Hip-hop's senior generation of critics will argue that 25 years of corporate greed killed the music's true spirit. Harder to find a critic who'll admit that hip-hop's quarantine of all things feminine has atrophied the music. It isn't simply women. Hip-hop excludes tenderness, quietude, sentiment, sensitivity, and weakness. That's what makes Jean Grae, a 10-year vet retrofitted for her second album by Okayplayer, hip-hop's... More >>>