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Monday, January 19 2009

Sen Dog: Diary of a Mad Dog

Legendary Cypress Hill veteran goes solo with bouncy beats and streetwise lingo.


Friday, November 14 2008

Will Obama’s victory force hip-hop to change its tune?


Sunday, November 2 2008

Ave.To: Three Way Intersection

A hip-hop record bolstered by a plethora of live instrumentation shouldn't be this forgettable, but there is real promise here that you don't have to try to hear.


Sunday, October 5 2008

Khia: Nasti Muzik

If there's an album that can mark a new era for women in hip-hop, this isn't the one.


Sunday, September 21 2008

The Nightmare and the Dream by Dax-Devlon Ross

Author Dax-Devlon Ross reminds us that the personal is -- still -- political. And music is terribly personal.


Tuesday, September 16 2008

KRS-One: Maximum Strength 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

Ise Lyfe: Prince Cometh

One small step for Ise Lyfe might one day mean one large leap for hip-hop.


Sunday, September 14 2008

The Streets: Everything Is Borrowed

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

Tanya Morgan: The Bridge EP

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

We Don’t Die, We Multiply: Hip-Hop Groups

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.


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Kool G. Rap: Half a Klip (Capsule Reviews) [2.Mar.08]
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Theory Hazit: Extra Credit (Reviews) [11.Oct.07]
Prince Ali: Curb Side Service (Capsule Reviews) [11.Oct.07]
Infinito 2017 & Unagi: You and Eye (Capsule Reviews) [5.Sep.07]
Aesop Rock: None Shall Pass (Reviews) [30.Aug.07]
Ariano: Music2BreakUp2 (Capsule Reviews) [21.Aug.07]
Talib Kweli: Ear Drum (Reviews) [21.Aug.07]
N.C. rapper on the rise (News) [17.Aug.07]
Potluck: Straight Outta Humboldt (Capsule Reviews) [6.Aug.07]
A-Plus: My Last Good Deed (Reviews) [2.Aug.07]
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T.I.: T.I. vs. T.I.P. (Reviews) [2.Jul.07]
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