Rapper and producer Camu Tao--born Tero Smith--died of lung cancer two years ago. He was 30.Tao was half of the duo S.A. Smash with fellow rapper Metro, a part of the rap group Weathermen, and the Central Services production team with El-P. When he died, he was working on his first solo ... More >>
The Mighty Underdogs
Droppin' Science Fiction
Featuring Quannum Projects vets Gift of Gab (from Blackalicious) and Lateef the Truthspeaker (of Latyrx), and producer Headnodic (of Crown City Rockers), The Mighty Underdogs is a group that adds up to less than the sum of its parts. Pr ... More >>
Brian at catsandbeer.com has bestowed what he thinks is the definitive list of rap tracks that are closest to the hearts of honkies [he posted this in Oct. 2007, but it's just come to my attention through a friend's tip].
Bri's right on right on most of the time, but I have some bones to pick. For ... More >>
Del, in his more bizarre days.
[We didn’t have space in the paper to run this feature by Ben Westhoff, but we think it’s worth posting on Heard Mentality in advance of West Coast underground-rap luminary Del’s appearance Wed. Feb. 20 at the Vault 350.]
Richmond, California emcee Del The Fu ... More >>