Hip Hop 101 Category

Friday 13 January, 2012

DWIGHT SPITZ: COUNT BASS D

Not getting the credit you deserve? Think yourself lucky that you aren’t Count Bass D.


Sunday 30 October, 2011

THE MOUSE & THE MASK: DANGERDOOM

Doom & Danger Mouse. Yes please.


Tuesday 25 October, 2011

FANTASTIC DAMAGE: EL-P

Approach this album with caution. It means to mess with your head and what it means to do it does.


Monday 24 October, 2011

De La Soul Is Dead: De La Soul

Is it time to re-appraise the second album from the one time day-glo daisy agers? Erm…yep!


Monday 17 October, 2011

MADVILLAINY: MADVILLAIN

MF Doom + Madlib = Madvillain. Better go get it!


Thursday 13 October, 2011

DJ Z-TRIP & DJ P: UNEASY LISTENING

Many years ago The Beatles invited us to roll up for a Magical Mystery Tour. I don’t think that they would have realised at the time that the magical mystery tour that they would be part of would be a stunning hip hop mix CD by a guy from Arizona.


Monday 03 October, 2011

A WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING: BLACK SHEEP

Hip Hop isn’t all about being a gangster and this excellent album from Black Sheep shows gangsta rappers just how it should be done.


Sunday 02 October, 2011

BREAKING ATOMS: MAIN SOURCE

Intelligent lyrics. Excellent breaks. Nas’ first appearance on record. Just some of the reasons why this album is solid gold.


Wednesday 21 September, 2011

The Horns of Jericho – Hijack

Listen to this and you’ll understand that this is a truly important album. Never mind what Idris told you (or rather didn’t tell you) while he wore that stupid hat. This album is the key milestone in the development of hip hop in this country…