Angie Romero

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  • 10 years ago

    The first time Rich Harrison heard Amerie Rogers sing was in a car parked by a McDonald's restaurant near Howard University. It was February of 2000, and Amerie was a sophomore at Georgetown University working toward a major in English and a minor...

  • 10 years ago | Reviews

    Two years ago few outside Houston's mixtape circuit seemed to know who Mike Jones was. In fact one of Jones's favorite anecdotes is how he used to go to local strip clubs and hand out his demo, trying to get people to listen. Often the response wo...

  • 10 years ago | Reviews

    Mexican alt-rockers Cafe Tacuba present their fans with Un Viaje (A Journey), a live two-disc/DVD chronicling their fifteen years in the game. For those who haven't experienced them live, this is a chance to witness their pleasantly anarchic sound...

  • 10 years ago | Reviews

    Internationally revered as "the Philosopher of Rap," Vico C constantly feels the need to get things off his chest. On Desahogo (Purging), a mélange of island-inspired instrumentation (salsa, reggaeton), the boricua with a complex soul, who ...

  • 11 years ago | Reviews

    Nasir Jones has often said he will never make another Illmatic. But just because fans came to accept that his 1994 classic couldn't be replicated doesn't mean they stopped demanding excellence from Queensbridge's most visionary MC. In fact, it jus...

  • 11 years ago | Reviews

    Though there were inklings of T.I.'s breadth on his previous discs, it's Urban Legend, his third, that validates his claim to be "King of the South." Tip's clever, swaggering verses flow copiously through songs as disparate as the quirky Pharell h...