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Thursday, December 11 2014

The Best Hip-Hop of 2014

This year's push of stylistic diversity, craft, and experimentation adds fuel to hip-hop's movement into the future.


Monday, September 1 2014

The Forerunner: An Interview with Shabazz Palaces

"It’s just like exploration really, and just jumping off certain types of cliffs and trying to open up sonic parachutes that’ll get you floating down to your destination and landing on two feet."


Thursday, June 26 2014

Listening Ahead: Upcoming Releases for July 2014

Get a sneak peek at some of July's most adventurous releases, including new efforts from Shabazz Palaces, Wolves in the Throne Room, and OOIOO.


Sunday, January 1 2012

The Best Hopes to Break Out in 2012

The year ahead looks to be an exciting one with the emergence of wealth of great new music waiting in the wings. Will Alabama Shakes be the toast of 2012? Will 2012 be a banner year for forward-thinking hip-hop and R&B? And let's not forget all the great new bands expected to break big in 2012.


Thursday, December 29 2011

The Best New and Emerging Artists of 2011

The year's best new and emerging artists range across the musical spectrum from forward thinking R&B to classic soul, from a bevy of exciting new hip-hop talent to great new hopes for indie rock and Americana. 2011 shows that music is always pushing forward even as it dips into the past.


Reviews

Monday, July 28 2014

Shabazz Palaces: Lese Majesty

The innovative hip-hop duo from Seattle is back with another genre bending album.


Thursday, February 23 2012

Baba Maraire: Wona Baba Maraire

Shabazz Palaces' Maraire crafts a tuneful and compelling love letter to Zimbabwean music on his solo debut.


Monday, June 27 2011

Shabazz Palaces: Black Up

If this is a hip-hop album -- and that's a big "if" -- then it's the finest one yet this year.


Blogs

Wednesday, August 27 2014

Afropunk Fest: 23-24 August 2014 - Brooklyn, NY (Photos)

Afropunk Fest felt more politically charged this year. People had their hands in the air as a tribute to Michael Brown nearly as often as they did for the performers.


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