NYGz – Welcome 2 G-Dom (Review)

[NOTE: This isn't the album's artwork, just a picture of the group. My promo copy didn't come with cover art (most don't), and I couldn't find it on the net anywhere.] NYGz, consisting of MCs Panchi and Shabeeno, have been down with DJ Premier and the Gang Starr Foundation for..

Camp Lo – Black Hollywood (Review)

Slang plays a big role in hip hop’s popularity. It keeps the genre regionally-divided, while at the same time helps maintain unity. At times it keeps the music current, while other times it brings it back to its roots. It makes sense to the listeners, and confuses the fuck out..

T.I. – T.I. vs. T.I.P. (Review)

[Incite a brawl on Sunday — your album leaks on Monday. Karma, people.] They say, “Don’t let your mouth write a check that your ass can’t cash.” T.I. called himself the “King of the South” on album cuts from both ’03′s Trap Muzik and ’04′s Urban Legend, but, with last..

Lifesavas – Gutterfly (Review)

By reviewing an album that came out 2 months ago, I guess I’m ultimately admitting that I slept on it. However, I figure that if I slept on it, someone else must have, too. I doubt that the Lifesavas crew will really mind the recognition. Hailing from Portland, Oregon (home..

Talib Kweli – Eardrum (Review)

There are many ways for a talented MC to establish himself (or herself… but, not really) in rap music. Some may work better as part of a duo or group; some may find that perfect chemistry with one producer and stick to a formula; some may prefer to work with..