Category Archives: Commentary

The Tortoise & The Crow: Triple Album by The Grouch & Eligh

As hip-hop naturally changes over time, it becomes more challenging for artists and listeners to maintain a mutual commitment towards each other, especially when styles and personal tastes evolve. When I think of two rappers who have successfully maintained a … Continue reading

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Top 10 Favorite Hip-Hop Songs of 2013

It’s always refreshing to look back and appreciate quality hip-hop music that comes out, especially since nowadays it becomes harder to filter out the garbage.  Now that 2013 is over, here is my list of Top 10 Favorite Hip-Hop Songs … Continue reading

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Why Kendrick Lamar’s “Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City” Album Is A Classic

It’s been one year since Kendrick Lamar released his major label debut album Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, and since then the hip-hop community has branded it as an undisputed classic.  On top of that, I would say it’s one of … Continue reading

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Happy 20th Anniversary to Black Moon’s “Enta Da Stage” Album

There’s a good reason why the first track off my Impressions album is a tribute to Black Moon.  If you ask a hip-hop junkie to list the most important artists to contribute to the 90s hip-hop renaissance, only a n00b … Continue reading

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Worst Beat-Jacking Song Ever

Have you ever heard a case of beat-jacking that made you cringe?  I usually shrug off songs that lack originality, but once in a blue moon I hear a song that forces me to ask what the hell the producer … Continue reading

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What Is Biting? A Simple Definition

“Biting” is quite a broad term, often overused.  It is never used in a positive way to describe a song, and nobody ever wants to be accused of it.  Every producer has his or her own thoughts of what constitutes … Continue reading

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J Dilla Changed My Life

Introduction Six years ago, the entire hip-hop community was stunned and saddened by the death of James Dewitt Yancey, better known as J Dilla.  The legendary producer had passed away due to severe complications of a rare blood disease.  He … Continue reading

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