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Wednesday, February 8 2012

“Don’t Let Me Fall”: Hip-Hop in the Age of Austerity

Rappers have always wrestled with the question of how to succeed in a society where the odds are stacked against them. The biggest difference now is that their middle class listeners have the same worries.


Monday, November 14 2011

Grieves: Together/Apart

An interesting, solid hip-hop album. Don't let more quality go ignored, especially when it's already happening a lot this year.


Sunday, November 13 2011

Symbolic Weight & the Def Jam Aesthetic

A coffee table book about rap does not sound too "hardcore" or "gangsta", does it? Well, that's because it's not. What it just might be is sincere.


Thursday, November 3 2011

The Quest to Understand Tribe

This is supposed to be a documentary, not a fan letter. So how about some balance? It's big picture time when it comes to telling the story of hip-hop.


Friday, October 21 2011

Astronautalis Pushes Minneapolis Hip-Hop in Fresh Directions

Astronautalis's hip-hop meets electro-rock spectacle to provide the perfect soundtrack for the genre drifter in all of us.


Thursday, October 20 2011

Beta Hector: Sunbeam Insulin

Beta Hector is successful on Sunbeam Insulin in marrying diverse and seemingly contrarian styles of music together into an almost seamless blend of electronic pop.


Wale and Kid Cudi Offer Up Collaboration on “Focused”

Wale and Kid Cudi end their feud, as the two MCs collab on a new single for Wale's Ambition.


Tuesday, October 18 2011

Astronautalis: This Is Our Science

An inspiring release from a rap vagabond.


Monday, October 10 2011

Has-Lo: In Case I Don’t Make It

Has-Lo's latest may not brighten your day with its demeanor, but his abilities on the mic are certainly worth your attention.


Monday, October 3 2011

Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Unknown Mortal Orchestra

The debut album from these indie rockers generates a sense of forgettable déjå vu.


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