Rap/Hip-Hop

RTJ4

Run the Jewels: RTJ4

These Gen Z kids don't really appreciate what hip hop is supposed to be. Says the white-guy Gen Xer. But, seriously, there's an art to it that seems to be lost in this...
uknowhatimsayin

Danny Brown: uknowhatimsayin¿

Danny Brown is like 2010’s version of Funkdoobiest mixed with like Ol' Dirty Bastard on acid. I was enamored with him when I first heard his insane “Stoned is the way of the...
IGOR

Tyler, The Creator: IGOR

I have so little reference when it comes to stuff like IGOR. It isn't really hip hop. Though maybe it is? It sounds more like DJ Shadow's Entroducing.... than it does...
Testerossa

Yoni & Geti: Testarossa

Testarossa is a very specific reference for males of a certain age. So is Countach. I had posters of both on my wall as an adolescent. The Testarossa was on a p...
NehruvianDoom

NehruvianDOOM: NehruvianDOOM

I am a sucker for a certain era of rap. It's mostly early nineties into the mid-nineties. The rappers back then decided that because they're music was based on ...
Dark Comedy

Open Mike Eagle: Dark Comedy

A better name than Childish Gambino, Open Mike Eagle didn't actually use a Wu-Tang Name Generator to create his stage name. His name is actually Mike Eagle and ...
Have a Nice life

Murs: Have a Nice Life

The humble brag isn't a good look for a rapper. That's how Murs starts off this album with an odd God-centric track that basically talks about his comfy life, h...
Stakes Is High

De La Soul: Stakes Is High

Ah, De La's much maligned fourth album. For some reason, people and writers have said that De La went "hardcore" on this album. Uh, okay, if hardcore includes s...