Alternative Hip-Hop

Alternative hip-hop refuses to conform to any of the traditional stereotypes of rap, blurring genres, drawing equally from funk and pop/rock, as well as jazz, soul, reggae, and even folk.

Relax

Das Racist: Relax

There's been plenty of joke rap throughout the years. Two Live Jews come to mind. And The Trilambs. And those 2 Live Crew idiots. The questions is whether Das R...
Mr. Hood

K.M.D: Mr. Hood

I can remember when I first got this album on tape way back in the day. I sat in the Carl's Jr. parking lot next to Rip City Skateboards, listening to my car st...
Primitive Plus

Edan: Primitve Plus

Edan has come out in his debut as a man on a mission to bring the old school to the new school. Cuttin' and scratchin' is all over the place, all sunk in layers...
None Shall Pass

Aesop Rock: None Shall Pass

"Puppies pushing sniffles?" I’m not sure what it means, but I love this album. Dark and dense, but also bumping and artistic. This kind of record makes that Cas...
Labor Days

Aesop Rock: Labor Days

Despite the incredible density of Aesop's rhyme style, I never seem to get sick of his twisted twistiness. In an age of crap-ass Casio keyboard noodlings (I'm t...
Bazooka Tooth

Aesop Rock: Bazooka Tooth

Whut in thee hell? I honestly have no idea what this kook is talking about (like the album title, Bazooka Tooth, isn't clue enough) but like other nonsense guys...
Hello Nasty

Beastie Boys: Hello Nasty

I couldn't help but think after first listening to this album that these guys had taken a step backward. Granted, it had been four years since Ill Communication...
Play With Toys

Basehead: Play with Toys

For some reason I used to use this one to get the ladies in the mood. I think it was the only mellow disc I owned. Otherwise, most women aren't turned on by wei...