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Thursday, December 3 2009

KRS-One & Buckshot: Survival Skills

Hip-hop luminaries deliver a tag team album with solid results, but could have reached deeper for something more valuable.


Sunday, November 29 2009

Del the Funky Homosapien & Tame One: Parallel Uni-verses

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

Why won’t rappers rap about marriage?

“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

Kosha Dillz: Beverly Dillz

East Coast Jewish MC embarks on West Coast vacation to record his solo debut.


Sunday, November 1 2009

Soulico: Exotic on the Speaker

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

Beastie Boys: Hello Nasty

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: Category F5

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

Verse-Chorus-Verse: An Interview with Meshell Ndegeocello

Artist/producer PC Muñoz mines for gems and grills the greats.


Sunday, October 11 2009

The Messengers

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

Jay-Z: The Journey of an Icon

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.


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The Black List: Vol. 2 (Reviews) [26.Feb.09]
Watching Rap (Features) [9.Feb.09]
Concert Overload (Columns) [2.Feb.09]
Sweatshop Union: Water Street (Capsule Reviews) [29.Jan.09]
Moka Only: Carrots and Eggs (Capsule Reviews) [28.Jan.09]
Sen Dog: Diary of a Mad Dog (Reviews) [19.Jan.09]
Ave.To: Three Way Intersection (Capsule Reviews) [2.Nov.08]
Khia: Nasti Muzik (Reviews) [5.Oct.08]
KRS-One: Maximum Strength 2008 (Reviews) [16.Sep.08]
Ise Lyfe: Prince Cometh (Reviews) [15.Sep.08]
Tanya Morgan: The Bridge EP (Capsule Reviews) [2.Sep.08]
Azeem: Air Cartoons (Reviews) [12.Aug.08]
Dame Grease: Goon Musik (Capsule Reviews) [3.Aug.08]
RZA as Bobby Digital: Digi Snacks (Reviews) [14.Jul.08]
Yes We Can Can (Columns) [4.Jun.08]
Foxy Brown: Brooklyn’s Don Diva (Reviews) [21.May.08]
Rocko: Self-Made (Reviews) [16.Apr.08]
ScholarMan: Soul Purpose (Reviews) [26.Mar.08]
Kool G. Rap: Half a Klip (Capsule Reviews) [2.Mar.08]
American Gangster (Reviews) [2.Nov.07]
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Theory Hazit: Extra Credit (Reviews) [11.Oct.07]
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