Wednesday, February 8 2012
Rappers have always wrestled with the question of how to succeed in a society where the odds are stacked against them. The biggest difference now is that their middle class listeners have the same worries.
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.
Thursday, December 13 2012
Laugh at the cover art all you want, O.N.I.F.C. is the killer pop album Rolling Papers should've been.
Tuesday, April 3 2012
Attempting to atone for Rolling Papers, Wiz Khalifa turns in a reasonable if unsurprising facsimile of his high water mark to-date, Kush & OJ.
Tuesday, April 5 2011
Another batch of limp-wristed pop rap from the Atlantic Records hit factory.
Thursday, January 21 2010
Local Pittsburgh hero releases his first LP since a change in artistic direction, but like his mixtapes, he often struggles to escape the shadows of Lil' Wayne and friend Curren$y.