Sunday, July 17 2011
The way some of us disparage Southern rap, you'd think rappers like Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame had recorded a record dissing Kool G. Rap and Big Daddy Kane.
Thursday, July 15 2010
Langston Hughes’ proverbial California raisin in the sun exploded to a funky beat. I stared blankly past the familiar storefronts, into a world I could barely grasp. How civil a society was it that my daughter was about to join?
Wednesday, November 12 2008
Nelly takes a turn toward a more hard-edged sound and somehow manages to not completely destroy the aesthetic that's made him so famous.
Tuesday, September 16 2008
Sunday, December 4 2005
Nelly cuts the fat from last year's bloated double disc set, and somehow ends up with something almost as bad.
Monday, October 17 2005
Given the prison's largely nonwhite population, Paul's friendship with Caretaker (Chris Rock) is invaluable in assembling the team.
Saturday, May 28 2005
Sandler is resolutely unriled, whether abused by guards, the warden, or his own teammates, which makes him a decidedly peculiar action comedy hero.
Thursday, September 26 2002
As Erik puts it, he has 'business to take care of.' That business is hip-hop.