Craig Jenkins delivers like an 80-lb. baby. You’ve probably read a heap of prose glowingly anointing Roc Marciano’s Reloaded as one of 2012’s best hip-hop releases (true) but quietly intimating that this was achieved in part by Roc adhering to a style and standard of rap whose last hurrah on terrestrial radio was 1997 (not […]
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Craig Jenkins. Real name. No gimmicks. Peter Rosenberg’s jab at Nicki Minaj’s “Starships” at Hot 97’s Summer Jam damn near sparked this generation’s own “Disco Sucks” campaign among underground hip-hop’s defenders of the faith. Fans of pop and electronic dance music see the march of those genre’s values into hip-hop as a chance to bust […]
Craig Jenkins is the Yojimbo of this rap writing thing. The music writer’s constant quest to discover, process, and categorize new artists plays out like a taxonomist cataloging new species. As much as we love to witness the birth of a new mutation, we carry out the dead with similar zeal. I should know. I […]