Monday, May 16 2011
Originally titled Doggystyle II, the Doggumentary falls short of that lofty goal but does, somewhat surprisingly, succeed as Snoop's best full-length release since his seminal debut.
Thursday, May 12 2011
The RiverRun International Film Festival showcases a moving portrait of a man in his element, standing at the transformative intersection between hip-hop, education, and craft.
Wednesday, May 11 2011
Despite the tedious sensationalism surrounding its lyrical content, Goblin is a massive spoonful of marvellous hip-hop medicine, full of the most unnerving, hyperreal humour you may well ever hear.
Monday, May 9 2011
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 12 2011
Tuesday, April 5 2011
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
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
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
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
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.