Hip-hop

The Tipping Point for Joyce Manor

Jon Reiss |
02.23.2011
Joyce Manor’s Constant Headache EP was one of a handful of punk records from last year that seemed to represent a wholly modern and new take on punk rock, an often easily ghetto... ...read more

A Cee-Lo State of Mind: The Summer in Hip-Hop

Jon Reiss |
10.04.2010
Leaves are falling, bellies are bulging and good television is returning-the summer is a distant memory.  So what better time to review what happened in hip-hop during summer ... ...read more
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Planting the Seeds: An Interview with Astronautalis

Jon Reiss |
08.18.2010
In keeping with the ongoing debate about the current state of hip-hop, this week I offer evidence of the genre’s strength and relevance. 2009 was an interesting year for ... ...read more

Hip-Hop Superstars Honor 2 Live Crew, Sing Karaoke

Jon Reiss |
08.05.2010
A couple weeks ago I watched a rerun of VH1′s 7th annual Hip Hop Honors (which originally ran in June). I’ve always thought the whole shindig was just an excuse to ... ...read more
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Long Stick Fizzle Out: Hip-Hop’s Decline and Re-emergence

Jon Reiss |
07.04.2010
What has become of hip-hop? Rap music as we know it is on the decline. Just take a look at the Billboard charts: The highest charting hip-hop single, “Nothin’ on Yo... ...read more
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Eminem’s “Recovery”: His Best Bad Record

Jon Reiss |
06.21.2010
SPIN magazine just voted Eminem’s “The Marshal Mathers LP” the 65th best album of the past 25 years. For me, mention of that record always evokes two things: m... ...read more

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