On Wax Special: Remembering Big L
Feb 15th '19

On Wax Special: Remembering Big L

Big L was more than just an MC. Big L was a pioneer, and one of the greatest New York hip-hop artists of the ‘90s. A top tier lyricist who not only laid the foundation for Horrorcore, but also inspired generations to come. From his peers like Jay-Z and Cam’ron, to the new school of A$AP […]

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On Wax Special: The Nas Album Verdict

On Wax Special: The Nas Album Verdict

When Kanye took to Twitter to announce the release of five albums (Surgical Summer), the excitement was at an all-time high here at Control Forever. The Queensbridge legend seemed primed for a big summer with Nasir that was released nearly six years since his last. Then, when injecting Kanye’s production, it is an album that immediately shook […]

On Wax: Nas, The Carters, XXL Freshman List and More

On Wax: Nas, The Carters, XXL Freshman List and More

Escobar Season is Here The thought of Nas and Kanye for an entire project is something most would run to, and rightfully so. Its two megaforces colliding. Fans were a bit concerned when last Friday came around and the album still wasn’t available— rumors running rampant that Kanye was making last minute changes. Finally, on […]

The Unsung Art of Music Videos

The Unsung Art of Music Videos

Childish Gambino’s music video for “This is America” has been dominating a lot of the pop culture conversation since its release, and not without reason. When it popped up in my YouTube suggestions, I watched it just because it was there. I usually prefer to listen to music without seeing its video, but I was […]

Danger Mouse: Popular Music’s Greatest Diplomat

Danger Mouse: Popular Music’s Greatest Diplomat

When Brian Burton released the The Grey Album in 2004, he sent a fearless message about the purpose of his music. It was only his second release, but it became immediately clear that Burton’s mission was to make popular music that embraces both rock and rap. If you haven’t heard the The Grey Album, it’s a mashup […]