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Thursday, August 29 2013

Dreadbeat: Italian Rapper Luche’s “Chi Non Dimentica”

Italian rapper Luche ratchets up the dread on the martial beats of "Chi Non Dimentica".


Friday, August 16 2013

Persian Rapper Erfan Goes Electro on “Bayad”

Iran's top rapper aims his lyrical barbs at his country's second-rate MCs -- and does it with style.


Thursday, August 15 2013

In a Funk: Nemi’s “Quello Che Mi Resta”

Italy's young upstart offers up a smooth, funk-infused groove on "Quello Che Mi Resta", a pensive hip-hop number that strolls rather than swaggers.


Monday, August 5 2013

Istanbul Calling: Hip-Hop in the Melting Pot

At once ancient and modern, Istanbul, one of the world's most eclectic and evolving cities, adds yet another element into its cultural melting pot: hip-hop, a music and subculture that has impassioned many Turks -- and infuriated others.


Sunday, July 14 2013

J. Cole: Born Sinner

J. Cole delivers with an impressive second album.


Thursday, June 27 2013

Kanye West: Yeezus (take two)

Yeezus will be brilliant to some, terrible to others. The truth lies somewhere in between.


Monday, June 24 2013

Wale: The Gifted

The Gifted proves to be an extraordinary ‘gift’ to any hip-hop collection.


Wednesday, June 19 2013

Chance the Rapper: Acid Rap

On his second mixtape Chicago's Chance the Rapper takes us on a psychedelic journey that's as ambitious as it is appealing.


Tuesday, June 11 2013

Rahdan & Buğra Milat feat. Kerim Erduran - “Yatsı Vakti” (video)

Three Turkish rappers take aim with a polemically-charged and a socially-conscious number.


Monday, May 20 2013

Tree - “The King” (MP3/stream)

Chicago rapper/producer Tree flips a sample of the Elvis classic "Can't Help Falling in Love" and makes the track his own with his gruff, elastic vocal delivery and alternately tough and clever lyricism.


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