Between these, your BBQ playlist is covered: Big Boi's self-released offering (available here) is fairly self-explanatory and pretty stupendous; this blog-born Rammellzee mix, though, is equally essential for anyone looking to explore the dearly departed NYC hip-hop icon's back catalog beyond ... More >>
SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.
Dark Meat at last year's SXSW, photo by Rebecca Smeyne See, it's totally lame, don't worry, you're not missing a thing South by Southwest just firebombed everybody's inboxes with a partial list of names playing this year's barbecue-and-booze blitz. A quick scan reveals the midsize marquee names to ... More >>
Ostensibly mature indie-rappers woo baristas, unconvincingly
Major-Label Hip-Hop Records in Burying-Best-Tracks Shocker!
More kool, confounding things from Canada's most ambitious alt-rapper
Serge Gainsbourg, Lara Croft, blue-collar rapper, Saharan exilemeet Cops
The man who's reviewed 12,000 records reviews 32 shows in 30 days
Great white Northerner never-weres make a mountain out of a prole hill
Alt-rapping Perceptionists trade their black vocals so they can share their black lives
Waggish, gravel-talking Nova Scotia rube Buck 65 quenches his hip-hop hunger pains
Across the sky sheet the impossible birds in a steady illiterate movement homewards
Old dogs singin' slow songs and fairygodmotherfuckers for discerning dilettantes
Queer Eyes for the Great White North Sip That Yellow Snow
Rock And Rap Shows Bed-Spring Into Action
Out in the Burbs and Boonies, Hip-Hop Connects With Its Inner Weirdo