Braden Ruddy

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  • 7 years ago | Reviews

    Rachid Taha's music treads a distinct line between two worlds, rooted in his experiences as an Algerian immigrant living in France. For those unfamiliar with the 49-year-old foreign star, he's been rocking out with a punk sensibility since the ear...

  • 7 years ago | Concerts

    The Morning Of is a sextet of fresh-faced indie youngsters from upstate New York who have suddenly found themselves waking up on the sunny national stage. Boasting major distribution via their label, Tragic Hero Records (which was recently absorbe...

  • 8 years ago | Reviews

    It's not strange that Prodigy's second solo release, Return of the Mac, is a gritty, New York-centric quest to maintain order in an increasingly hip-pop driven world. What is surprising is that, after his group, Mobb Deep, signed on with 50 Cent's...

  • 8 years ago | Reviews

    After a six-year recording hiatus, Redman returns to the mike with the engaging and stimulating, yet not particularly memorable, release Red Gone Wild. Languishing for more than a year on the proverbial Def Jam shelf, this album is plagued by the ...

  • 8 years ago | Reviews

    The least known and perhaps most talented son of Bob Marley is finally stepping into the limelight. Though Stephen Marley is usually working behind the scenes on his family members' projects, his long-awaited solo effort, Mind Control, lives up to...

  • 8 years ago | Reviews

    Rebel music is ensconced in the DNA of Malian nomad group Tinariwen. Started in the early Eighties as a band of drifters-turned-guerrilla musicians, this septet of African blues players is essentially a group of political refugees creating its own...

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