Thursday, April 17 2014
They may not ever be able to achieve the dizzying heights of "Barbra Streisand", but Quack is more than worth the wait.
Although there are a few moments that lack the edge of his debut, Gravitas is a welcome return to form -- of sorts -- for Kweli.
Tuesday, April 15 2014
With his rendition of "Tennessee Waltz" for his 1964 Copacabana shows, Sam Cooke proceeded to do the impossible: he made the waltz swing.
Monday, March 31 2014
A haunting paean to one's home city.
Tuesday, March 25 2014
Blueprint's latest single, "Respect the Architect", makes a case for his place in the hip-hop pantheon. It's hard to argue with him when he drops lines like, "the rhyme is my funky drummer". Sublime.
Thursday, February 20 2014
Italy’s independent hip-hop scene has so far produced some of the brightest, most interesting artists on European shores.
Friday, February 14 2014
Having beaten cancer, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings returned to the stage in NYC for a performance that was as invigorating as it was electrifying.
Tuesday, January 14 2014
Clear Soul Forces put together a nostalgic and technically proficient album to establish themselves as one of the best up-and-coming rap groups around.
Monday, October 28 2013
The best new soul singer in a good long while has emerged from the Yorkshire Dales. Get ready. It's John Newman's world, we just live in it.
Friday, October 25 2013
An engaging hybrid of studio era Hollywood amusement and macho B-boy rebel theatrics.