Talib Kweli – Fuck the Money (Album Review)

As a premier player in the late 90’s/early 00’s Soulquarian movement, Talib Kweli has bestowed the rap game with a conscious and critical voice for years. His role is very much that of a mature adult offering sage advice for budding generations. His solo debut, Train of Thought (2000), lead us down alleys of fatherhood in Memories Live and […]

Statik Selektah – Lucky 7 (Album Review)

Spinning a Statik Selektah record is like attending a block party in Boston, Massachusetts: it’s packed with people, there’s a seemingly endless number of beats, and everybody gets their turn on the mic. Since his initial LP, Spell My Name Right (2007), Statik Selektah’s drawing power has been in his textured sample-based beats and his legendary ensemble of rappers, including: Q-Tip, […]