Tuesday, July 8 2014
You can stream "Gotchoo" by the the Birmingham, Alabama hip-hop outfit the Green Seed, exclusively on PopMatters.
Friday, June 27 2014
I can feel this week's album's energy from two planets away. I got my drink, I got my music, I will share it, but today I'm yelling. Yelling about a 2012 hip-hop breakthrough and the subject of this week's Counterbalance, that is.
Monday, June 23 2014
The record industry makes huge efforts to reissue rock CDs, but nowhere near as much effort for hip-hop CDs.
Friday, June 20 2014
It may surprise someone who has never listened to the Roots before, but for anyone else this will be slightly troubling.
Tuesday, May 13 2014
There’s a lot going on with III, which makes it ultimately worthy of your time.
Monday, April 28 2014
The beats jump back and forth between great and subpar, but Monch's lines are as great as ever.
Thursday, April 17 2014
They may not ever be able to achieve the dizzying heights of "Barbra Streisand", but Quack is more than worth the wait.
Although there are a few moments that lack the edge of his debut, Gravitas is a welcome return to form -- of sorts -- for Kweli.
Monday, March 31 2014
A haunting paean to one's home city.
Tuesday, March 25 2014
Blueprint's latest single, "Respect the Architect", makes a case for his place in the hip-hop pantheon. It's hard to argue with him when he drops lines like, "the rhyme is my funky drummer". Sublime.