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TRY THIS: The 10 Best Beats That Use Strange, Non-Musical Elements

From beat-boxing to Grand Wizzard Theodore developing scratching, it became clear early on that Hip-Hop music was being created by unconventional means.  With Hip-Hop continually reinventing sounds from samples and various DJ techniques, it was inevitable that production would evolve to the point where beats could be made by incorporating entirely non-musical elements. Rap is… Read more »

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Ten Reasons N.W.A. Should Be Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

In 2013, Public Enemy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  They joined Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Run-D.M.C., and the Beastie Boys as part of an elite group of recording artists recognized for their exemplary contributions to music and culture.  Recently, nominations for 2014 were announced.  The two Hip-Hop acts… Read more »

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