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MMM Top Ten: The 10 Best Rap and Rock Collaborations of All Time

It’s widely debated if – or at least to what degree – rap is rock ‘n’ roll. In New York City, where hip-hop originated, a few rock bands were among the first to recognize the significance of rap, as shown by the Tom Tom Club’s single “Wordy Rappinghood” and of course Blondie’s number one smash… Read more

Drake – ‘Certified Lover Boy’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Image via YouTube/Drake Drake’s latest release Certified Lover Boy starts with the five-and-a-half-minute “Champagne Problems”; which begins with a sample of Masego’s “Navajo” – which, itself, samples the Beatles’ “Michelle”. The LP opener sees Drake fully recharged since his last full-length record of new material – 2018’s Scorpion. Here, the Canadian rapper turns the dial all… Read more

MMM Top Ten: The 10 Best Songs of 2021 (So Far)

The Top Ten Best Songs of 2021 (So Far) #10. “ACTION” — CHAI Photo Credit: Yoshio Nakaiso “ACTION” finds CHAI rejecting all the weight of self-seriousness (not that the band had much of that to begin with). Black Lives Matter protests inspired the Japanese quartet to think about what a call to action would look… Read more

2000s Throwback Gallery: Q102 Jingle Ball 2003

Q102 Jingle Ball at the Tweeter Center Camden, New Jersey Blaque Fabolous Hilary Duff Maroon 5 Sean Paul Simple Plan Stacie Orrico Photography by: Steve Trager

DMX – ‘Exodus’ Album Review

Photo Credit: @shotbyjacques The posthumous album as a memorial is a concept that has played out in public several times over the last two years. DMX was prolific and well-connected, but hadn’t released a proper album in nine years at the time of his death at 50-years-old. Exodus was executive-produced by Swizz Beats who collaborated… Read more

MMM Top Ten: 10 Hip-Hop Artists You Should be Listening to in 2021

2021 is shaping up to be a year where a lot of new artists are entering the musical arena through popular social media platforms like TikTok. By using catchy beats, favorable lyrics, and/or impressive visuals, musicians in 2021 are searching for the niche that gets them in the spotlight. Below are some of these notable… Read more

J. Cole – ‘The Off-Season’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Wesley Mann After three years of waiting, J. Cole has finally released his latest album The Off-Season. While most of Cole’s tracks are heavy-hitting and direct, this album is much more mellow and reflective of his position in music. A lot of music from J. Cole is an assertion of dominance to be… Read more

2000s Throwback Gallery: Q102 ‘Q Concert 14’ 2003

Q102 ‘Q Concert 14’ at the Tweeter Center Camden, New Jersey Bowling for Soup Daniel Bedingfield Fabolous Ginuwine Jewel Lillix Lisa Marie Presley LL COOL J Third Eye Blind Tyrese Wayne Wonder Photography by: Steve Trager

Remembering DMX: The Legacy of a True Ruff Ryder

Photo Credit: Noam Galai/Getty Images From early childhood Earl Simmons, professionally known as DMX, endured many struggles in his life but music became an outlet that led to his great escape. Known for his brass voice and hard lyrics, this rapper brought a cult following together and changed the way that people viewed rap. From… Read more

Drake – ‘Scary Hours 2’ EP Review

Photo Credit: Drake via Instagram If there is an artist that can make you feel their music in all facets, it’s Drake. Ever the pleaser, The OVO head honcho dropped Scary Hours 2 literally in the wee hours of All Star weekend. This latest effort is a sequel to 2018’s Scary Hours EP, which marks… Read more