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.
Like the Man Says, When the Face Got Revealed, Game Got Real | 17 Nov 2013 // 8:20 PM
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.
Theophilus London: Vibes | 26 Mar 2015 // 8:01 PM
True to its name, Vibes comes chock-full of different vibes for different situations.
EPMD: Strictly Business (25th Anniversary Edition) | 10 Dec 2013 // 8:03 PM
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.
"My Philosophy" Is Still Fresh After 25 Years | 14 May 2013 // 2:00 AM
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.
20 Years of "Summertime" (video) | 20 Jul 2011 // 3:30 AM
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.