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Thursday, September 20 2007

Lotus Tribe Presents S.E.L.F.: The Art & War of Misanthropic Philanthropy

The recipe looks good, the ingredients are all there, but it still doesn't taste quite right. What's up with that?


Tuesday, September 18 2007

“Not Because I’m Conscious”: An Interview with Talib Kweli

The rapper says, "I just try to write songs," but he's tackling difficult subjects while trying to launch a business.


Monday, September 10 2007

Showdown between 50 Cent and Kanye West is no contest


Thursday, September 6 2007

Serengeti & Polyphonic: Dont Give Up

Waltzing electronic hip-hop fusion in all its glory.


Wednesday, September 5 2007

Infinito 2017 & Unagi: You and Eye

Excellent hip-hop that merges a California beat technician with an Illinois lyricist. Brevity is its only flaw.


Thursday, August 30 2007

Aesop Rock: None Shall Pass

With Bazooka Tooth retired (or dead?), Ian Matthias Bavitz, now in his 30s, wonders what to do with Aesop Rock?


Tuesday, August 21 2007

Ariano: Music2BreakUp2

Warning: This is not a Valentine's Day album. This is about (some of) the ups and (most of) the downs of romance.


Talib Kweli: Ear Drum

Hip-hop's "Flow Captain" returns with another artistic statement that almost hits the mark.


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]
Common: Finding Forever (Reviews) [29.Jul.07]
T.I.: T.I. vs. T.I.P. (Reviews) [2.Jul.07]
Phat Kat: Carte Blanche (Reviews) [14.Jun.07]
Dizzee Rascal: Maths & English (Reviews) [12.Jun.07]
Talib Kweli (Reviews) [30.May.07]
Brother Ali: The Undisputed Truth (Reviews) [17.Apr.07]
El-P: Ill Sleep When Youre Dead (Reviews) [12.Apr.07]
Robert Glasper: In My Element (Reviews) [11.Apr.07]
Rjd2: The Third Hand (Reviews) [8.Mar.07]
She Ain’t No Joke (Features) [11.Sep.03]
Slim Shady, Network Engineer (Features) [1.Mar.01]
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