For the past few months, Marvel Comics has been covering some of its comics in images that reference album art from old- and new-school hip-hop classics. This week, you can get a bunch of those variant covers for free.
Take Flight, the debut album from The Write Brothers, equal parts rapper Devon Ewalt and producer Dante Davinci is a seamless blend of geeky wordplay and hip hop. It’s a fun, engaging record, one that’s catchy and intimate at the same time.
Back in May, data scientist Matt Daniels crunched some numbers to determine which rapper has the largest vocabulary in hip hop. Now, Daniels is back with a brand new version of the chart that incorporates 20 additional artists renown for their expansive command of language.
Who's got the largest vocabulary in hip hop? A data-scientist crunched the numbers to find out. [UPDATED]
In May of 2000 three legends of hip-hop formed a supergroup and created something nobody saw coming: A futuristic, sci-fi rap album. Over the years, Deltron 3030 has developed an almost fanatical cult following. The long awaited sequel—officially released today—is likely to do the same.
Playing off the Hilltop Hoods song "I Love It," Gabbott Productions gives us the "Hilltop Hobbits," a hip-hop retelling of Bilbo's quest. Be sure to turn on the closed caption button so you don't miss any of the lyrics, and keep an eye out for a few unexpected guests in this unexpected music video.
This one goes out to all the chordates in the house. The Rap Guide to Evolution is a musical tour through natural selection, DNA, and all the various processes that have made the world such a hotbed of biodiversity. These may be the only rap videos you see today that namecheck Watson and Crick."Survival of…
At first glance, your average Biggie verse doesn't have much in common with Isaac Asimov. But when you look closer, the connections between hip hop and scifi really aren't so hard to find. Here's a primer, with five visual examples.
Hip-hop culture has caused profound harm to American adolescents, according to a new study from the Journal of Neurosurgery. But it doesn't warp teenaged brains or make kids more violent; instead, it's lead to a sharp rise in head injuries.
Hip-hop astronauts dance on an alien moon... until their space buggy gets jacked and their ship gets stolen, in this Bridgestone ad from the Superbowl. I have to admit a weakness for dancing space-dudes.
Rapper Kanye West premiered his space opera-themed Glow In The Dark tour last night in Seattle, and he may have single-handedly reinvented hip hop performance for a science fictional era. Rapping alone, in front of screens that showed whirling backgrounds of space porn, he navigated through the story of an "astronaut…