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Monday, July 29 2013

The Polymorphous Questlove Shape Shifts Into a Memoirist with ‘Mo’ Meta Blues’

Mo' Meta Blues is everything you’d expect from a book Questlove would write: smart, funny, and infused with structural twists on the norm, with dashes of insight and perspective on the ever-evolving state of hip-hop.


Wednesday, May 15 2013

Bibio: Silver Wilkinson

Eclectic producer Stephen Wilkinson's seventh studio album is a richly textured, often pretty, but strangely detached effort.


Monday, April 20 2009

Finale: A Pipedream and a Promise

Finale is not messing around on his debut, a fiery blend of introspection and braggadocio that never slows down.


Monday, March 30 2009

Various Artists: Dillanthology Vol. 1

Although it offers nothing new, this is a fine introductory piece for new or unacquainted J Dilla listeners.


Tuesday, March 24 2009

DOOM: Born Like This

The masked villain returns from a controversial hiatus with a satisfying and flawed album that bores or delights based on your mood.


Thursday, March 12 2009

Hip-Hop Hooray: Tributes in Rhyme

Forget the beef, let's talk about honoring our hip-hop icons. Perhaps the best way to pay homage to hip-hoppers is to let them speak in their own words.


Tuesday, January 27 2009

These Are the Breaks: The Motown Sound’s Influence on Hip-Hop Sampling

For any influential group in the hip-hop game, specifically in the early 1990s, Motown's stamp of approval and its variety of subsidiaries were undeniably influential.


Wednesday, December 10 2008

Q-Tip: The Rennaisance

Logical thought could have safely concluded on November 3rd that yes, Barack Obama would be elected President, and yes, the new Q-Tip album would be good.


Monday, July 30 2007

Moka Only: Vermilion

Ask Moka Only, and he'll tell you that this is the album he "wanted" to make.


Thursday, June 14 2007

Phat Kat: Carte Blanche

Lyrics, beats, or delivery? Well, I'd like to have them all, but we don't always get what we want.


Birdmonster, Kate Havnevik, J Dilla… (Mixed Media) [30.Mar.07]
J Dilla: The Shining (Reviews) [25.Aug.06]
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