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Evidence – Cats & Dogs (review)

Evidence – Cats & Dogs (review)

I’m by no means a hardcore Dilated Peoples fan. Like many West Coast groups from the late 90s backpacker movement (Blackalicious, Zion-I, Cali Agents, etc.), they’ve always been sort of hit or miss with me. . . .


Casey Veggies – Sleeping In Class (Review)

Casey Veggies – Sleeping In Class (Review)

Former Odd Future member, Casey Veggies, gives the deluxe edition treatment to the re-issue of his Sleeping In Class mixtape. As an added bonus, the retail release throws in 5 more tracks, a few additional . . .


The CUF – Cuf Caviar, Volume 1 (Review)

The CUF – Cuf Caviar, Volume 1 (Review)

Way before rap took to the internet and spread to the masses beyond epic proportions, it experienced a fascinating underground period which died around the turn of the century. This movement developed in the early . . .


Smoke Dza – Rolling Stoned (Review)

Smoke Dza – Rolling Stoned (Review)

Over the past few years there’s been a renaissance taking place in hip hop. Artists such as Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y have taken the sonic doobie previously lit in the ‘90s by the likes of . . .


Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch The Throne (Review)

Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch The Throne (Review)

Hip Hop royalty comes together as Kanye West and Jay-Z unite to bring you their highly anticipated album, Watch The Throne. While this record was teed up to be a classic before it was even . . .


MellowHype – BlackendWhite (Review)

MellowHype – BlackendWhite (Review)

L.A.’s Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All was recently unleashed to the masses with the retail release of Tyler, the Creator’s Goblin last May. Next up we have MellowHype, a group within the Wolf . . .


Shabazz Palaces – Black Up (Review)

Shabazz Palaces – Black Up (Review)

Shrouded in a cloud of mystery, Seattle’s Shabazz Palaces is the latest project of Ishamael “Butterfly” Butler (formerly of Digable Planets fame and later resurfacing as Cherrywine). Now rapping under the moniker Placeer Lazaro, we . . .


Curren$y – Weekend At Burnie’s (Review)

Curren$y – Weekend At Burnie’s (Review)

With the amount of quality output he’s been delivering over the last few years, Curren$y doesn’t really need an introduction. But here’s what we’ve come to expect from him. He’s a hip hop connoisseur that . . .


Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi – Rome (Review)

Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi – Rome (Review)

Danger Mouse (born Brian Burton) is arguably the most talented and versatile producer in music today. He made DJ mash-up history with Grey Album (Jay-Z’s Black Album vs. the Beatles White Album). He’s produced two . . .


EARL by Earl Sweatshirt

EARL by Earl Sweatshirt

This “mixtape” dropped a little over a year ago, but since everyone seems to be talking bout Odd Future these days, I figured why not join the conversation (even if I am fashionably late to . . .


Del The Funky Homosapien – Golden Era (Review)

Del The Funky Homosapien – Golden Era (Review)

Del the Funky Homosapien returns to the glory days on his latest release, Golden Era. It’s not so much a tribute to the golden era of hip hop, but rather a tribute to golden era . . .


Discover: Break Builders Vol. 2 by DJ Zeph & DJ Platurn Feat. DJ Teeko

Discover: Break Builders Vol. 2 by DJ Zeph & DJ Platurn Feat. DJ Teeko

A few years back, I obtained a copy of this highly limited release from long time friend, DJ Platurn himself. It was one of several legendary mixes he’s floated to me throughout our friendship. I . . .


Tyler, the Creator – Goblin (Review)

Tyler, the Creator – Goblin (Review)

Using twitter, torrents, video uploads and mixtapes as their springboard, controversial collective, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, has built a serious following over the past year or so. Blending skateboard culture with hardcore . . .


Monophonics – Into The Infrasounds (Review)

Monophonics – Into The Infrasounds (Review)

I recently stumbled upon this hidden gem at the famous Torch Club juke box in Sacramento, California. And I can honestly say that Into The Infrasounds by Monophonics is some of the filthiest funk to . . .


E-40 – Revenue Retrievin’: Graveyard Shift/Overtime Shift (Review)

E-40 – Revenue Retrievin’: Graveyard Shift/Overtime Shift (Review)

Rarely does a rap artist follow up a double album with another double album. It’s even rarer for an artist do it in just a year’s time. Recently, the Bay Area’s E-40 added another double . . .