Sunday, September 14 2008
Happy and healthy aren't really adjectives normally associated with Mike Skinner's output as the Streets thus far, and perhaps that's enough to make Everything Is Borrowed worth a listen.
Tuesday, September 2 2008
Is it possible that hip-hop's best female emcee is: (a) fictional, and (b) not a woman but really a crew of three male emcees?
Tuesday, August 26 2008
Tuesday, August 19 2008
Group identification creates interesting scenarios within hip-hop culture, from the formation and maintenance of group identity to the difficulties of promoting the lyrical skills of a group's various members.
Thursday, August 14 2008
In a market dominated by criminal sociopaths, this Somali-Canadian refugee rapper took the road less traveled.
Tuesday, August 12 2008
Experiments are good for hip-hop. Sometimes the success is in the attempt.
Sunday, August 3 2008
The solo debut from DMX's beatsmith ends up being messy rather than dirty.
Thursday, July 3 2008
Wednesday, June 4 2008
The recent "censure" of The Boondocks demonstrates the difficulty art faces in raising a critical converation in a corporate setting. Considering hip-hop's deep embedding into corporate culture, how can radical change happen?
Wednesday, May 21 2008
The good news? Foxy Brown is back! The not-so-good news? The homecoming party isn't as hot as it should be.