Emanuel Wallace is a hip-hop enthusiast and photographer who in addition to PopMatters, also writes and contributes news stories to RapReviews, the Examiner and is an editorial intern at RESPECT. Magazine. He also is the staff photographer at Cleveland Scene Magazine and a contributing photographer at the Call & Post newspaper. He holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management and is currently completing a photography book documenting hip hop music in Columbus, Ohio. Find him on Twitter at @MannyWallace.
Sunday, November 17 2013
Ghostface Killah rose through the ranks of Wu-Tang Clan, paid his dues, and deserves his rightful place as the savior of the Wu-Tang regime.
Thursday, March 26 2015
True to its name, Vibes comes chock-full of different vibes for different situations.
Tuesday, December 10 2013
The rundown of classic albums from 1988 is astounding. 1988 also marked the debut of EPMD. Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith stepped into an arena already filled with other would-be greats and staked their own claim with Strictly Business.
Tuesday, October 29 2013
The Gemstar razor, baking soda, mason jar, dinner plate and cocaine never left the kitchen, and while it may seem that the brick isn't as pure as it could be, the end result is just as potent as it's ever been.
Tuesday, August 27 2013
At times, the forward sound of Age Against the Machine has the feel of a Gnarls Barkley album, but the content is anything but that. Through and through, the subject matter here makes it all but certain that this is a Goodie Mob album.
Tuesday, July 9 2013
The project is catchy and danceable and that's precisely what Weapons of Audio want.
Tuesday, May 14 2013
On Boogie Down Productions' "My Philosophy", rapper KRS-One was as lyrically poignant as he's ever been, delivering rhymes that are just as relevant today as they back in 1988.
Wednesday, July 20 2011
It's hard to fathom that the tune was released 20 years ago, but "Summertime" was and it likely will continue to be the quintessential summer jam for many years to come.
Thursday, July 7 2011
Marvin Sease will likely never be remembered as a big star, but he knew what worked for him and he mastered it. His fans have always loved and will continue to love him for that.