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‘Rage Against the Machine’ (1992): Review

Producer: Garth Richardson, Rage Against the Machine Length: 52:52 Rage Against the Machine is a band that has always held a special place in my heart — a very, very angry part of my heart. If you spend much time at all listening to (not even understanding) their music, you will probably gain the urge … Continue reading

‘Us’ (2009): Review

Producer: Ant Length: 65:02 Us, the fourth studio album by Minnesota MC, Brother Ali, continues the rapper’s trend of fantastic songs composed of flowing, quality verses, catchy choruses, and pounding, memorable beats. It’s yet another great record from the standout Midwestern artist, and yet another bright spot in today’s underground hip scene. Once again, the … Continue reading

‘Life is Good’ (2012): Review

Producer: Al Shux, Boi-1da, Buckwild, Da Interz, DJ Hot Day, Heavy D, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Nas, No I.D., Noah “40” Shebib, Rodney Jerkins, Salaam Remi, Swizz Beatz Length: 57: 53 When I first sat down to write my review for Life is Good, the latest and eleventh studio album by my favorite rapper, Nas, I wasn’t … Continue reading

‘The Undisputed Truth’ (2007): Review

Producer: Ant Length: 61:20 If you know me at all, you know that my patience for modern mainstream hip hop is paper thin. In short, I can’t stand it. It makes me want to puke on most occasions. Even artists that I once was partial to, such as Jay-Z (shout outs to Reasonable Doubt [1996] and … Continue reading

‘Illmatic’ (1994): Review

Producer: DJ Premier, Large Professor, L.E.S., MC Serch, Pete Rock, Q-Tip Length: 39:51 One of my lifelong pastimes has been the sport of bitch-slapping ignoramuses who attempt to reduce the art form of hip hop down to, “It’s just a bunch of fast talking over a beat.” A long time ago, I transitioned from being angered or … Continue reading