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Emanuel Wallace
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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 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.


Features

Sunday, November 17 2013

Like the Man Says, When the Face Got Revealed, Game Got Real

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.


Reviews

Tuesday, December 10 2013

EPMD: Strictly Business (25th Anniversary Edition)

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

Pusha T: My Name Is My Name

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

Goodie Mob: Age Against the Machine

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

Weapons of Audio: Girl Crazy

The project is catchy and danceable and that's precisely what Weapons of Audio want.


Tuesday, July 2 2013

Dana Coppafeel & Speak Easy: Dana Coppafeel & Speak Easy

Hailing from a town that's more famous for its breweries than rap music, Dana Coppafeel and Speak Easy are out to change that.


Blogs

Tuesday, May 14 2013

"My Philosophy" Is Still Fresh After 25 Years

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

20 Years of "Summertime" (video)

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

Sease & Desist: The Soulfully Outrageous Sound of Marvin Sease

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.


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