Tuesday, January 6 2009
The Wu-Tang Clan’s most consistent member looks back at a magical solo career on this fun yet uneven collection of hits, remixes and rarities.
Friday, November 14 2008
Sunday, November 2 2008
A hip-hop record bolstered by a plethora of live instrumentation shouldn't be this forgettable, but there is real promise here that you don't have to try to hear.
Sunday, October 5 2008
If there's an album that can mark a new era for women in hip-hop, this isn't the one.
Sunday, September 21 2008
Author Dax-Devlon Ross reminds us that the personal is -- still -- political. And music is terribly personal.
Tuesday, September 16 2008
Maybe surprises are overrated. You can probably guess KRS-One's subject matter before he delivers it, but his overall consistency is enviable.
Monday, September 15 2008
One small step for Ise Lyfe might one day mean one large leap for hip-hop.
Sunday, September 14 2008
Happy and healthy aren't really adjectives normally associated with Mike Skinner's output as the Streets thus far, and perhaps that's enough to make Everything Is Borrowed worth a listen.
Tuesday, September 2 2008
Is it possible that hip-hop's best female emcee is: (a) fictional, and (b) not a woman but really a crew of three male emcees?
Tuesday, August 19 2008
Group identification creates interesting scenarios within hip-hop culture, from the formation and maintenance of group identity to the difficulties of promoting the lyrical skills of a group's various members.