Sunday, February 15 2009
Biggie Smalls' mythology hasn't afforded him a dreamy endgame à la Tupac or Elvis. Nobody imagines Biggie pulling the ultimate Machiavellian coup by making the world believe he's dead while he's secretly chillin' in Jamaica.
Friday, January 16 2009
Notorious looks back on the day when hip-hop was coming into its seeming own, when telling stories was a way to make order from chaos, as well as money and, as Biggie saw it, mo problems.
Tuesday, January 13 2009
Tuesday, July 6 2004
'Hip-hop to me,' says Dr. Dre, 'is a way out.'"
Monday, June 14 2004
Hearing Tupac Amaru Shakur talk about himself in the past tense is unnerving at first. Not only was he profound and perceptive in his early 20s, he was prescient too.
Thursday, November 13 2003
This sense-making also has to do with extrapolation and education -- granting Tupac yet another chance to speak his mind, indict injustice, and urge action.