Phife Dawg reappears with a heartfelt tribute to Dilla.
The Geto Boys are among the soul and rap artists profiled in this season of UnSung, which kicks off tonight.
The whole is still greater than the sum of its parts. Goodie Mob is back to save hip-hop.
Dat boy good!
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 [...]
The first half of 2013 was dominated by a string of solid releases in the garage punk and disco-house genres, and it also featured cameos from some indie-pop gems and the occasional decent R&B album. But January-through-June was owned by a very recent hip-hop release that any true head would have trouble not listening to on repeat. 1. Quasimoto-Yessir Whatever Technically a compilation of unreleased tracks from the last 14 years, Yessir Whatever hits harder than its predecessor, 2005’s The [...]
Eazy and ODB get resurrected for a hip-hop festival.
Part two of our look at LL Cool J’s discography wonders whether he should’ve quit while he was ahead.
Snoop Dogg? Snoop Lion? Whatever the hell you call him, he has a record out.
Three is the magic number once again.
A grisly, retro-fitted, blood-spattered, cinematic Tarantino pastiche for music nerds and hip-hop heads everywhere, Ghostface Killah’s enthralling Twelve Reasons to Die isn’t merely the emcee’s finest hour since 2006′s career-high Fishscale; it’s also, assuming it gets the respect it deserves, poised to be hip-hop’s most prominent excursion into the grindhouse, and the true breakthrough of producer Adrian Younge. Or perhaps “composer” is the better word. Twelve Reasons to Die is the result of a miraculous and rare synergy between sound [...]