Noise Pollution returns with a look at Cincinnati standouts The Ophelias.
Ben Grenrock looks back at cLOUDDEAD's self-titled avant-rap classic.
Yoni & Geti's "Madeline" is one of the best songs off their self-titled album.
Will Schube swears your clique sounds like episode of Glee It’s been strange watching Yoni Wolf mature from a disillusioned, heartbreaking/broken rapper into a full-on adult pop singer. The vulnerable, cynical, scathing Wolf seems to have disappeared as he approaches middle age, but his replacement, a podcast-making, transparent singer intent on bettering himself is a […]
The name “Anticon” has always been a code for how you viewed what hip hop could be, not how it should sound. Last year, Anticon celebrated their 15th anniversary. Unlike their contemporaries Stones Throw, Def Jux, and Rhymesayers, there were no documentaries, festivals, or goodbye parties thrown in their honor. It’s hard to celebrate an […]
Will Schube spells cotton candy anyway you like it Yoni Wolf, frontman for rap/pop (or whatever genre the band’s dipping their toes into at any particular moment) group WHY? is going out on a solo tour with Serengeti. Both of these dudes are really good at what they do—but the ways in which each present […]
Max Bell also wishes a happy birthday to Slick Rick the Ruler. Doe B was gunned down outside a Montgomery club in December. A twenty-two-year-old gone too soon, still relishing the success of his first mixtape and on the verge of releasing his Grand Hustle/Interscope debut. As his last retweet revealed, he felt “GREAT.” All […]
The man known to Rabbinical scholars as David Cohn drops C.A.R. today on Anticon. In conjunction with its release, Anticon dropped a Soundcloud stream to “Geti Life,” my favorite song from the record. According to this track, “Geti Life” means laying next to the sweaty wife, having a huge nose like ‘that girl on Blossom,’ […]
Willie Schube also pops at The Tape. After a brief and fairly disappointing detour into the world of soft/art-pop/rock, Yoni Wolf and his cohorts are back with a dive into the folk-hop genre that the dude basically pioneered. After WHY? released Alopecia in 2008—a record full of angst-y, self-loathing and extremely clever raps—the group plowed […]