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Tuesday, August 27 2013

Goodie Mob: Age Against the Machine

At times, the forward sound of Age Against the Machine has the feel of a Gnarls Barkley album, but the content is anything but that. Through and through, the subject matter here makes it all but certain that this is a Goodie Mob album.


Monday, August 26 2013

A$AP Ferg: Trap Lord

An exciting debut album, although perhaps it would more aptly be named Trap Prince, as opposed to Trap Lord.


Friday, August 16 2013

Persian Rapper Erfan Goes Electro on “Bayad”

Iran's top rapper aims his lyrical barbs at his country's second-rate MCs -- and does it with style.


Thursday, August 15 2013

In a Funk: Nemi’s “Quello Che Mi Resta”

Italy's young upstart offers up a smooth, funk-infused groove on "Quello Che Mi Resta", a pensive hip-hop number that strolls rather than swaggers.


Tuesday, August 6 2013

Prodigy x Alchemist: Albert Einstein

While the relationship between Prodigy and Alchemist has been going steadily since the '90s, it’s far from stale. Both artists have evolved their styles over the years and as a result Albert Einstein is fresh rather than sounding stuck in another era.


Monday, August 5 2013

Istanbul Calling: Hip-Hop in the Melting Pot

At once ancient and modern, Istanbul, one of the world's most eclectic and evolving cities, adds yet another element into its cultural melting pot: hip-hop, a music and subculture that has impassioned many Turks -- and infuriated others.


Sunday, August 4 2013

Freddie Gibbs: ESGN

After freeing himself of any obligation to Young Jeezy's CTE imprint, the Internet's gangster-rap messiah turns to the increasingly indie iTunes to maintain his role as the man who would be king.


Sunday, July 28 2013

Robin Thicke: Blurred Lines

Robin Thicke delves into '70s funk and controversy.


Sunday, July 14 2013

Mayer Hawthorne: Where Does This Door Go

Even with the thematic of sex being awkward and mean-spirited, the LP is a joy to listen to and fans of Steely Dan will find much to admire here.


J. Cole: Born Sinner

J. Cole delivers with an impressive second album.


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