"Return to the 36 Chambers", the abandonment of conventional singing and rapping techniques
Category: Album reviews
The bohemian and carefree philosophy of A Tribe Called Quest
"People Instinctive's Travels and The Path of Rhythm", the Daisy Age imprint
The moody G-Funk of MC Eiht
"We Come Strapped", the story of a ruthless gangster
The cynical violence of Notorious B.I.G.
"Ready To Die", the art of storytelling gangster of New York
Chingy’s slot machine
"Jackpot", the Southern banger made in Saint Louis
The hazy and devastating storm of O.G.C.
"Da Storm", the forgotten rainstorm of Duck Down
The afro-centric mischief of the Jungle Brothers
"Straight Out The Jungle", the emerging philosophy of the Native Tongues
The hope of the savior of the rap game Lupe Fiasco
"Food & Liquors", a fresh wind in a lost Hip Hop
The reconnaissance of musical genius of The Fugues
"The Score", a clever mix of Hip Hop, Soul and Reggae
Handsome Boy Modeling School’s anti-consumerist comedy
"So... How's Your Girl?", a concept inspired by a TV series
Kno’s dark and morbid melancholy
"Death Is Silent", the path to a slow death
Cam’Ron’s mainstream explosion
"Come Home With Me", the tour of the streets of Harlem
Nas’s false introspective promise
"I Am", the autobiographical story that gets lost in its commercial intent
The candid beauty of Eye Know by De La Soul
A title as inventive as it is transgressive
Black Moon’s brutal entrance on da stage
The filthy and furious revolution, "Enta Da Stage"
Stomy Busgy’s comical ego-trips
"Le Calibre Qu'il Te Faut", a French-style mafia comedy
Organized Konfusion’s poetic lamentations
"The Equinox", a powerful boom bap with aggressive fury
8Ball & MJG’s rise to the top of the world
"On The Top of the World", the Funk made in Memphis
The Nonce’s ephemeral beauty
"World Ultimate", a hypnotic and elusive charm
The pure elegance of Slum Village
A low frequency soundprint, "Fantastic Vol. 2"
Obie Trice, real name, no gimmicks !
"Cheers", the Detroit rapper's humble performance
Brand Nubian’s candid activism
The magic of the beginning, "One For All"
The spiritual poetry of Goodie Mob
A sticky and melancholic "Soul Food"
Music & Me, Nate Dogg
Nate's captivating voice dedicated to his love for music
At The Speed Of Life, Xzibit
Raw punchlines for an introspective album
Regulate… G Funk Era, Warren G
A melodious and relaxed G-Funk for a timeless classic
No One Can Do It Better, The D.O.C.
No one could do it better than The DOC at that time
Lord Willin, Clipse
The Neptunian avant-garde touch for a tough "drug rap"
Deltron 3030, Deltron 3030
Epic adventures in a cyber-punk atmosphere for a powerful social message
Daily Operation, Gang Starr
The symbiosis of the rapper and the producer on a jazzy and raw boom bap