Sittin' Sidewayz... With Skinny Friedman

Sittin' Sidewayz... With Skinny Friedman

The Best Rap Tunes of the Week: Grilled Cheeze, Vol. 8

This week's best new rap includes a new Redman verse, a Pat Benatar sample, and a song called "Dolphin Pussy."
Skinny Friedman
8.1.14
Sittin' Sidewayz... With Skinny Friedman

Soulja Boy's Hook on Nicki Minaj's "Yasss Bish" Is the "More Cowbell" of Hip-Hop

Someone had a fever on "Yasss Bish," and the only prescription was more Soulja Boy.
VICE Staff
5.8.14
Sittin' Sidewayz... With Skinny Friedman

Hipsters Can't Ruin Hip-Hop Because Hipsters Don't Exist

"Hipsters" are a fictional construct, an army of imaginary scapegoats in trucker hats perched perilously on top of both a five-panel and a snapback.
Skinny Friedman
4.25.14
Sittin' Sidewayz... With Skinny Friedman

My Stupid Interview with the Couple Behind My Wife's Stupid Record Collection

One good blog is worth a thousand thinkpieces (or something).
Skinny Friedman
4.15.14
Sittin' Sidewayz... With Skinny Friedman

50 Cat Puns About Rap

Happy Monday!
Skinny Friedman
4.1.14
Sittin' Sidewayz... With Skinny Friedman

The Strange Cult of Lil B

His legacy is a deluge of music, videos, tweets, and tumblrs for people to sort through and find their own reason to like him.
Skinny Friedman
1.9.14
Sittin' Sidewayz... With Skinny Friedman

Which 'Orange Is the New Black' Characters Are Like Which Popular Rappers?

I’m blowing through Netflix’s WASPy-girl-goes-to-jail drama Orange Is the New Black. Because I’m a one-trick pony, here’s who some of the characters would be if they were rappers.
Skinny Friedman
7.25.13
Sittin' Sidewayz... With Skinny Friedman

Ten Great Old El-P Productions

In celebration of El-P and Killer Mike's 'Run the Jewels,' we take a look back at some of El-P's great work that you might not be familiar with.
VICE Staff
7.2.13
Sittin' Sidewayz... With Skinny Friedman

On Nicki Minaj Vs. Peter Rosenberg and Hip-Hop's Patriarchy Problem

Even though it’s a great time to be a woman who raps, the hip-hop community still finds femininity alien, if not wildly threatening.
Skinny Friedman
5.31.13
Sittin' Sidewayz... With Skinny Friedman

A Quick Look Into Hip-Hop's Odd Antisemitic Streak

There's been a strange antisemitism renaissance in rap in the last couple of weeks. Though it's a reach to call this a "moment," there's definitely some tension about rappers being offensive right now.
Skinny Friedman
5.8.13
Sittin' Sidewayz... With Skinny Friedman

We Need More Nuance When Discussing Sexuality And Hip-Hop

Jason Collins' coming out was a great step forward for professional sports. What does it mean for hip-hop? And when will we have a clear grasp on the nuances of sexuality?
Skinny Friedman
5.3.13
Sittin' Sidewayz... With Skinny Friedman

Potential Kim Kardashian Responses To Ray J's "I Hit it First"

While Kim is off doing whatever it is rich attractive people do all day and more or less ignoring "I Hit It First," let's imagine if Kim was younger and really into Tumblr. How might she respond?
Skinny Friedman
4.9.13
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