Pete Tosiello looks at the new records from Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and Jadakiss, trying to find merit in artists past their prime.
If I was a rapper with a budget, I would fork over cash for features to only a few: Freddie Gibbs, Gunplay, Roc Marciano, Kendrick Lamar, or Schoolboy Q. Even when those guys mail in a verse, it still somehow sounds better than 99.9 percent of their peers — so much that I am contractually […]
Kiss the Villain Goodbye February 21, 2012
The odds of Madlib, Doom and Jadakiss getting into the booth together at the same time are about the same as entering a telephone booth that time travels (word to William S. Preston). The Beat Konducta has been even more quiet than usual of late, so it’s nice to see him back and blunted. “Doom […]
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Abe Beame can imitate the Jadakiss cackle with his eyes closed. Within New York, there’s a demographic comprised of hood dudes who practice an orthodox strain of Hip Hop. If you ask them and more likely if you don’t, they will tell you with a straight face that Big Mike, DjJ Envy and Tapemasters Inc.’s […]
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