Q-Tip re-emerges with his first solo record in nine years.
The smooth MC celebrates his album-release party.
Ten good live moments in South Florida this year.
Eardrum (Blacksmith/Warner Bros.)
Desire (SRC/Universal Motown)
The Rock the Bells tour brings a dream cast of hip-hop heroes, just for one day
MC, community activist, and Kendall native, Brimstone is serious about the history of Miami's hip-hop culture
Hip-Hop Lives (Koch)
The Five Percent Album (Babygrande Records)
Peanut Butter Wolf's return is overshadowed by Jay Dee's death
Def Jux reasserts its status as this decade's most important independent hip-hop label
Talib Kweli talks about the state of hip-hop
Ice Palace Studios, Wednesday, March 23
The Brass King
The New Danger Geffen
Fifteen years down the line, De La Soul is still shining, still grinding
With Slam Bush, the hip-hop generation descends on a hurricane-plagued swing state
Fire in the Hole Babygrande
The Source Awards is growing more inclusive -- but not too inclusive
Dead Prez battles record companies and the white power structure
It's big pimpin', spendin' G's
The Sugar Hill Gang and the label that made them famous
Nia (Quannum Projects)
The Jungle Brothers look to drum and bass for inspiration
Handsome Boy Modeling School, Calypso at Midnight!