Articles tagged gang starr, guru, dj premier

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.

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12 Sep 2011 // 9:57 PM

Big L: The Danger Zone

Legendary MC lives on with yet another solid posthumous release.

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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.

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14 Aug 2008 // 10:59 PM

Reks: Grey Hairs

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

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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.

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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.

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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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	Guru: Jazzmatazz, Vol. 3: Streetsoul

As one-half of the legendary Gang Starr, Guru has been working to maintain the lifeblood of hip-hop for over a decade. His “side project,” the

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Tibet House's 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert Celebrated Philip Glass' 80th

// Notes from the Road

"Philip Glass, the artistic director of the Tibet House benefits, celebrated his 80th birthday at this year's annual benefit with performances from Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Brittany Howard, Sufjan Stevens and more.

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