Monday, January 2 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.
Wednesday, December 8 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.
Wednesday, October 19 2011
Young Simba delivers an impressive debut of his first season. Despite a couple missteps
Thursday, October 13 2011
After spending the better part of the past two years at the top of the internet hype machine, J. Cole finally releases his official debut, almost entirely produced and rapped by Cole himself.
Tuesday, March 1 2011
J. Cole reluctantly returns to the mixtape scene to prep listeners for his ROC Nation debut, once again proving to be a master of his craft, even as he intentionally saves his best for the real thing.