Wednesday, April 25 2007
Scholar's canny look at hip-hop's denigration of black women.
Tuesday, April 17 2007
The Twin Cities’ earnest, Muslim, albino rapper is back with his long-awaited follow-up to the critically acclaimed Shadows on the Sun, and he brought some baggage with him.
Monday, April 16 2007
Thursday, April 12 2007
Classic hip-hop sounds a lot different after you've filtered it through 1984, through the War in Iraq, through the Patriot Act.
Wednesday, April 11 2007
A genuinely new sound for a jazz trio -- swing plus hip-hop brings something powerfully new.
Monday, April 9 2007
Friday, April 6 2007
Thursday, April 5 2007
I'm not a music critic, but I play one on TV. And when I need a hot album to unwind to at the end of the day, I choose Thisish. Because this…is…the ish.
Tuesday, April 3 2007
The former hip-hop producer explains the evolution of his sound and his inability to be like Steven Tyler.