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Wednesday, September 21 2011

Watch the Discourse: Luxury Rap, Success and Self-Absorption

The value of a release as large as Watch the Throne is that it goes beyond the gargantuan personalities involved or even the monster show dates designed to promote it. Part of the value is the discussion it generates.


Monday, August 22 2011

DJ Khaled: We the Best Forever

After a four year descent into superbly corny singles and disarmingly awful album cuts, DJ Khaled returns with a sequel to his best known and best received effort.


Wednesday, August 10 2011

Eprhyme: Dopestylevsky

Eprhyme has potential, but he rarely gets around to talking about anything other than himself.


Wednesday, July 20 2011

Serengeti: Family & Friends

Looking for listening pleasure in all the wrong downloads? Try Serengeti's witty and detailed narration. This is matchmaking, hip-hop style.


Sunday, July 17 2011

The Hate for Southern Hip-Hop: Why So Serious?

The way some of us disparage Southern rap, you'd think rappers like Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame had recorded a record dissing Kool G. Rap and Big Daddy Kane.


Monday, July 11 2011

Cassettes Won’t Listen: Evinspacey

Lyrics aren't Jason Drake's forte, but his new beats are clever enough to provide a worthy listen.


Sunday, May 22 2011

Dels: GOB

Throughout GOB, Dels's fearlessness comes through; he doesn't soften his words or his beats with easy hooks.


Thursday, May 19 2011

Atmosphere: The Family Sign

With Atmosphere, it’s what we’ve grown accustomed to: riding the highs and lows of emotion like a solitary alcohol binge.


Tuesday, May 17 2011

Socalled - “Sleepover” (MP3 / video)

"Sleepover" is a wacky, hip-hop mash-up with Klezmer accordions and lyrics that seem to poke fun at rap's obsession with "booty". Sleepover releases today in digital form.


Monday, May 16 2011

Snoop Dogg: Doggumentary

Originally titled Doggystyle II, the Doggumentary falls short of that lofty goal but does, somewhat surprisingly, succeed as Snoop's best full-length release since his seminal debut.


Tyler, The Creator: Goblin (Reviews) [11.May.11]
The Weeknd: House of Balloons (Reviews) [9.May.11]
Nate Dogg: Can’t Be Faded (Columns) [5.Apr.11]
Is There a DJ in the House? (Columns) [8.Mar.11]
Kaigen21Meiso: Root Is the New Leaf (Capsule Reviews) [7.Feb.11]
Shunda K: I Am Da Best (Capsule Reviews) [2.Feb.11]
Deciphering the Jay-Z Code (Columns) [3.Jan.11]
Bei Maejor: Upside Down (Capsule Reviews) [14.Oct.10]
¡Mayday!: Stuck on an Island (Reviews) [13.Oct.10]
Various Artists: Ninja Tune XX (Reviews) [19.Sep.10]
Idris Goodwin: Break Beat Poems (Capsule Reviews) [15.Jun.10]
Amp Live: Murder at the Discotech (Reviews) [14.Jun.10]
Fear of a Rap Parody (Columns) [17.May.10]
Coolzey: The Honey (Capsule Reviews) [1.Feb.10]
Why won’t rappers rap about marriage? (Sources Say) [16.Nov.09]
Kosha Dillz: Beverly Dillz (Capsule Reviews) [12.Nov.09]
Beastie Boys: Hello Nasty (Reviews) [29.Oct.09]
Twista: Category F5 (Reviews) [26.Oct.09]
The Messengers (Columns) [11.Oct.09]
Jay-Z: The Journey of an Icon (Columns) [28.Sep.09]
Robert Glasper Loves the Groove (Features) [27.Aug.09]
Kill The Record Labels (Reviews) [16.Aug.09]
Potluck: Pipe Dreams (Capsule Reviews) [11.Jun.09]
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