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Friday, December 12 2014

Counterbalance: Kanye West’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’

No one man should have all that power. The 97th most acclaimed album of all time is living in that 21st century, doing something mean to it. Counterbalance has a listen.


The Best Hip-Hop of 2014

This year's push of stylistic diversity, craft, and experimentation adds fuel to hip-hop's movement into the future.


Friday, December 5 2014

Stalley: Ohio

Stalley serves up more intelligent trunk music on his major-label debut.


Friday, November 14 2014

Big K.R.I.T.: Cadillactica

Big K.R.I.T.'s second major label debut continues his reign of dominance as he claims the role as "King of the South".


Wednesday, November 12 2014

Run the Jewels: Run the Jewels 2

A bluesy howl of addictive beats, political fury, and hypnotic technique, the sequel to Run the Jewels' triumphant debut bests the original in every way.


Monday, November 10 2014

Azealia Banks: Broke With Expensive Taste

After endless delays, the New York rapper finally drops her first album, a postmodern pop epic that aims to make an impression rather than please.


T.I.: Paperwork

Paperwork is an album that doesn't have to be long to be expansive, but it's stuffed full of songs anyway. If you sift through them, you'll find some great moments, though, ones that suggest T.I.'s best days may not all be behind him.


Friday, November 7 2014

Epic - ‘#OPRAH’ (album stream) (Premiere)

On his first solo release, Epic (from the Chicago hip-hop maestros BBU) obliterates the boundary between personal and political.


Wednesday, November 5 2014

“Hurry Up With My Damn Croissants!”: The 15 Best Kanye West Lyrics

Ten years after Kanye West's first album, The College Dropout, we count down the rapper's top lyrics.


Tuesday, November 4 2014

Matt Brevner: Eclectricity

This album shows that Canadian hip-hop is certainly eye-opening and something to take seriously.


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