In the church of hip-hop, Grandmaster Flash is the father and Run-D.M.C. are the apostles who broke onto the scene in Hollis, Queens, some 30 years ago to spread the word of rap music one verse at a time.
But in the Pentecostal church, Run's the chosen one. And Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons' knack for ... More >>
See Russell Simmons, Rev Run, and others' Twitter reactions to the death of Adam Yauch as well as Crossfade's memorial slideshow of Beastie Boys concert photos.
Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch (AKA MCA) is dead.
Details about what ultimately took his life have not yet been released. UPDATE: The rapper a ... More >>
See Crossfade's obituary for Adam Yauch as well as Crossfade's memorial slideshow of Beastie Boys concert photos.
The Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch is dead. But the Beastie Boys live forever.
The rap crew's global cultural influence was cemented the moment they dropped the atomic boulder of musicality ... More >>
Spend NYE on SoBe with Rev Run.Unless you're blind and deaf, you know Rev Run. He's a founding member of legendary rap crew Run-D.M.C. , an ex-reality TV star, prominent reverend, father of six, and a DJ.
And if you want to check out his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-level skills, he'll be droppi ... More >>
Fly your millionaire flag like Ricky Rozay.With all the talk of Occupy this and Occupy that, people have been a little hesitant to flaunt their wealth in 2011.
Richer, please! It's time to put that P.C. bullshit to bed and ring in the New Year as your great-grandfather, John D. Rockefeller, wou ... More >>
David "Dro" Rosario--Rick Ross is on course to bring in his fourth studio album Teflon Don very soon. This past Wednesday we posted the official pre-album mixtape. Well yesterday, Ross' official first single for Teflon Don hit the net. It's a relaxed tune called "Sweet Life" that features John Le ... More >>
Remember that hullabaloo over Barack Obama inviting not-so-gay-friendly Rick Warren to give the invocation at his inauguration? Riptide helpfully stepped in and offered suggestions for less controversial, more gay-friendly religious folks whom Obama should have invited, including Reverend Lovejoy, ... More >>