Monday, December 30 2013
In the four years since mixtapes became anything but a mix on tape, rap listeners have grown accustomed to the idea that not only should they feel like a brand new album, but also that they should probably be better than the product you pay for.
Tuesday, December 7 2010
Epic, sleek, weed rap, emo, sociopolitical, gangsta, or house party? In which direction will hip-hop go? This was a year for all of the above.
Sunday, August 4 2013
After freeing himself of any obligation to Young Jeezy's CTE imprint, the Internet's gangster-rap messiah turns to the increasingly indie iTunes to maintain his role as the man who would be king.
Wednesday, October 3 2012
Freddie Gibbs follows last year's cold-hearted offering and a pair of Madlib collabs with a sonic ode to Los Angeles, perhaps his most accessible release to date.
Sunday, December 5 2010
One of the most exciting new rappers in years (though he's truly been struggling since 2003), Freddie Gibbs takes a move from Drake's playbook by dropping the best EP/mixtape combo of the year.