Mike Winslow

Drakism: Drake and our Emotional Breakdown

An artist simply known as “Drake” has stormed onto the rap scene with a message on the topic line of love that had been traditionally left out of popular hip hop culture. It isn’t the typical (ultra masculine/in control) message relayed by 50 Cent in songs like “21 Questions” or Jay-Z in “Song Cry.” That […]

Hip-Hop Rumors: Diddy and J. Cole…BEEF!!?

The rumor mill is swirling with reports that Diddy and North Carolina rapper J. Cole got into some sort of fight at Diddy’s VMA after party. The altercation took place during a rooftop party at The Dream Hotel in New York City. A bunch of people there said that J. Cole and Diddy had a […]

Africa, The Next Throne of ‘Hip-Hop’

I’ve mentioned this story before because it was one of those experiences that always stays with you. In December 2009, I wrote the following in a column at “In 1996, while serving as GM of Wu-Tang Management, I participated in a private meeting with executives from RCA Records. At a certain point they brought […]