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Jack Goodson
4 June, 2008 6:41 am

Bun B has one of the most powerful voices in hip hop. Fluid, precise and measured; It demands attention. Too often, though, he’s not saying much. For much of his career, moments of introspective genius have been sprinkled amongst syrupy dirty south cliché. For II Trill, follow-up to 2005′s Trill, Bun takes a substantially more [cont.]

12 May, 2008 5:51 pm

Slug’s musical topic of choice? Slug. Perhaps not anymore. On Atmosphere’s sixth full-length release, When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold, emcee Slug steps out of his own shadow, choosing rather to expand his lyrical depth with an emphasis on character-driven dramas. Gone is the personal diary – for the most part. [cont.]

6 March, 2008 6:26 am

Considered by most as one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time, Pete Rock has been a major contributor to the genre for some 20 years. His partnership with CL Smooth resulted in some of hip-hop’s most poignant work, and his continued pursuits as a solo artist have largely been of the highest caliber. [cont.]

30 October, 2007 11:08 pm

Esoteric is admittingly bored with the current state of hip-hop. The 2007 7L & Esoteric release, A New Dope, was the first to breathe this sentiment; it posed as a sharp departure from the duo’s more traditional hip-hop recordings of previous years. That evolution continues in the fourth-quarter of ’08 for Eso, who steps to [cont.]

20 March, 2007 12:00 am

   In a musical world marred by cliche, thankfully there are still a select few artists still willing to push the proverbial envelope. One of these artists, producer Thes One, is set to reinvent the hip-hop instrumental album with his inaugural solo release, Lifestyle Marketing.     Thes, one-half of underground favorites People Under the Stairs, [cont.]

12 February, 2007 12:00 am

    Styles P’s long-awaited Times Is Money has finally surfaced — seriously. Nearly two years in the making, the oh-so-aptly titled album has somehow survived countless delays, label politics and even a brief stint in prison from its host. Now, four years since the release of his gold-selling debut, A Gangster & A Gentleman, does [cont.]

17 December, 2006 12:00 am

   With ten years in the game and five full-length albums to its name, Jedi Mind Tricks has proven to be one of underground hip-hop’s most consistent and successful groups. Still, for much of its existence, the duo consisting of emcee Vinnie Paz and producer Stoupe has been referred to as a one-trick pony. While there’s [cont.]

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