DJ, Emcee

2014’s Best: The Top Ten Hip-Hop Albums

Creating a hip-hop-centric end of the year list always gives me a bit of a challenge. For one thing, almost 20 years later, our post-Golden Era musical landscape has shifted dramatically — and understandably so. As we look forward to entering 2015, more producers and emcees have shifted their focus from reverberating the throwback sounds […]

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Issues

Jam On It: De La Soul x J Dilla – “Dilla Plugged In”

It was 1989: the big earthquake shook up San Francisco, Tim Hardaway and Shawn Kemp were just rooks, and yours truly was just a-brewin’ in the womb, but just like the aforementioned, 1989 was the year that sparked the beginnings of substantial significance on a whole number of fronts. That same year, Long Island-bred, Native […]

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