"There's a big difference between my books and [VH1's] Behind the Music," explains author and longtime music critic Brian Coleman. "The denouement of Behind the Music is how you got over your drug use, or maybe you die. It's never celebrating how great those groups are; it's what they did to destr ... More >>
This year marks 25 years since The Cactus Album, the debut release by legendary New York hip-hoppers 3rd Bass. Released on Def Jam, backed by Russell Simmons' Rush Management and produced in part by the Bomb Squad (best known for its work with Public Enemy and Ice Cube), The Cactus Album boasted imp ... More >>
Malcolm McLaren is the godfather of today’s mainstream hip-hop. But not for the reason you think.
B-Sides talks to Alejandro Escovedo, explores hip-hop's essential albums