Monday, October 31, 2011

Thoughts on Being White | The History of Rap Pt. 3 | Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon, and The Legendary Roots Crew

I remember when the Roots announced that they would be the house band for the new Jimmy Fallon show. Fans of the Roots were split down the middle with one half hailing the announcement as a triumph of quality hip hop over the Nelly's and Diddy's of the world (No diss to Diddy or Nelly... We still wear band aids under or eyes at the WUW? office). The other half fainted in fear that the torch bearers of musical tradition had sold out. 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Shady 2.0 Cypher Video | Eminem, Slaughterhouse, Yelawolf

The only real problem with the WUW? staff is that not 1 of the 15 of us have cable. Although we love pop culture, we are all too cheap and therefore we have to watch our Gossip Girl episodes and BET Awards online a whole week after they air.

This morning my inbox was blessed with a SPIN Magazine update that included this video of Eminem, Yelawolf, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Royce Da 5'9" and Crooked I from this year's BET awards. If you aren't familiar with these other artists, you may want to get familiar.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Jay Electronica X Mobb Deep

J-Live | S.P.T.A. Said Person of the Ability

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Acoustic Hip Hop Mashup | Dert x Jose Gonzalez - Sometimes I Rhyme Slow

This mixtape dropped waaayyyy back (like 2006 - is that considered old school yet?), but in 2006 WhatUpWally? had not started dominating the web waves. All that being said... I first came across the homie Dert while DJing in Los Angeles.