January 11th, 2014
We revisit our interviews with rapper / dancer / life improver Greg Nice of Nice & Smooth. These Q&A excerpts from four different decades show a man both comfortable with who he is and able to meet the challenges of changing times.
January 5th, 2014
Through the use of green screen technology, rappers could be as large and/or in charge as they wanted to be, and the results are varying. While the giant rapper phenomenon has fallen out of favor in recent times, its lasting footprint will always be impressive from an overhead slow motion pan out.
November 27th, 2013
In this edition of the FLW archives, a dark time in rap journalism is recalled with the case of rap blogger Infinitezimal. Though not noticed at the time, the series of FLW posts reveal a narrative of the tension between writers and rappers that often resulted in writers being intimidated or physically attacked for their published opinions.
November 20th, 2013
Trifetime TV: “Television for Thugs” is back again with an all new lineup for November, 2013. Check local listings for show times!
January 20th, 2012
In this edition of the FLW archives, rapper Common Sense (now known as actor/rapper Common, just a shade above the Black Eyed Peas in hardcoreness) is interviewed, reminding us all why we used to love him. Either that, or reminding us all why we should have been much more annoyed by him.
December 15, 1992
Posted by Infinitezimal
Much hyped rapper Common Sense has just dropped a debut album with only one good song. Yet I still came away from playing the tape (and returning it) liking him personally and hopeful for his future. Q&A below, along with my recordings of his unique speech inflections. Enjoy?
August 23rd, 2010
Wale Wars Reality Show Young up-and-coming rapper Wale embarks on a national awareness campaign to promote how to properly pronounce his name. Formerly named Wale World, formerly named Wal-E, formerly named Sound It Out: Wah-Lay. Look, we’re gonna keep renaming this thing until you bastards get it right. Producer: Sade (pronounced Sadie) Real Jumpoffs of […]
August 7th, 2010
Lucas With The Lid Off is bringing forth a resurgence of jazz music via hip-hop. Fresh for 94 from the Feather Leather Weather archives!
August 1st, 2005
Dear Gossiping Bitch,
I love how you dis a christian man for rapping in response to someone who is going through some tough times to show some support. I love the comments about him not being original in his video. I love your comments about 50 cent and his little black light chop shop organized crime video.
July 19th, 2005
Look, it’s like this: We’re lazy. The GBs are to hard work what Eve is to bikini wax. We don’t do this for the love. We do this when it pleases us and in our own damn time. Such as when we get bored of shit like arguing over whether the new Common joint is wack or not…
March 31st, 2005
Dear Gossiping Bitch,
Was your interview with Edan real?
Of course the interview was real!