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.

Beauty and the Beat

Edan: Beauty and the Beat

Trippy, layered and hypnotic, somehow Edan has found ways to continue to sample crap from all over the place. While his contemporaries are pounding out looped t...
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...