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Arab Springboardnew

Omar Offendum explores the politics of identity and insurrection
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Bill Forman  |  01-16-2013  |  Profiles & Interviews

IHOP Rapnew

Mac Lethal ventures beyond pancakes.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Chris Parker  |  11-28-2012  |  Profiles & Interviews

Remembering Matthew Africanew

The legendary East Bay DJ was known for his encyclopedia knowledge of breakbeats.
East Bay Express  |  Eric K. Arnold  |  10-16-2012  |  Profiles & Interviews

Manifest destinynew

Indie-hop phenom K.Flay makes her way to the majors
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Chris Parker  |  10-08-2012  |  Profiles & Interviews

Review: Clicks & Whistles' Serious Bidnessnew

Embassy Recordings; Release date: Sept. 17, 2012
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Brittany Gaston  |  09-18-2012  |  Reviews

Nicki Minaj: Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (Young Money/Universal Republic)new

The politics of Roman Reloaded are fascinating and bewildering. On the cover, Minaj dons birthday-cake-frosted whiteface. She's Paris Hilton by way of FLCL.
Tucson Weekly  |  Sean Bottai  |  04-05-2012  |  Reviews

Hip Hop Unpluggednew

Sunspot Jonz of the Living Legends hip hop crew talks about the current state of "conscious" hip hop.
Eugene Weekly  |  Dante Zuñiga-West  |  09-22-2011  |  Profiles & Interviews

Nas Rocks the Bellsnew

The rapper fronts the tour that erased lines between commercial and underground, white and black, alternative and trendy.
Boston Phoenix  |  Chris Faraone  |  09-12-2011  |  Music

Animal Magnetismnew

Sims, Dessa, and assorted Doomtree Collective colleagues search for the soul of underground rap.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Bill Forman  |  05-12-2011  |  Profiles & Interviews

Behind the Controversial Anthology of Rapnew

Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. called The Anthology of Rap "an essential contribution to our living literary tradition," while Chuck D said it "might just break the commercial trance that's had rap in a chokehold for the past several years." But it's also the hip-hop tale of AWOL fathers and fractured identities, of bitter duels and fiery smackdowns.
Westword  |  Joel Warner  |  04-25-2011  |  Books

DJ Quik: Luvin' lifenew

West Coast rap pioneer DJ Quik returns to his roots on first new album in six years.
Chico News & Review  |  Jason Cassidy  |  04-22-2011  |  Profiles & Interviews

Hey Atlantans, Show the Local Music Scene Some Lovenew

The city's artists have put in years of work here but only get recognition from those in the know.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  T. Chante LaGon  |  04-20-2011  |  Music

Shoegaze Meets Hip-Hop, Againnew

Apollo Heights' decades-long mission to combine seemingly disparate genres.
New York Press  |  Saby Reyes-Kulkarni  |  02-16-2011  |  Profiles & Interviews

Ghostface Killah: Apollo Kidsnew

Ghostface talks a lot, but he's hardly all talk.
The Inlander  |  Leah Sottile  |  01-31-2011  |  Reviews

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