, but is gravitating now to “more uplifting, conscious rap,” with an eye to giving the younger generation a more …
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016, 4 p.m.
Hopsin always finds room to grow
The California-based rapper Hopsin released his third record, “Knock Madness,” in November 2013 to critical acclaim Top 10 spots on two Billboard charts. But that wasn’t good enough for Hopsin, …
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016, 6:27 p.m.
People: Lil Wayne explains his ‘no such thing as racism’ comment
Lil Wayne stands by his comments that there is “no such thing as racism.”
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 5:38 a.m.
Jerry Heller, early manager of N.W.A., dies at 75
Jerry Heller, the combative music manager whose fraught relationship with the seminal hip-hop group N.W.A. was searingly portrayed in last year’s box office hit “Straight Outta Compton,” died Friday of …
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 11:54 a.m.
Kanye West offered $10 million for sole copy of new album
After spending $2 million for the sole copy of Wu-Tang Clan’s “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” late last year, Martin Shkreli, the 32-year-old former hedge fund manager, is now …
Mon., June 24, 2013, 10:40 a.m.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to hit Arena Oct. 23
Superstar hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will play the Spokane Arena Oct. 23.
Fri., May 31, 2013
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis found history-making global success
It’s understandable that Ryan Lewis doesn’t know what day it is. The former Spokane resident, now half of the Seattle hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, headlined Sasquatch! at the …
Thu., May 30, 2013, 7:52 p.m.
Macklemore duo’s Lewis close to home for EWU concert
It’s understandable that Ryan Lewis doesn’t know what day it is. The former Spokane resident, now half of the Seattle hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, headlined Sasquatch! at the …
Fri., Jan. 18, 2013
Zion I, Sweatshop Union headline hip-hop shows
A pair of positively charged indie-hip-hop groups are coming through town this week in the form of Sweatshop Union and Zion I. Both are sticking to formula on their latest …
Fri., May 4, 2012, 11:07 a.m.
Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys dead at 47
NEW YORK — Adam Yauch, the gravelly voiced Beastie Boys rapper and the most conscientious member of the seminal hip-hop group, has died. He was 47.
Fri., April 6, 2012
Freetime Synthetic takes stage at rare Mootsy’s gig
As someone who essentially pioneered live hip-hop in downtown Spokane during the mid-1990s, local rapper Freetime Synthetic has since blazed a trail for Bad Penmanship, an enduring hip-hop collective, and …
Fri., Dec. 9, 2011
Knux continues to push toward new boundaries
When the Knux emerged on the national radar a few years ago, the sibling duo brought a new subgenre to the world of rap. Call it hipster-hop.
Thu., Sept. 23, 2010
Shadle Park teacher to return
A Shadle Park High School teacher put on leave for handing out the lyrics of a rap song with off-color language will return to the classroom on Monday. But Brad …
Fri., Sept. 10, 2010
Teacher passed out lyrics containing profanity
Off-color language, not an indictment of the educational system contained in a hip-hop song, was the reason a Shadle Park High School teacher was placed on leave after he distributed …
Fri., Oct. 9, 2009
Rock, hip-hop, laughs at Knitting Factory
The Knitting Factory has a packed week with shows that are sure to pack in crowds. And there’s a little something for everyone – heavy mainstream rock, stand-up comedy, gypsy-folk …
Fri., Aug. 14, 2009
Ice T.’s image transcends music career
Ice T. may not top many Greatest Rapper Alive lists. But the gangsta rap pioneer gets undoubted respect for keeping it real, even if he’s just playing the part. Nearly …
Fri., Feb. 27, 2009
Mixed music at the Factory
Between an ex-Marine and former “American Idol” contestant, the kings of high society hip-hop, and a singing surfer, there’s a mixed menu of music to choose from at The Knitting …