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Wednesday, April 1 2015

Action Bronson: Mr. Wonderful

Action Bronson takes the best ingredients of his acclaimed mixtapes, buffs them up with tighter production values and greater artistic focus, and produces his strongest statement yet.


Wednesday, March 25 2015

Earl Sweatshirt: I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside

Earl Sweatshirt leaves shock horror behind and finds something much better on his brilliant third album.


Tuesday, March 24 2015

BadBadNotGood and Ghostface Killah: Sour Soul

Does every album have to be a classic? Minor pleasures are still pleasures, at the end of the day.


Monday, March 23 2015

Fundraiser Concert: A Chat with Aesop Rock and Rob Sonic

Aesop Rock and Rob Sonic's Hail Mary Mallon project is one of indie-rap's best kept secrets, but nothing compares to Rob's knowledge of Conway Twitty albums.


Friday, March 20 2015

Counterbalance: The Streets’ ‘Original Pirate Material’

Geezers need excitement. If their lives don't provide them this they incite violence. Common sense. Simple common sense. So here's the very exciting UK hip-hop debut of the Streets. An early aughts phenomenon is this week's Counterbalance.


Friday, March 13 2015

Heems: Eat Pray Thug

Heems, having broken away from rap group Das Racist, tackles politics, race and romance on his disparate yet ultimately compelling first solo album.


Wednesday, March 4 2015

An Echo From the Ghetto: An Interview With Rapper Luca Brazi

Spitting poems from England's ghettos, British rapper Luca Brazi presents a more sombre and thoughtful approach to hip-hop.


Monday, March 2 2015

Doomtree: All Hands

For all the lip-service they pay cooperation, Doomtree's members fight against nobody so much as each other on this dilute offering.


Thursday, February 26 2015

Drake: If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

At the peak of his game, Drake has begun to embrace the darker sides of success.


Monday, February 16 2015

Rorschack and T.O.N.E-z - “Bar Tab” (video) (Premiere)

Hip-hop and EDM meet in the new collaborative album by T.O.N.E-z and Rorschack, Handcuffs.


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Stalley: Ohio (Reviews) [5.Dec.14]
Big K.R.I.T.: Cadillactica (Reviews) [14.Nov.14]
Run the Jewels: Run the Jewels 2 (Reviews) [12.Nov.14]
T.I.: Paperwork (Reviews) [10.Nov.14]
Matt Brevner: Eclectricity (Reviews) [4.Nov.14]
Kypski: Wreck Fader (Capsule Reviews) [27.Oct.14]
Tre Mission: Stigmata (Reviews) [24.Oct.14]
Guilty Simpson: The Simpson Tape (Reviews) [20.Oct.14]
Beats, Rhymes and Jihad (Columns) [7.Oct.14]
Flying Lotus: You’re Dead! (Reviews) [6.Oct.14]
Chuck D: The Black in Man (Reviews) [6.Oct.14]
MC Frontalot: Question Bedtime (Capsule Reviews) [2.Oct.14]
Hudson Mohawke: Chimes EP (Capsule Reviews) [29.Sep.14]
BADBADNOTGOOD: III (Reviews) [13.May.14]
Duck Sauce: Quack (Reviews) [17.Apr.14]
Talib Kweli: Gravitas (Reviews) [17.Apr.14]
Clear Soul Forces: Gold PP7’s (Reviews) [14.Jan.14]
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