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.
Monday, June 30 2014
28 Grams is full of interesting, moody, personality-drenched beats, many of which go to waste because they’re not suited to the artist.
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.