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The Problem With Independent Hip-Hopnew

I’m reluctant to admit it, but I don’t listen to much independent or alternative hip-hop these days, or at least not nearly as much as I did in college, when Rhymesayers, Def Jux and Stones Throw records were as much a part of my diet as ramen noodles and macaroni and cheese.
Shepherd Express  |  Evan Rytlewski  |  03-12-2010  |  Music

Aesop Rock Reaches His Peaknew

Much like his Def Jux boss and labelmate El-P, Rock has defied commercial logic by developing a successful career dropping notoriously esoteric (and at times, indecipherable) rhymes over highly textured rhythms and angular bass lines.
Chicago Newcity  |  Brad Knutson  |  08-20-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

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