LISTED REVIEWS

Jamall Bufford & Kensaye
Jamall Bufford & Kensaye Freedom Is TBO • 2015

With London producer Kensaye, the Michigan MC has found an overseas soul mate, in the tradition of producers he worked with in the past.

POSTED 09|01|2015
Blueprint
Blueprint King No Crown Weightless Recordings • 2015

This record grabs one by the throat. It moves with personal stories. It tickles your inner Luther King with lucid observations.

POSTED 08|24|2015
Wu-Tang Clan
Wu-Tang Clan A Better Tomorrow Warner Bros Music • 2014

How could we have doubted the Staten Island wonder formation? Wu-Tang Clan is the most talented flock of rappers since decades. All Wu members excellent in their craft. Each member’s style is still unique till this day. ‘I’m hot as hell’s kitchen with the oven on’. And RZA remains a producing genius that has lost little to none of his prodigy.

POSTED 01|21|2015
The 78ers
The 78ers People Of Today Mello Music Group • 2014

‘People Of Today’ is a collage of observations: social commentary, random musings about everyday events, moral shifts and human behaviour. Although this album deals with today’s generation, we dare to say The 1978ers made a time document.

POSTED 11|18|2014
The Black Opera
The Black Opera The Great Year Mello Music Group • 2014

The world ain’t no pretty place. Gloomy, pitch black synthesizers tinge like a threatening thunder sky. Steady drums pre-echo the clicking hoofs of the Apocalypse’s horses.

POSTED 11|04|2014
Tunnel Movement
Tunnel Movement Overlooked Just Listen • 2014

The record is a showcase of raw, hungry rhymes. Rough voices that dance to rigid drums and melodic samples. Introspective, from the heart and with passion.

POSTED 10|20|2014
Open Mike Eagle
Open Mike Eagle Dark Comedy Mello Music Group • 2014

The record showcases the art rapper’s unique style,wayward pen, and key ability to create a world with words.

POSTED 08|22|2014
Amp Live
Amp Live Headphone Concerto Plug Research • 2014

String, brass and woodwind never sounded more contemporary than on ‘Headphone Concerto’.

POSTED 08|22|2014
Nocando
Nocando Jimmy The Burnout Hellfyre Club • 2014

Besides coolness there’s stress. Besides the bragging there’s uncertainty. What’s great about this record is the duality, the schizophrenic mood that mellows through.

POSTED 04|18|2014
The Grouch & Eligh
The Grouch & Eligh The Tortoise And The Crow LLE • 2014

Listening to rappers rappin about getting drunk and stoned gets boring after a while, right? 'Sober is the new cool', as The Grouch predicted a few years ago. Call us dull, but rappin about a garden has something adventurous.

POSTED 03|07|2014
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