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2007 Stories by Jordan Selbo

Archives: 2008 | 2007
  • Brother Ali

    published December 26, 2007

    The New Year's Eve party, as an established form of therapy, gives us a few magical hours to teeter on the edge between another disappointing... More >>

  • Eyedea and Abilities

    published December 19, 2007

    A duo with more local clout than Maher and Mourneau, E & A have been holding the Minneapolis underground scene down for damn near a decade, as a... More >>

  • Heiruspecs 10-Year Anniversary Show

    published December 19, 2007

    Even discounting the fact that the group has six members and tours damn near half of every year (two things which would cause most groups to break... More >>

  • Ghostface Killah

    published December 12, 2007

    GHOSTFACE KILLAH The Big Doe Rehab Def Jam Recordings From its inception inside... More >>

  • Wu Tang Clan

    published December 5, 2007

    Forget the absence of any major follow-ups among its members after a slew of debut masterpieces (disregarding Mr. Tony Starks); forget the... More >>

  • Doomtree Blowout III

    published December 5, 2007

    To hell with black Friday—Doomtree's third annual Blowout (blacker Friday?) is the holiday season's real value. For a modest sum, you will... More >>

  • Hezekiah

    published November 28, 2007

    HEZEKIAH I Predict a Riot Soulspazm/ Rawkus "I'm a revolutionary/Well, sorta,... More >>

  • Prof & Rahzwell; Interlock All Stars; M.anifest

    published November 28, 2007

    Celebrating the release of their upcoming Project Gampo in appropriate fashion, with a live show likely to evolve into a live party, Prof... More >>

  • 2K Sports Bounce Tour

    published November 28, 2007

    Stones Throw Records, like its brethren Def Jux to the east, has long been an institution for quality underground rap (whatever that means), an... More >>

  • Jay-Z

    published November 14, 2007

    JAY-Z American Gangster Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam It must be tough being gifted. For... More >>

  • Obie Trice

    published November 14, 2007

    Detroit is a proud city and an even prouder hip-hop city. As a general rule of thumb, the greater the plight of a people and their environs, the... More >>

  • Little Brother

    published November 7, 2007

    LITTLE BROTHERGet Back ABB Records 2003's... More >>

  • Atmosphere

    published November 7, 2007

    Everybody Loves a Clown Tour with Atmosphere, Grayskul, and Mac Lethal First Avenue More >>

  • Del tha Funky Homosapien; Devin the Dude

    published October 24, 2007

    If everything you know about Del is from his involvement in the innovative but cutesy side projects Deltron 3030 and Gorillaz, you're missing the... More >>

  • DJ Krush

    published October 10, 2007

    Perhaps one of the first international citizens of hip hop (disregarding, for a moment, Bam's always global-minded Zulu Nation), DJ Krush has been... More >>

  • Panacea

    published October 3, 2007

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  • Robber Barons

    published September 26, 2007

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  • C-Bo

    published September 12, 2007

    Since 1993, C-Bo has been holding down the more extreme end of gangsta rap, a style of doom and gloom that takes the subgenre's callous nihilism... More >>

  • Haystak

    published September 5, 2007

    As much as Nashville-centered rapper Haystak seemingly exploits his whiteness (with albums including Car Fulla White Boys and Portrait... More >>

  • Rock the Bells (Wu Tang)

    published August 29, 2007

    Better Than: A sharp stick in the eye, as I always say. More >>

  • Chamillionaire

    published August 29, 2007

    If you only know Houston-bred rapper Chamillionaire through last year's mega-hit "Ridin" (a song converted into purportedly the biggest selling... More >>

  • Wise Intelligent: The Talented Timothy Taylor: Back 2 School (1st Period)

    published August 15, 2007

    Wise Intelligent The Talented Timothy Taylor: Back 2 School (1st Period) Shaman Work... More >>

  • Cool Cee Brown: Magnificent Bastard

    published August 8, 2007

    Cool Cee Brown Magnificent Bastard Black Broadway Are the archetypes of the gangsta... More >>

  • T.I.: T.I. vs T.I.P.

    published July 18, 2007

    T.I. T.I. vs T.I.P. Grand Hustle/Atlantic They say royalty's got it rough—I... More >>

  • Pharoahe Monch: Desire

    published July 11, 2007

    Pharoahe Monch Desire SRC/Universal Motown To get it out of the way—the... More >>

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