Wednesday, October 19 2011
As a complement to PopMatters' "Nevermind Nostalgia" retrospective on music in 1991, Sound Affects takes at look at a partial selection of the year's hip-hop highlights that lean more towards beats production than the era’s increasingly popular gangsta genre.
Monday, September 12 2011
Legendary MC lives on with yet another solid posthumous release.
Tuesday, March 8 2011
If video killed the radio star, some might argue that technology crippled the hip-hop mix masters. Crippled, maybe, but the deejay is not obsolete.
Thursday, August 14 2008
Reks' Grey Hairs treats us to a consistent, moody, and ultimately solid album that will be on constant repeat.
Sunday, May 4 2008
Guru gives us one idea at a time, like he's walking next to Big Bird, and Snuffleupagus is on next. Hip-hop for beginners.
Tuesday, October 2 2007
Given the absence of special features, and the free availability of virtually all the songs online, probably only hip-hop heads plagued by completist impulses will want to buy this DVD.
Monday, June 4 2007
Guru is a hip-hop legend. Jazzmatazz remains an informative and influential series. But the fourth volume in the collection? Not so much.