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Sunday, July 17 2011

The Hate for Southern Hip-Hop: Why So Serious?

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.


Monday, July 11 2011

Cassettes Won’t Listen: Evinspacey

Lyrics aren't Jason Drake's forte, but his new beats are clever enough to provide a worthy listen.


Friday, July 8 2011

Syl Johnson: 24 June 2011 - Brooklyn

Seventy-four years young, Syl Johnson is as dynamic a performer as ever.


Sunday, May 22 2011

Dels: GOB

Throughout GOB, Dels's fearlessness comes through; he doesn't soften his words or his beats with easy hooks.


Thursday, May 19 2011

Atmosphere: The Family Sign

With Atmosphere, it’s what we’ve grown accustomed to: riding the highs and lows of emotion like a solitary alcohol binge.


Tuesday, May 17 2011

Various Artists: Folk Songs of Illinois #4: Chicago Since 1945

The most interesting tracks are the ones that reveal the shaping influences of American music itself.


Socalled - “Sleepover” (MP3 / video)

"Sleepover" is a wacky, hip-hop mash-up with Klezmer accordions and lyrics that seem to poke fun at rap's obsession with "booty". Sleepover releases today in digital form.


Monday, May 16 2011

Snoop Dogg: Doggumentary

Originally titled Doggystyle II, the Doggumentary falls short of that lofty goal but does, somewhat surprisingly, succeed as Snoop's best full-length release since his seminal debut.


Thursday, May 12 2011

The Wonder Year: Inspiring Soul with 9th Wonder

The RiverRun International Film Festival showcases a moving portrait of a man in his element, standing at the transformative intersection between hip-hop, education, and craft.


Wednesday, May 11 2011

Tyler, The Creator: Goblin

Despite the tedious sensationalism surrounding its lyrical content, Goblin is a massive spoonful of marvellous hip-hop medicine, full of the most unnerving, hyperreal humour you may well ever hear.


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]
Bei Maejor: Upside Down (Capsule Reviews) [14.Oct.10]
The National: 26 September 2010 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [14.Oct.10]
¡Mayday!: Stuck on an Island (Reviews) [13.Oct.10]
Exploring Chicago: ‘Chicago X’ (Sound Affects) [8.Oct.10]
Various Artists: Ninja Tune XX (Reviews) [19.Sep.10]
Exploring Chicago: ‘Chicago VII’ (Sound Affects) [17.Sep.10]
Angel Eyes: Midwestern (Capsule Reviews) [15.Sep.10]
Warped Tour: 31 September 2010 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [14.Sep.10]
Honda Civic Tour: 18 August 2010 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [7.Sep.10]
Idris Goodwin: Break Beat Poems (Capsule Reviews) [15.Jun.10]
Kings of Convenience: 10 June 2010 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [15.Jun.10]
Amp Live: Murder at the Discotech (Reviews) [14.Jun.10]
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