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.
Monday, July 11 2011
Lyrics aren't Jason Drake's forte, but his new beats are clever enough to provide a worthy listen.
Friday, July 8 2011
Seventy-four years young, Syl Johnson is as dynamic a performer as ever.
Sunday, May 22 2011
Throughout GOB, Dels's fearlessness comes through; he doesn't soften his words or his beats with easy hooks.
Thursday, May 19 2011
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
The most interesting tracks are the ones that reveal the shaping influences of American music itself.
"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
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 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
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.