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Sunday, December 16 2012

The Best New Artists of 2012

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.


Thursday, December 13 2012

The Artists of the Year: 2012 Edition

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.


Tuesday, December 11 2012

The Best Hip-Hop of 2012

From riotous humor to sociopolitical commentary, hip-hop in 2012 gave us quality and variety.


Monday, December 12 2011

The Best Hip-Hop of 2011

Newcomers, giants, throwbacks, and collaborators -- 2011 was the year of diversity, in which rap fans were faced with enough variety to find whatever flavor of hip-hop they wanted.


Reviews

Tuesday, November 20 2012

The Coup: Sorry to Bother You

On communism's rhetoric of eschatology, and why dick jokes beat slogans.


Wednesday, May 23 2012

Killer Mike: R.A.P. Music

Killer Mike and El-P revive the spirit of early '90s Bomb Squad productions from Ice Cube and Public Enemy as faithfully and forward-thinkingly as possible.


Thursday, June 2 2011

Killer Mike: PL3DGE

Former Dungeon Family understudy releases his first major label album in years; despite typical major label rap issues, he shines as bright as usual.


Thursday, August 21 2008

Killer Mike: I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind II

Killer Mike cut down on the promotional posse-cuts that took up half of his last album, thus rendering the second installment of his I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind series his most essential album, a fully realized example of his incredible promise.


Blogs

Tuesday, May 21 2013

Run the Jewels (El-P and Killer Mike) - "Get It" (stream)

The new song from hip-hop odd couple El-P and Killer Mike continues the synergy found on their outstanding 2012 solo efforts, finding the duo sliding into a masterful, sinister comfort zone that's the equivalent of two super villains doing battle over the world right before they decide to conquer it together.


Thursday, June 7 2012

Killer Mike - "Big Beast" NSFW (Video) + Tour Dates

Killer Mike has just dropped his video for the single "Big Beast" featuring featuring Bun B and T.I. The NSFW video comes across as a take on a Robert Rodriguez film.


News

Friday, June 29 2012

The innovators of hip-hop

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


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