Interest: hip hop


Rock Cellar Magazine
April 9, 2021
Rest in Peace, DMX: Hip-Hop Icon Dies at 50 After Being Placed on Life Support Due to ‘Catastropic Cardiac Arrest’

Earl Simmons, the acclaimed Grammy-nominated rapper known as DMX with a reputation for a particularly gritty and raspy vocal delivery hits such as “Party Up (Up in Here)” and “Ruff...


Rock Cellar Magazine
January 5, 2021
[Updated] Dr. Dre Says He’ll Be ‘Out of the Hospital and Back Home Soon’ After Brain Aneurysm

Dr. Dre, one of the most influential hip-hop icons of the past three decades and a pinnacle of West Coast hip-hop, is currently in the ICU at Cedars-Sinai in Los...


Rock Cellar Magazine
May 30, 2019
MC Lars and Mega Ran’s ‘The Dewey Decibel System’ — A Hip-Hop Theme Album About Classic Works of Literature — is Out 6/7

On June 7, “nerdcore” rappers MC Lars and Mega Ran will release a collaborative album titled The Dewey Decibel System. What makes this album and its conception stand out is...


Rock Cellar Magazine
March 13, 2019
Chuck D of Public Enemy and Prophets of Rage on Rap’s Past, Present and Future

Public Enemy’s Chuck D is on a mission. As one of the godfathers of modern hip hop, he’s has taken on the mantle of elder statesman of the genre, in...


Rock Cellar Magazine
October 30, 2018
The Beastie Boys Origin Story: Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz on Their Roller-Coaster Career

Mike D. and Ad-Rock are just the same as when I first met them in the mid-80s. When I catch up with them at their Bowery hotel to discuss their...