20 years of jams.
Jheri Curl Fridays is back, y’all!
The Geto Boys are among the soul and rap artists profiled in this season of UnSung, which kicks off tonight.
1nce again…Tribe is back (for two shows.)
Guess who’s back? Back again? Guess who’s unexcited?
The whole is still greater than the sum of its parts. Goodie Mob is back to save hip-hop.
Dat boy good!
Shawn Carter turns himself into performance art-check out JAY Z’s latest video, for “Picasso Baby.”
If you’ve grown up with Jay-Z as a consistent presence in your life, it’s difficult to be critical of him. That might have to do with his fairly remarkable record – although he’s only released a handful of stone-cold classics (Reasonable Doubt and The Blueprint unimpeachably, and I’d argue for The Black Album too), he’s released plenty of good albums, with few (if any) clunkers in the bunch. I mean, sure, Kingdom Come and American Gangster weren’t really what anyone [...]
John takes you through the entire Magna Carta… Holy Grail experience.
Halfway through 2013, we’ve come to an interesting impasse: moreso than the last several years, the music of this year has been largely awesome. I don’t say this to suggest that I’m one of those curmudgeonly sorts that thinks new music blows; it’s just, we’ve been in a bit of a lull. Much of 2012 was boring on the album front, and 2011 was only marginally better. And yet, here we are at unlucky ’13, and I’ve already doled out [...]