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Monday, November 14 2011

Grieves: Together/Apart

An interesting, solid hip-hop album. Don't let more quality go ignored, especially when it's already happening a lot this year.


Sunday, November 13 2011

Symbolic Weight & the Def Jam Aesthetic

A coffee table book about rap does not sound too "hardcore" or "gangsta", does it? Well, that's because it's not. What it just might be is sincere.


Thursday, November 3 2011

The Quest to Understand Tribe

This is supposed to be a documentary, not a fan letter. So how about some balance? It's big picture time when it comes to telling the story of hip-hop.


Friday, October 21 2011

Astronautalis Pushes Minneapolis Hip-Hop in Fresh Directions

Astronautalis's hip-hop meets electro-rock spectacle to provide the perfect soundtrack for the genre drifter in all of us.


Thursday, October 20 2011

Beta Hector: Sunbeam Insulin

Beta Hector is successful on Sunbeam Insulin in marrying diverse and seemingly contrarian styles of music together into an almost seamless blend of electronic pop.


Wale and Kid Cudi Offer Up Collaboration on “Focused”

Wale and Kid Cudi end their feud, as the two MCs collab on a new single for Wale's Ambition.


Tuesday, October 18 2011

Astronautalis: This Is Our Science

An inspiring release from a rap vagabond.


Monday, October 10 2011

Has-Lo: In Case I Don’t Make It

Has-Lo's latest may not brighten your day with its demeanor, but his abilities on the mic are certainly worth your attention.


Tuesday, September 27 2011

Game Brothas: How the West Was Won

Thumpin' tunes about, like, "hoes at the club"...and shit.


Thursday, September 22 2011

Quantic: The Best of Quantic

Never before has an anthology been so accurately named. This truly is the best of Quantic for both fans and newcomers alike.


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Eprhyme: Dopestylevsky (Reviews) [10.Aug.11]
Serengeti: Family & Friends (Reviews) [20.Jul.11]
Dels: GOB (Reviews) [22.May.11]
Atmosphere: The Family Sign (Reviews) [19.May.11]
Snoop Dogg: Doggumentary (Reviews) [16.May.11]
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]
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