Monday, February 9 2009
Somewhat lost in the glamour of fame, money, and recognition that typifies hip-hop success is the fact that "all eyes on me" includes the police and the feds. Yet surveillance of rappers is very real, and the result is a strange case of artists hiding in public.
Monday, February 2 2009
Free-for-all shows are like a "cool" parent trying to be your friend, instead of your authority figure. While it seems like a good situation at first -- no curfew, no rules -- you realize, eventually, that what it really needs is some structure.
Thursday, January 29 2009
These are the words of the street, not those trying only to milk it for profit, and they will survive the collective's move from Vancouver to San Francisco.
Wednesday, January 28 2009
Moka Only, aka Mr. Prolific, never stops recording. And hopefully, if this album is any indication, he never will.
Tuesday, January 27 2009
For any influential group in the hip-hop game, specifically in the early 1990s, Motown's stamp of approval and its variety of subsidiaries were undeniably influential.
Tuesday, January 20 2009
Monday, January 19 2009
Legendary Cypress Hill veteran goes solo with bouncy beats and streetwise lingo.
Friday, November 14 2008
Sunday, November 2 2008
A hip-hop record bolstered by a plethora of live instrumentation shouldn't be this forgettable, but there is real promise here that you don't have to try to hear.
Sunday, October 5 2008
If there's an album that can mark a new era for women in hip-hop, this isn't the one.