The dilemma across 2016 lay in how much politics to include in a creative project that began as a way for a pair of middle-aged solo artists to blow off steam and have fun making rap music together.
11 Jan 2017
The haze and trap of this beat is almost uncannily indebted to Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, which of course is gonna sound good under an Atlanta flow.
22 Jan 2016
One of 2014's most acclaimed albums is a dense, challenging effort from two wily veterans. Profanities and profundities abound in this week's Counterbalance.
08 May 2015
Run the Jewels (El-P and Killer Mike) have dropped a cut from their forthcoming Run the Jewels 2, "Blockbuster Night Part 1".
30 Jul 2014
The new song from hip-hop odd couple El-P and Killer Mike continues the synergy found on their outstanding 2012 solo efforts, finding the duo sliding into a masterful, sinister comfort zone that's the equivalent of two super villains doing battle over the world right before they decide to conquer it together.
21 May 2013
With a high-stakes presidential election around the corner, many people have wondered what's happened to protest music in America. From Pussy Riot to Paul Ryan, taking stock might not be as simple as it was a few decades ago.
16 Sep 2012
Canada's North by Northeast is the ostensible cousin to Austin, Texas' SXSW, and I for one am stoked about attending it this year.
08 Jun 2012
Killer Mike has just dropped his video for the single "Big Beast" featuring featuring Bun B and T.I. The NSFW video comes across as a take on a Robert Rodriguez film.
07 Jun 2012
Newcomers, giants, throwbacks, and collaborators -- 2011 was the year of diversity, in which rap fans were faced with enough variety to find whatever flavor of hip-hop they wanted.
David Amidon, Dave Heaton, Quentin B. Huff, Mike Madden, and Dean Van NguyenMusic
12 Dec 2011
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