Hip Hop – R&B – Soul

Clams Casino – Instrumental Mixtape 2

Clams Casino – Instrumental Mixtape 2

Last year’s Instrumental Mixtape – the first full length release from New Jersey-based producer Clams Casino – was an impressive statement of intent from 24 year old Mike Volpe; not only did it succeed in throwing hip-hop heads and electronic nerds a rare piece of common ground, but more importantly...

Review by Lemon
Death Grips – The Money Store

Death Grips – The Money Store

Kwame says, “Rap is the new Black Metal.” And he’s right. At least, I think he is. To be fair, when he says that, he’s usually talking about Dipset and then, often, referring specifically to Juelz Santana whose lyrical predilection for the unparalleled intimacy of stabbing a motherfucker over the...

Review by Charles
WZRD (Kid Cudi + Dot da Genius) – WZRD

WZRD (Kid Cudi + Dot da Genius) – WZRD

Ooh ooh ooh! This is exciting. Not the album, of course, but which analogy should I choose to go with to describe how painfully dull WZRD is? WZRD is the rock project from Kid Cudi and producer Dot da Genius – and being the analogy slut that I am, WZRD...

Review by Delicious
Die Antwoord – Ten$ion

Die Antwoord – Ten$ion

Die Antwoord is a very visual band. Since their 2010 unearthing, this South African quasi ironic rap group has been hinged on the visual accompaniment to their music. Die Artwoord’s style is an artful blend of low culture, folk elements and batshit crazy occultism which intends to entertain as much...

Review by Kaptain Carbon
Common – The Dreamer/The Believer

Common – The Dreamer/The Believer

Common perplexes me. On one end of the earth, the man has made some great hip hop. Go is one of those start-to-finish listens and easily one of my favorite hip hop albums of all time. That’s not really much of a statement however; I have to believe anyone with...

Review by Delicious
Drake – Take Care

Drake – Take Care

Drake Drake Drake, I get it; fall is over, sunshine, warm weather…hope – all in the rearview mirror. I know these next few months are cold, drippy and downright stressful. I mean, do you know how fucking hard it is to go grocery shopping in the rain? Waiting for the...

Review by Delicious
Evidence – Cats & Dogs

Evidence – Cats & Dogs

This album is extremely necessary to the world of hip hop and the music universe. And never has a sentence been more true for a “better than mediocre” album. You all know Evidence from his days with Dilated Peoples and the just-above-underground, “did that one song with Kanye” – collective...

Review by Delicious
Wugazi – 13 Chambers

Wugazi – 13 Chambers

Holy shit…I love free albums. Let me amend that last statement. I appreciate when albums are offered for free despite the obvious level of work put into the product. Wugazi is a project unsurprisingly combining the work of post punk anti-idols Fugazi and hip hop icons The Wu Tang Clan....

Review by Kaptain Carbon