Rest In Paradise DMX – “Couldn’t Nobody F*k With Me Then… Can’t Nobody F*k With Me Now” (A DMX Rare Freestyle via @lisafordblog)
One of my favorite rappers of all time, DMX, shared his freestyle video on his Facebook, showing the world that in spite of the inner demons he's been battling throughout the years, that his is still the master lyricist that we all know him for. "I've been spitting for 20 years. It's not about believing, it's about loving what you do...It's about doing what you do with the pure enjoyment of knowing that you're the best at what you do." - DMX
RIP MF DOOM!! Fck 2020!!!
MF DOOM, the man behind the mask, is one of the best to ever do it. In honor of his birthday, I chose to post an incredible song and an ode to real Hip Hop, DOOMSDAY off of DOOM's much sought after album; "Operation: Doomsday". In regards to his collaboration with Clarks Original Shoe Collection, DOOM feels that it's a perfect partnership. When speaking about why he is so widely popular and on his rare form of creativity, MF Doom states, "I try to come…
ALFRED HITCHCOCK on #Music in His Films #Flashback Interview (Audio) + #Eminem’s (Video) for “Darkness”
Portrait of Alfred Hitchcock by Antonio Mossucca This is just a quick blog post to pay homage to the great American horror filmmaker, Alfred Hitchcock, Eminem’s muse for his latest album, Music To Be Murdered By. I wonder if Hitchcock knew that one day his style and his 1958 album, the original Music To Be Murdered by would inspire the biggest name in Hip Hop. In this 1972 interview with BBC, Hitchcock reiterates on his 1932 statement that the music in his films and the editing…
J DILLA Makes Music From Beyond The Grave!! Incredible! (Podcast & EP) – LISTEN via @lisafordblog
I'm reporting on one of the best interviews and chronicles in Hip Hop history. It's an incredible tale on how producer extraordinaire, J DILLA, comes back from the grave, to release some of the world's most beautiful music. This mesmerizing story begins with the narrative of vintage album shop owner, Jeff Blue Back, of UHF Records in Detroit, an avid vinyl record collector since early childhood. As you will hear in this Podcast, via today's segment of NPR's Snap Judgement, Jeff's passion for music transforms…
When PHARRELL & NERD Dissed LISA FORD! #ThrowbackThursday
The following is a reprint from 2008 from a story I wrote on my Blogger site when I first started out as a freelance music journalist and celebrity interviewer for today’s #ThrowbackThursday. – Lisa Ford ALL I WANTED WAS MY DAMN INTERVIEW!! But all members of the press who attended the exciting Future Classic Festival in Miami on Sept. 12th, 2008, stood no chance of getting their story from N.E.R.D, even though I’m sure they would have appreciated a moment of NERD’s time. And there were…
CRAIG MACK Is Dead at 46. The Hip Hop Community Reacts.
Where would Hip Hop be without “Flava In Ya Ear” (1994 Bad Boy Entertainment) ? Craig Mack created a legendary song that will resonate in the culture forever. The NY Daily News reports that original Bad Boy MC Craig Mack died of heart failure in a Walterboro, SC hospital at 46 today. The Hip Hop community is stunned. Rest in Beats Craig Mack — Chuck D (@MrChuckD) March 13, 2018 I am so sad to hear about the passing of Craig Mack. You cannot over emphasize the importance that…
HAPPY 44TH BIRTHDAY HIP HOP – Google Doodle (VIDEO) ft. FAB 5 FREDDY via @lisafordblog
Google and the legendary Hip Hop artist, FAB 5 FREDDY, partnered up for an awesome Google Doodle experience. The "44th" birth date of of Hip-Hop stems from a fateful Bronx back-to-school party in August 1973. I'm happy to see that the genre and culture is celebrated by an American conglomerate such as Google and that video contains a small history lesson of how this internationally influential artform was conceived from "scratch".
MOBB DEEP’s, PRODIGY, has passed away. HE was 42. RIP to the Legend via @lisafordblog
"To all the killers and the hundred dolla billers" Hip Hop lost a legend today… RIP PRODIGY, the infamous lyricist from Iconic rap duo, MOBB DEEP. Songs like “Survival of the Fittest” inspired me and increased my undying love for Hip Hop, and "The Infamous", album was one of the best Hip Hop projects of all time. I keep the "Shook Ones Part 2" playing in regular rotation DAILY, as this is one of the few songs that captivate my ears. And Mobb Deep’s influential…
JAY ELECTRONICA – “LETTER TO FALON” New Music ! via @lisafordblog
We're sending a huge salute JAY ELECTRONICA for dropping "LETTER TO FALON", his new joint inspired by and dedicated to Kevin Durant. After sending a series of Tweets which spoke about how KD's performance in the NBA finals led him to drop a new song, Jay Electronica stated, "Letter to Falon is dedicated to all who are pushing forward through adversity, hard trials and hate from the naysayers. Keep going."
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST – “We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service” (Album Stream & VIDEO) via @lisafordblog
PITCHFORK: A Tribe Called Quest have shared the lyric video for “We The People...,” the second track on their brand new and final record We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service. It features the group’s iconic imagery, with the figure from The Low End Theory coming to life and walking around. Watch it below via Complex. Tribe’s new record–their first since 1998’s The Love Movement–features a bevy of high-profile guests, including Kanye West, André 3000, Jack White, Kendrick Lamar, Elton John, Anderson…