Tuesday, December 11 2012
From riotous humor to sociopolitical commentary, hip-hop in 2012 gave us quality and variety.
Saturday, December 23 2006
At long last, the annual rite of passage, the "best of" list... Here's PopMatters picks for the best 60 records of 2006.
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.
Thursday, May 10 2007
If Raymond 'Boots' Riley -- frontman for Oakland, California's the Coup -- is rap's most political practitioner, he may well also be one of its most expressive humorists.
Tuesday, November 20 2012
On communism's rhetoric of eschatology, and why dick jokes beat slogans.
Monday, April 24 2006
The Coup's back to bomb the system, and they've brought the funk with them.
Friday, August 30 2013
Within contains thoughts on the entirety of Afropunk Fest and photos from Day 2, including Big Freedia and Vintage Trouble.
Wednesday, December 12 2012
PopMatters spotlights a few additional 2012 albums that didn't quite crack the Best 75 list.