Tuesday, June 8 2010
Pursuit Grooves (aka Vanese Smith) attempts to channel Badu-esque soul with after-hours electro. File Under: Music for Muscle Relaxants.
Monday, May 17 2010
Underrated in the annals of hip-hop cinema, Rusty Cundieff's Fear of a Black Hat is biting and unflinching, and forces hip-hop fans to stare soberly at the culture's flaws and to revisit their own reasons for loving the music.
Wednesday, April 14 2010
Hip-hop needs a women's movement ala Seneca Falls. The Declaration of Sentiments used the Declaration of Independence as its structural model (in hip-hop we call that "sampling").
Monday, March 29 2010
You may not want to fall in love with this 21st century siren, but chances are good that you will. That is, if you know what's good for ya.
Since Shahrukh Khan is showing Akon around Bollywood, imagine that awkward moment when the two are out on the town and they encounter the Fair and Handsome advertising chair, and Shahrukh Khan says to Akon, "I'd like you to meet my sponsor."
Tuesday, March 9 2010
The plucky Providence poet dodges the sophomore album slump with a poignant conscious hip-hop record, backed by huge beats from Alias.
Monday, February 15 2010
Longtime Wu-Tang Clan collaborator DJ/Producer Mathematics goes into the vaults and pulls out some choice cuts for remix and reinterpretations on this loosely formatted Wu-related release.
Monday, February 1 2010
Midwest, small-town rap Get your drunk on!