David Amidon has been writing for PopMatters since 2009, focusing on hip-hop, R&B and pop. He also manages Run That Shit on RateYourMusic.com, a collection of lists and rankings of over 1,000 reviewed hip-hop albums created mostly to be helpful and/or instigating. You can reach him on Twitter at @Nodima.
Wednesday, November 20 2013
Braids drop the guitars, get a little house-y and cut another great compilation of indie rock trends.
Tuesday, November 19 2013
Two decades long, Andre Nickatina's career appears to be little more than a victory lap gone too long at this point.
Monday, November 11 2013
Arriving sooner than anyone expected, #METIME improves on the 2 Chainz experience in almost every way while delivering exactly what fans have come to expect.
Wednesday, October 2 2013
Drake and studiomate Noah Shebib's Nothing Was the Same is, much like Take Care before it, a gorgeous record. But is it as good?
Thursday, August 15 2013
It's a shame Murs couldn't instantly regrow his dreads in time for this intriguing but ultimately unimaginative collaboration with Bad Brains' Darryl Jenifer and Ego Trip's Sacha Jenkins about race and stereotypes.
Thursday, October 20 2011
In promotion of his recently released third album, Life Teachings, VP Records offers up a video to shed some light on exactly what I-Wayne means to his home country of Jamaica.
Monday, October 10 2011
If anyone in the neo soul/future R&B scene is holding Prince's ideals closest to their vest it's Rahsaan Patterson.