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Soul For Days: My Top 25 Albums of 2015 And More

Soul For Days: My Top 25 Albums of 2015 And More

It was a great musical year, and here’s the best to come from it.

Blerd Radio 2015: Episode 14 | And Ya Don't Stop (Favorite Emcees List)

Blerd Radio 2015: Episode 14 | And Ya Don’t Stop (Favorite Emcees List)

The Blerd Radio panel talks about their favorite emcees in the latest podcast.

Childish Gambino & Erykah Badu Get Under The Covers (Separately)

Childish Gambino & Erykah Badu Get Under The Covers (Separately)

This week in covers: Erykah Badu takes on Drake’s latest, while Childish Gambino reaches back and remakes a Tamia classic.

#Tribe25: People's Instinctive Travels Gets An Anniversary Makeover

#Tribe25: People’s Instinctive Travels Gets An Anniversary Makeover

A Tribe Called Quest’s legendary debut album is being remastered and repackaged to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

De La Soul Still "God It" On New Track

De La Soul Still “God It” On New Track

While we wait for a full-length album, De La Soul gets an assist from Nas on a new track.

25 Years Of Fear Of A Black Planet

25 Years Of Fear Of A Black Planet

If you were to ask me to list my favorite rap albums of all time (hey, there’s an idea for a future list), ┬áPublic Enemy’s Fear Of A Black Planet would be near the top of that list. The album┬ábroke new ground sonically and lyrically, and should be an essential part of any hip-hop fan’s collection. As a 13 year old who was already knee deep in hip-hop when Fear came out, the album was a watershed moment in my […]

De La Soul Kickstart Their New Album With Crowdfunding Campaign

De La Soul Kickstart Their New Album With Crowdfunding Campaign

Pos, Dave & Maseo are finally delivering that new album…check the details on De La Soul’s upcoming project.

Five January Releases That I'm Looking Forward To

Five January Releases That I’m Looking Forward To

Ne-Yo is one of several big-name artists dropping new albums in January. Check out my thoughts on this and four other upcoming releases I’m looking forward to.

Kendrick Lamar, "The Colbert Report",  And Life-Affirming Music

Kendrick Lamar, “The Colbert Report”, And Life-Affirming Music

Kendrick Lamar is the illest cat out right now. Check his appearance on “The Colbert Report.”

The 2014 Blerdy Awards: Praising The Best Music of 2014-Mostly

The 2014 Blerdy Awards: Praising The Best Music of 2014-Mostly

Adding my voice to the year-end lists…with a twist.

Always On Time: De La Soul & Chuck D Join Forces For "The People"

Always On Time: De La Soul & Chuck D Join Forces For “The People”

De La Soul and Chuck D on the same track? Long Island is definitely in the building.

Check The Technique 2: A Must-Have For Discerning "Heads"

Check The Technique 2: A Must-Have For Discerning “Heads”

A must-have for every hip-hop fan on your Christmas list.