Tuesday, June 28 2011
I realized I couldn't seek comfort in the music me and Daddy shared. I needed something raw, music that would hit me in my chest where only natural, involuntary muscle movements indicated I was still, technically, alive.
Thursday, December 11 2008
A return to the mic nine years in the making, a hip-hop supergroup of sorts, and Tom Waits beatboxing: this year's top-shelf hip-hop is equal parts anticipation, teamwork, and wha?!
Thursday, December 14 2006
Quentin Huff's top-ten list of mixtapers, hustlers, protesters, emcees, and self-proclaimed kings finds hip-hop very much alive and well in 2006.
Sunday, April 12 2009
The road to Grammy-winning rap star Clifford "T.I." Harris, Jr.'s positive outcome may be paved with good intentions, but self-interest fuels the journey.
Sunday, November 9 2014
Paperwork is an album that doesn't have to be long to be expansive, but it's stuffed full of songs anyway. If you sift through them, you'll find some great moments, though, ones that suggest T.I.'s best days may not all be behind him.
Tuesday, January 8 2013
T.I. (mostly) returns to trap rap in an attempt to deliver what No Mercy probably should have been. Perhaps not amazing, but certainly reinvigorating.
Monday, January 3 2011
Oft-delayed and seldom promoted, T.I.'s latest release arrives as perhaps the final nail in his popstar coffin. The King isn't dead, but he's certainly been dethroned.
Monday, July 2 2007
The Rubberband Man snaps back better than ever on his new release.
Monday, April 10 2006
It's pretty early in 2006 to talk about albums of the year -- but this record says it's time to start.