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Monday, May 9 2011

The Weeknd: House of Balloons

Mysterious R&B mixtape blows up into the stratosphere, sparking controversy and spontaneous house parties in equal measure. What's the line on the hottest record of the summer?


Tuesday, April 5 2011

Nate Dogg: Can’t Be Faded

Nate Dogg's contributions, and the workmanlike way in which he executed them, frequently garnered praise and commendations from his associates.


Tuesday, March 8 2011

Is There a DJ in the House?

If video killed the radio star, some might argue that technology crippled the hip-hop mix masters. Crippled, maybe, but the deejay is not obsolete.


Monday, March 7 2011

Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx: We’re New Here

The sly luxury of the xx's debut is present here, but it’s fortified by a full-bodied, slo-mo, nigh-on-backwards, skank.


Thursday, March 3 2011

Nicolas Jaar: Space Is Only Noise

Despite his frequent outings for someone who’s barely 20, nothing could have prepared Nicolas Jaar’s admirers or the general listening public for what he's done on Space Is Only Noise.


Thursday, February 17 2011

Ghostpoet: Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam

This is a crucial rap album that deals with, at least in part, the fall-out of the global markets and what that means to both the person on the street and the average suburban dweller.


Thursday, February 10 2011

Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em: The DeAndre Way

Believe it or not, Soulja Boy released a good album. Well, half of one anyway. It's a start.


Monday, February 7 2011

Kaigen21Meiso: Root Is the New Leaf

Superfast is the new quick. This duo parties in rapid fire with mixed results.


Thursday, February 3 2011

Walk This Way: The Commodification of Hip-Hop

Now here's a little story, we've got to tell, about the business of hip-hop, you know so well. It started way back in history, from Alexander Hamilton down to Jay-Z.


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The Messengers (Columns) [11.Oct.09]
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Kill The Record Labels (Reviews) [16.Aug.09]
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