Tuesday, June 5 2012
At a recent gig at the Sound Academy in Toronto, perennial PopMatters fave Talib Kweli debuted a new song in tribute to the Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch, who recently passed away. Word is, his sixth album Prisoner of Conscious will be on the way this year, but no release date has been announced yet. We are eagerly awaiting it.
Friday, July 1 2011
A chilled out, inaugural summer evening in the park was led by Talib Kweli.
Wednesday, November 17 2010
What do William Wordsworth, Robert Frost, Ice Cube, and Ghostface Killah have in common? Finally, they all appear in anthologies.
Tuesday, May 18 2010
Thursday, December 3 2009
Hip-hop luminaries deliver a tag team album with solid results, but could have reached deeper for something more valuable.
Tuesday, February 10 2009
Save your money for an actual Talib Kweli concert. You'll be glad that you did.
Sunday, February 1 2009
As often as it seems like Madlib might be a genius, there are records like this that prove true the old adage of "quality versus quantity".
Thursday, December 18 2008
PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2008, highlighted by the return of British trip-hop legends and some infectious American indie rock by way of the Cascade Mountains.
Thursday, December 11 2008
A return to the mic nine years in the making, a hip-hop supergroup of sorts, and Tom Waits beatboxing: this year's top-shelf hip-hop is equal parts anticipation, teamwork, and wha?!