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Thursday, November 3 2011

The Quest to Understand Tribe

This is supposed to be a documentary, not a fan letter. So how about some balance? It's big picture time when it comes to telling the story of hip-hop.


Wednesday, November 2 2011

‘Maxwell Street Blues’ Is a Toe-Tapping Time Capsule

Viewing Maxwell Street Blues paradoxically stirs simultaneous emotions of melancholy and elation. Much like what happens when singing the blues.


Monday, October 31 2011

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or Shame?

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recently announced its 15 nominees for its 2012 induction class. Once again, that means the blogosphere is abuzz with complaints about the Hall's irrelevancy. Are they legitimate?


Friday, October 21 2011

Astronautalis Pushes Minneapolis Hip-Hop in Fresh Directions

Astronautalis's hip-hop meets electro-rock spectacle to provide the perfect soundtrack for the genre drifter in all of us.


Thursday, October 20 2011

Beta Hector: Sunbeam Insulin

Beta Hector is successful on Sunbeam Insulin in marrying diverse and seemingly contrarian styles of music together into an almost seamless blend of electronic pop.


Wale and Kid Cudi Offer Up Collaboration on “Focused”

Wale and Kid Cudi end their feud, as the two MCs collab on a new single for Wale's Ambition.


Tuesday, October 18 2011

Astronautalis: This Is Our Science

An inspiring release from a rap vagabond.


Monday, October 10 2011

Has-Lo: In Case I Don’t Make It

Has-Lo's latest may not brighten your day with its demeanor, but his abilities on the mic are certainly worth your attention.


Tuesday, September 27 2011

Game Brothas: How the West Was Won

Thumpin' tunes about, like, "hoes at the club"...and shit.


Thursday, September 22 2011

Quantic: The Best of Quantic

Never before has an anthology been so accurately named. This truly is the best of Quantic for both fans and newcomers alike.


DJ Khaled: We the Best Forever (Reviews) [22.Aug.11]
My Favorite Aaliyah Things (Columns) [14.Aug.11]
Eprhyme: Dopestylevsky (Reviews) [10.Aug.11]
Serengeti: Family & Friends (Reviews) [20.Jul.11]
Syl Johnson: 24 June 2011 - Brooklyn (Notes from the Road) [8.Jul.11]
Dels: GOB (Reviews) [22.May.11]
Atmosphere: The Family Sign (Reviews) [19.May.11]
Snoop Dogg: Doggumentary (Reviews) [16.May.11]
Tyler, The Creator: Goblin (Reviews) [11.May.11]
Shipbuilding Co.: Radios and Flying Birds (Capsule Reviews) [10.May.11]
The Weeknd: House of Balloons (Reviews) [9.May.11]
Jessie J: Who You Are (Reviews) [19.Apr.11]
Wye Oak: 7 April 2011 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [13.Apr.11]
Nate Dogg: Can’t Be Faded (Columns) [5.Apr.11]
Kickstart the Presses (Columns) [4.Apr.11]
Mary Mary: Something Big (Reviews) [29.Mar.11]
Girl Talk: 6 March 2011 - Chicago (Reviews) [15.Mar.11]
Is There a DJ in the House? (Columns) [8.Mar.11]
Donell Jones: Lyrics (Reviews) [6.Mar.11]
Kaigen21Meiso: Root Is the New Leaf (Capsule Reviews) [7.Feb.11]
Shunda K: I Am Da Best (Capsule Reviews) [2.Feb.11]
The Spares: Everything Is Easy (Capsule Reviews) [19.Jan.11]
Deciphering the Jay-Z Code (Columns) [3.Jan.11]
Jónsi: 3 November 2010 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [11.Nov.10]
Calvin Richardson: America’s Most Wanted (Capsule Reviews) [1.Nov.10]
X Japan: 6 October 2010 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [18.Oct.10]
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