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Wednesday, October 19 2011

10 Standout Hip-Hop Tracks from 1991

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

Big L: The Danger Zone

Legendary MC lives on with yet another solid posthumous release.


Tuesday, March 8 2011

Is There a DJ in the House?

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

Reks' Grey Hairs treats us to a consistent, moody, and ultimately solid album that will be on constant repeat.


Sunday, May 4 2008

Guru: Best of Guru’s Jazzmatazz

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

Various Artists: Preserving Efforts: Classic Hip Hop Video Archive [DVD]

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: Gurus Jazzmatazz, Vol. 4

Guru is a hip-hop legend. Jazzmatazz remains an informative and influential series. But the fourth volume in the collection? Not so much.


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