Reviews // 10 Articles
Blogs // 5 Articles
News // 2 Articles
Media // 4 Articles
The Best New Artists of 2012
16 Dec 2012 // 4:20 PM
The best new artists of 2012 have remade R&B for the new century, pushed eclectic art-rock in new directions, and kept indie rock and hip-hop strong.
The Artists of the Year: 2012 Edition
13 Dec 2012 // 4:20 PM
The 2012 artists of the year range from urgent political punk and hip-hop challenging the establishment -- whether political or economic -- to the rise of a new generation of pop divas and forward-looking indie and R&B.
Run the Jewels: Run the Jewels 2
11 Nov 2014 // 8:06 PM
A bluesy howl of addictive beats, political fury, and hypnotic technique, the sequel to Run the Jewels' triumphant debut bests the original in every way.
El-P: Weareallgoingtoburninhell Megamixxx3
3 Aug 2010 // 4:00 PM
While the music is well-produced, and the beats are tight, and the fuzz is furious, it's still background music.
Run the Jewels - "Early" (video)
15 May 2015 // 5:20 AM
Socially conscious and musically inventive in the way we've come to expect from Run the Jewels, the animated video to "Early" is a real ear and eye-grabber.
Counterbalance: Run the Jewels' 'Run the Jewels 2'
8 May 2015 // 4:48 AM
One of 2014's most acclaimed albums is a dense, challenging effort from two wily veterans. Profanities and profundities abound in this week's Counterbalance.
The innovators of hip-hop
28 Jun 2012 // 11:14 PM
Few would have imagined that one of the most powerful and acclaimed protest songs of the year, “Reagan,” would be about the Iran-Contra scandal of
EL-P lets his non-corporate rap channel dark thoughts into the light
20 Jun 2007 // 10:35 PM
El-P readily admits that pessimism pervades his long-awaited second disc, "I'll Sleep When You're Dead." But the unconventional New York rapper, producer and Def Jux