Thursday, April 17 2014
They may not ever be able to achieve the dizzying heights of "Barbra Streisand", but Quack is more than worth the wait.
Although there are a few moments that lack the edge of his debut, Gravitas is a welcome return to form -- of sorts -- for Kweli.
Monday, March 31 2014
A haunting paean to one's home city.
Tuesday, March 25 2014
Blueprint's latest single, "Respect the Architect", makes a case for his place in the hip-hop pantheon. It's hard to argue with him when he drops lines like, "the rhyme is my funky drummer". Sublime.
Thursday, February 20 2014
Italy’s independent hip-hop scene has so far produced some of the brightest, most interesting artists on European shores.
Tuesday, January 14 2014
Clear Soul Forces put together a nostalgic and technically proficient album to establish themselves as one of the best up-and-coming rap groups around.
Friday, October 25 2013
An engaging hybrid of studio era Hollywood amusement and macho B-boy rebel theatrics.
Thursday, October 3 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?
Wednesday, September 11 2013
He played bass with Elvis & Ray Charles. Produced everyone from Joan Baez to Jimmy Buffett. Norbert Putnam is a living legend, and with the release of the deluxe edition of Elvis at Stax, Putnam shares tons of stories with PopMatters, all of them gems.
Thursday, September 5 2013
Stalley continues to progress as an artist and releases another great project. His laid-back style pairs with excellent production to create something special.