selected REVIEWS

Jermiside & Brickbeats
Jermiside & Brickbeats The Red Giants Rip.smash • 2006

'The Red Giants' is a pleasant surprise to us. There’s a lot of resemblance with other artists, you can easily tell the influences, but through this background, they manage to create a style that will entertain every rap fan, soundin oh so smooth to the ear.

POSTED 04|01|2006
Jesse West
Jesse West No Prisoners Motown • 1989

It’s 1989 and Jesse West is on a warpath (besides T La Rock ;). The NY rapper took the mic, his weapon of freedom, and threw on his favourite t-shirt with the subscription 'Africa Must be Free'. He’s a renegade with a cause.

POSTED 08|28|2004
Jive Cuttah
Jive Cuttah The Helekwom Helekwom • 2005

This album is something you’re not going to play everyday, but it’s worth a listen now and then. After all, it ain’t all gotta be about the girls, the booze and (for God’s sake) cars. This only shows the versatility of hip-hop and how far one can go with it. Listening to 'The Helekwom' is takin a look at the flipside of the average rap coin.

POSTED 02|18|2006
Jneiro Jarel
Jneiro Jarel Three Piece Puzzle Kindred Spirits • 2005

The spacey wickedness of Sun-Ra, the jazzy boom bap of A Tribe Called Quest and the reflection of Philadelphia’s impressive soul legacy are resonating through this album.

POSTED 03|05|2005
Joeski Love
Joeski Love Joe Cool Columbia • 1990

Between the recordings Joeski met Bomb Squad producer Hank Shocklee, who hooked him up with Hurby Luv Bug, who, at his turn, produced several cuts for this album. With Luv Bug’s style, add a big drop of Dana Dane and Slick Rick and you have the recipe for the Joe Cool album.

POSTED 01|06|2005
Jonwayne
Jonwayne Rap Album One Stones Throw Records • 2013

Write down his name, because Jonwayne might be the up-and-coming rapper. After a bunch of releases -with the three cassettes on Stones Throw Records as highlights- the 23-year old American has come up with a long-awaited album. Weird, confusing and not anything close to real hip-hop music. But also quite brilliant.

POSTED 11|04|2013
Jonwayne
Jonwayne Concert Review AB Brussels • 20.01.2014

Despite being a relatively new name in the game, the Brussels show had been sold out for a week. On what’s scientifically proven to be the calendar year’s most depressing day, no less...

POSTED 01|30|2014
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