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Guru

Guru

With a 20 year career and a slew of revered LP’s under his belt, Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal has soldered his honeyed timbre to Hip Hop’s very DNA. While his partnership with Premier still remains the template for rap authenticity, his Jazzmatazz outfit continues to turn up genre bending surprises.

Black Milk - Give the Drummer Some / The Matrix CD [Fat Beats]

Black Milk – Give the Drummer Some / The Matrix CD [Fat Beats]

Considering everyone’s riding his dick like his nuts have handle bars it’s a controversial point of view; but I think new Detroit poster boy Black Milk is overrated. Some of his stuff is nice - his early dalliances with Slum Village turned up a few gems as did his debut Sound of the City and the Broken Wax EP, particularly the heavy cut Danger. But his feverishly feted sophomore LP left me a bit cold. Maybe I’m just a fussy bastard but I don’t see what all the fanfare is about.

Nas

Nas

Nas is one of Hip-Hop’s seminal artists; with his groundbreaking 1994 album ‘Illmatic’ produced by Hip-Hop Heavyweights Large Professor, DJ Premier, Pete Rock and Q-Tip he introduced us to his poetic narrative style flow. 2008 Nas released the controversially titled ‘Nigger’ album on his own Jones Experience Label under the Def Jam umbrella and became The Face of Fila. With a seven minute slot, Lady A.i. speaks to the man himself...