- Apr 17, 2021
The Drake Paradox
“No Drake.” This was a strict law between me and my friends in college. The Canadian crooner was an easy target for our ridicule — a...
- Mar 7, 2021
Washed Up Rap Fan
What does a hip-hop old head look like you ask? Is he the 49-year-old man on a basketball court wearing knee socks and an Everlast...
Danny, Josh, & Nev
- Feb 1, 2021
In Memoriam of MF DOOM
On New Year’s Eve 2020, the death of the iconic MC/producer MF DOOM was announced by his wife. He had apparently passed two months prior...
- Dec 15, 2020
The Jet Files: A Guide to the Essential Curren$y
It’s long overdue that we at Lampin’ pay homage to Curren$y, known interchangeably as Spitta. Nev parses through the Jet Life CEO's vast...
- Nov 14, 2020
Revisiting 'Section.80,' An Under-Appreciated Gem That Represents an Icon's Arrival
In the 1993 classic A Bronx Tale, Calogero famously narrates, “the saddest thing in life is wasted talent.” Yet, talent is enigmatic, and...
- Sep 25, 2020
Freddy Adu: A Sad Tale but Also One That You Have to Admit is Pretty Funny
When Freddy Adu was drafted by D.C. United as a 14 year-old prodigy in 2004, American soccer fans were celebrating like the GI’s...
- Aug 22, 2020
Vic Mensa's 'V Tape' Proves That We Give Up On Artists Too Easily
I’m embarrassed as I write this. I just listened to Vic Mensa’s new album V TAPE, and an artist who I completely wrote off years ago has...
- Jul 8, 2020
The 2002 Giants and the Monkey on their Backs
EDIT: I wrote this about three months ago. The content that follows is just as irrelevant now as it was then. __________ Day 12 of...
- Jun 11, 2020
Freddie Gibbs Is the Best Rapper In the Game Right Now
Fetti. Bandana. Alfredo. The only rappers in the past 20 years with equal three-album runs are Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, and Pusha T...
Nev and Büsh
- May 20, 2020
Our Favorite Jerry Stiller Moments
The power to steal a scene as a supporting actor is reserved for a select few. Jerry Stiller was one of them. The world was saddened to...