Sunday, September 21 2008
Author Dax-Devlon Ross reminds us that the personal is -- still -- political. And music is terribly personal.
Tuesday, September 16 2008
Maybe surprises are overrated. You can probably guess KRS-One's subject matter before he delivers it, but his overall consistency is enviable.
Monday, September 15 2008
One small step for Ise Lyfe might one day mean one large leap for hip-hop.
Sunday, September 14 2008
Happy and healthy aren't really adjectives normally associated with Mike Skinner's output as the Streets thus far, and perhaps that's enough to make Everything Is Borrowed worth a listen.
Tuesday, September 2 2008
Is it possible that hip-hop's best female emcee is: (a) fictional, and (b) not a woman but really a crew of three male emcees?
Tuesday, August 19 2008
Group identification creates interesting scenarios within hip-hop culture, from the formation and maintenance of group identity to the difficulties of promoting the lyrical skills of a group's various members.
Thursday, August 14 2008
In a market dominated by criminal sociopaths, this Somali-Canadian refugee rapper took the road less traveled.
Tuesday, August 12 2008
Experiments are good for hip-hop. Sometimes the success is in the attempt.
Sunday, August 3 2008
The solo debut from DMX's beatsmith ends up being messy rather than dirty.
Wednesday, June 4 2008
The recent "censure" of The Boondocks demonstrates the difficulty art faces in raising a critical converation in a corporate setting. Considering hip-hop's deep embedding into corporate culture, how can radical change happen?