Thursday, December 3 2009
Hip-hop luminaries deliver a tag team album with solid results, but could have reached deeper for something more valuable.
Sunday, November 29 2009
Two underground MCs from opposites sides of the States indulge themselves in a loose and hazy, drug-induced record full of strut and swagger.
Monday, November 16 2009
“He’s the most influential rapper in the world. If anyone can change young black men’s attitudes about marriage, all fingers point to Hov,” charges Jozen Cummings on The Root.com, a candy store for the politicized hip-hop junkie.
Thursday, November 12 2009
East Coast Jewish MC embarks on West Coast vacation to record his solo debut.
Sunday, November 1 2009
Deftly incorporates a multitude of rhythmic structures and vocal styles that are distinctly Middle Eastern, hip-hop, or, as the case may be, both.
Thursday, October 29 2009
If Hello Nasty seems less unusual than it did on its appearance in 1998, its inventiveness should not be overlooked.
Monday, October 26 2009
Twista can slice and dice words like a razor-sharp Ginsu knife. But F5 finds him getting twisted by the torque of his own tornado.
Sunday, October 18 2009
Artist/producer PC Muñoz mines for gems and grills the greats.
Sunday, October 11 2009
K'naan's The Messengers series is a trilogy of episodes designed to highlight the genius of Nigeria's Fela Kuti, Jamaica's Bob Marley, and the United States' Bob Dylan.
Monday, September 28 2009
We can debate this greatest rapper business from now until the end of time. Let's just say Jay-Z is the greatest hip-hop icon ever, and call it a day.