It may seem greedy, but we couldn't confine ourselves to fewer than 13 riotous / melodious / prodigious records
Kwame Tsikata’s Journey from West Africa To Just West of the Mississippi
Hip Hop's Big Rock-the-Bells Thinkers Break Free from Industry Shackles.
Wrong image, wrong religion, wrong city: Meet Brother Ali, hip hop's unlikely savior
Slug and Ant bring Atmosphere back home
What new DVDs by the Roots and Dolly Parton tell us about hip hop and country music's parallel lines
Checking in with some Minnesota music makers
Chicano Revolutionaries and an albino Muslim give the Rhymesayers something new to say
Excavating hip hop's history with the Roots
Smokin' Grooves lights up hip hop's crossover crowd
Blackalicious Reach Their Thirties and Mature Their Sound
White rapper Everlast gets in touch with the raw roots of black blues
Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek gather everyone from Nelson Mandela to Rick James under the hip-hop tent
The oldest crew out of Minneapolis drops the boldest, most self-possessed hip-hop album of the year
De La Soul rise from the dead yet again to rally all hip hop's oddballs and misfits
The teenage Heiruspecs put live horns and guitars back into hip hop
After 12 years on the fringes of pop, hip hop, and techno, Jungle Brothers crash all three with V.I.P.
An open letter on the indomitability of hip hop to my high school economics teacher
Hip hop's morph master Kool Keith raps about beauty, porn, and life without bodyguards
Underappreciated hip hoppers the Roots put their sound together on the new album Things Fall Apart
Back to Middle School: Wild Pitch reissues hip-hop classics by Gang Starr, the UMC's, Main Source, and Lord Finesse.
Life After Death
The Jungle Brothers' careful return to hip hop.