Jordan Selbo

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  • 7 years ago | Reviews

    Going down that old Tobacco Road to explore weighty issues of religion, self-worth, history, and socioeconomics, all under the framework of the Southern-to-Northern migration experience, it would seem that Seattle duo Common Market have laid down ...

  • 7 years ago | Reviews

    There's a thin line in hip hop between engaging contradiction and hypocritical convolution, and a grand tradition of both. For the former, see KRS's educated gangsta diatribes or Grand Puba's Five Percenter lothario put-ons. For the latter, refere...

  • 7 years ago | Essays

    My mission seemed impractical, if not downright quixotic: get down with five shows over four days in a whirlwind effort to synthesize a neat little encapsulation of the Twin Cities' rap scene. The journey would take me from the unconventional (a s...

  • 7 years ago | Reviews

    PROF Kaiser Von Powderhorn Interlock Records Like the savior in these last days, you should know Prof by now. All you sleepyheads rest easy; he's still on his "Rocket Man mission," even though dude's already miles above the game. Maybe that's why ...

  • 8 years ago | Reviews

    BIG TROUBLE FEATURING CRESCENT MOON Crescent Moon Is in Big Trouble Afternoon Records Big Trouble's latest EP is above all a mood piece, evoking themes of restlessness, neglect, and a quiet acceptance of life's tragedies. It's a six-song, 32-minut...

  • 8 years ago | Reviews

    ATMOSPHERE Strictly Leakage free download Sweet post-holiday stocking stuffer or iPod space waster? That should be the only relevant question when discussing a free 13-song "album" from T.C.'s established rap statesmen; even if it sucks, it's only...

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