Rhyme&Review: Chris Brown

10 12 2009

Who?

Chris Brown. Isn’t he Steve Slaton’s back-up for the Houston Texans. No he’s DeMarco Murray’s back-up at Oklahoma. Right, kids. But also wrong. Read the rest of this entry »





Rhyme&Review: Mr Hudson

8 12 2009

Who?

Mr Hudson (inexplicably spelled without any sort of punctuation), is the nerdy-looking British guy who’s been tagging along with your biggest hip-hop artists around — Kanye West and Jay-Z. Read the rest of this entry »





Rhyme&Review: Blakroc

30 11 2009

Who?

Dame Dash loves The Black Keys. Loves ’em. Like a rap kid loves breaks. So he decided “Fuck it, let’s see if they’ll make a hip-hop album.” The Back Keys were open to the idea, so Blakroc was formed. Next, Dame needed rappers. Read the rest of this entry »





Rhyme&Review: Let’s get to whisper-singing

23 11 2009

Who?

Dude, it’s John Mayer, bro. Read the rest of this entry »





Rhyme&Re-Review: How could I have missed B.o.B?

20 11 2009


Everyone makes mistakes. Napoleon had Russia, George Bush had Katrina, Chris Webber had timeouts — it happens to everyone. My mistake? Ignoring B.o.B. Read the rest of this entry »





Rhyme&Review: Wyclef Jean ≠ Will.I.Am

13 11 2009

Who?

Wyclef Jean, formerly of The Fugees, one of arguably the most important hip-hop musicians of the ’90s. Who’s arguing that? I am, damnit. Forget all of the amazing shit he did with Lauryn Hill and Pras for a second — The man made The Carnival. The Carnival is one of the best albums I have ever heard, and contains one of the five songs that made me love hip-hop over everything else, “Gone till November”. (Make sure when you listen to that, you get the album version, not the radio single.) Read the rest of this entry »





Rhyme&Review: Wale

9 11 2009

Who?

Wale, the D.C. rapper, has had a Drake and Kid Cudi-like rise to where he is now. He’s released some extremely popular mixtapes and his first studio LP, Attention Deficit, has been highly anticipated by the community. He’s in the mold of Lupe Fiasco and CommonTalib Kweli and Mos Def to a lesser extent — with cerebral, clever rhymes that touch on all topics worth touching. Read the rest of this entry »