Oh No – Dr. No’s Oxperiment

It’s safe to say that Oh No’s Dr. No’s Oxperiment is one of the most intriguing instrumental hip-hop albums that have been heard for some time. Or better yet, this album is one of the most interesting releases of 2007, in any genre. Why it’s so interesting is no surprise given that producer Oh No’s […]

Aloe Blacc – Shine Through

What you might want to know first and foremost about Aloe Blacc’s new album Shine Through is that it is not his heavily influenced hip-hop group Emanon. Nor does it follow in the footsteps of his guest spot on Oh No’s late-2004 debut album, or does it feature the superbly crafted conscious rhymes that he […]

MED – Push Comes to Shove

The West isn’t all about gangsta’s, Hoes, and low riders. Just ask Medaphoar; better known as MED. With his long-awaited debut album, released on the definitive indie label Stones Throw, he shows both that indie rappers can drop that Pop shit (check the banging drums and radio/club friendly fire of the Just Blaze produced Get […]