• New Album Releases to Look For

    10 May 2009, 18:32 by Marcus_Sweetser

    It's been a long time since this many huge new releases dropped in the course of a month - a TON of dope sh*t is on the shelves. I haven't had the time to listen to all of these yet, but I wouldn't feel right if I didn't throw this at you while it's hot.
    (Album Reviews Coming Soon)

    Join the Movement:

    Abstract Rude feat. Aceyalone, Busdriver, Myka 9, Nocando:

    Bicasso (Living Legends) & DJ Fresh feat. Grouch, Maya Azucena, Murs, Saafir, Zion I:
    "Rebel Musiq"

    General Steele (of Smif-N-Wessun) feat. Boot Camp Click, Smoothe Da Hustler, Trigga Tha Gambler:
    "Welcome To Bucktown"

    Oddisee feat. Black Milk, Finale, J-Live, Kenn Starr, LMNO, Prince Po, Rapper Big Pooh, Trek Life:
    "Mental Liberation"

    Tech N9ne feat. Big Skoob, Chino XL, Crooked I, Krayzie Bone, Messy Marv:
    "Sickology 101 (Collabos)"

    Phil The Agony feat. Big Twin, Chace Infinite, Jean Grae, Krondon, Planet Asia, Talib Kweli:
    "Think Green (CARDBOARD GATEFOLD)"

    Rapper Big Pooh (of Little Brother) feat. Chaundon, Darien Brockington, Joe Scudda, Jozeemo, Torae:
    "The Delightful Bars: North American Pie Version"

    Sadat X (of Brand Nubian) feat. Buckshot, CL Smooth, Grand Puba, Jak D, KRS-One, Lord Jamar, Rahzel:
    "Brand New Bein"

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  • Hip Hop Contradiction

    17 Jun 2009, 20:02 by Marcus_Sweetser

    "Hip hop becomes a product. And when it becomes a commercial product it gets pressed into the service of the history of images and representations of African Americans. The greatest irony of what’s happening in commercial hip hop is that it now begins to reflect the prime stereotypes about African Americans that drove the justification of slavery, the justification of Jim Crow and the idea that we’re in a post race society."

    - Professor Tricia Rose, author of Hip Hop Wars

    While I agree with several of Rose's views, I find her above sentiment simply ridiculous, borderline appalling. To claim that degrading lyrics and images found in commercial hip hop (and across pop culture for that matter) forms stereotypes that trace back to the Justification of Slavery is ludicrous. This notion feeds the same ignorance that scapegoats hip hop for society's ills.

    What do you think?

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  • Tha Definition Of A Classic

    18 Nov 2009, 17:39 by L-Bow

    UGK - Something Good [1992]

    Too $hort - In The Trunk (DJ Premier Remix) [1992]

    Craig Mack - Flava In Ya Ear [1994]

    Notorious B.I.G - Hypnotize [1997]

    Keith Murray - The Most Beautifullest Thing In This World [1995]

    Common Sense - Take It EZ [1992]

    Ice Cube - The World Is Mine [1997]

    Mc Breed Feat. 2Pac - Gotta Get Mine [1993]

    Top Quality - Magnum Opus [1993]

    Group Home - Supa Star [1995]