Nas: Life is Good – Review

  Few hip hop artists have managed to remain relevant after extended stints in the game. Even the most legendary of stalwarts (Rakim, Big Daddy Kane and Kool G Rap, for example)have failed to match the output that sparked their respective rises to prominence as they stumbled into the modern era; either holding onto tired … Continue reading

Kanye & Jay-Z: Watch The Throne Documentary

Kanye West and Jay-Z, two icons of modern hip-hop, are uniting to release the aptly named collab-album Watch the Throne. With the likes of Q-Tip and The Neptunes helming a number of tracks and guest appearances from OFWGKTA’s Frank Ocean and Jay’s squeeze Beyonce, this album could prove to be a real game-changer for the … Continue reading

Pharoahe Monch – W.A.R.

Idris Elba’s chilling opening sets the scene for what is both a thought provoking and refreshing hip-hop album. Pharoahe’s trademark complex, multi-syllabic lyricism is at odds with the monotonous drivel that has plagued hip-hop since the turn of the millennium. However, instead of selling out on this latest record, Pharoahe rails against the mainstream that … Continue reading

Tyler, The Creator – Goblin

I expected Tyler’s major label debut to be more accessible and inviting to the masses than his previous outing; a crossover effort featuring a toned down Tyler. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Not only is Goblin the natural sequel to Bastard, it surpasses its predecessor in delving further into the twisted psyche of Tyler … Continue reading

The Cool Kids – When Fish Ride Bicycles

Having a name as pretentious as The Cool Kids can be seen as setting the bar awfully high, fortunately, the laidback Chicago duo justify their moniker on this tightly-crafted debut album. Chuck Inglish and Mikey Rocks, the ‘Cool Kids’ in question, are in fine form alongside the likes of Ghostface Killah and Bun B. Although … Continue reading

Drapht Verbally Flawless at the Gov

Drapht’s star has been steadily rising since dropping his sophomore album Who am I in the Winter of ‘09. With a distinct styling and down to earth nature, the Perth born MC has accrued a substantial following across the country and they came in droves to witness an energetic performance at the Gov on Friday the 8th. … Continue reading

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