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A History of Violence

I guess Kid Cudi isn’t done addressing the criticism he took over his Canadian bitch nigga moment. I would blame Kanye West’s influence, but I know the Cudi type all too well. He exhibits the same dangerous combination of Eastern ...

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Kid Sister, Ultraviolet [REVIEW]

Kid Sister Ultraviolet (Universal Republic) Beats: L Lyrics: M Originality: M With a dearth of material coming from female rappers, Chicago’s own Kid Sister steps to the plate with her debut album, Ultraviolet. You may have caught the charismatic femcee in early 2008 on her ...

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A Loopy Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco never ceases to amaze me. As a rapper he ups the lyrical ante every time out. As an individual he is a living reminder that talent and intelligence are as incongruous as money and web impressions. Blitzen kicks ...

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Hey jealousy

An end of the decade confession: I'm a little bit jealous of Elliott Wilson. No, I don't have a thing for older women (nor do I think that's possible). No, I don't wish I had good hair like his. I don't ...

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O.C. & A.G., Back to Basics

If you hear someone talking about "Next Level" and the first thing that comes to mind is a video game or the last time you heard someone say, "You lack the minerals and vitamins," was at the doctor’s office, then ...

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