Three of these men appear in this installment of our hip-hop albums list. I’ll let you guess which one doesn’t belong.
Popblerd’s list of the best rap albums of all time kicks off with classics from Queen Latifah, The Roots and Organized Konfusion! Plus, an underlooked (IMO) album from OutKast!
Yeezy scores 7 nominations for this year’s BET Awards. His homie Jay-Z is up next with six. Read on to find out who else got nominated.
It’s a bit hard to believe that hip-hop, as a genre, is old enough for grumpy old men to number among its ranks; it’s even harder to believe that it’s been a decade since the heyday of Quannum, the collective that counted Blackalicious, Latyrx, and Pigeon John as decorated members. I remember reviewing music in 2002, the year Blackalicious’ Blazing Arrow was released; I’d become so enamored with the album that I wrote a gimmicky concept review of it in my [...]
We’ve finally hit the jackpot. The 10 best albums of the ’00s, as voted by the Popblerd staff. Amy Winehouse made the list, who else is here?
We’re almost at the halfway point on our list of the 100 best albums of the ’00s. Check out where we placed albums by Spoon, Talib Kweli and Common.
Well, folks: we’re about to wrap up the chart year. There’s only one week left, and industry watchers are on the edge of their collective seats, wondering if music sales will actually increase over the year before. As we headed into late fall, that looked like a sure thing, as sales of albums were trending at about 4% over 2010. However, a 4th quarter schedule devoid of blockbuster releases a la Taylor Swift and Kanye West last year has narrowed [...]
Has Common regained his footing with his new album “The Dreamer, The Believer”? Read our review and find out!
Dear Rashid, You fell off. That Universal Mind Control album? Garbage. And that shit hurt my heart. Your career trajectory was inspiring, to say the least. Fifteen years after your debut, you were just reaching the apex of your powers circa Be. Prior to that, you’d released one of the most adventurous albums in modern hip-hop history, Electric Circus. Props for that one, too. But man, listening to you spit over warmed over Neptunes beats…it was like if LL had [...]
In “News You Never Expected to Receive”, how about this one? Sly & the Family Stone are releasing a new album! Well…sort of. I’m Back! Family and Friends is the title of the Sly & the Family Stone album being released on August 16th. It’s the first album released by Sly in nearly thirty years. The album consists of re-workings of Sly classics like “Everyday People” and “Stand!”, as well as three new songs. If you can only come up [...]
In a way, it’s kind of sad that the network that threw the gauntlet down for quality hip-hop programming was VH-1. After all, when the genre was in full flower, VH-1 was probably best known for throwing down Air Supply and Lionel Richie videos. However, by the time the 21st century rolled around, the network had made it’s peace with the genre, and when they rolled out their annual Hip-Hop Honors program, they not only staked their claim as a [...]