photo by William HernandezGang Starr headlining the 2003 Soulfrito Festival in Miami. My first memory of Gang Starr, the legendary duo of MC Guru and DJ Premier, comes from mid- to late 1992. I was living in Colombia and had a friend with a satellite TV who recorded hip-hop videos from BET's Rap ... More >>
The Sun Rises in the East is a classic hip-hop album from the early 1990s. It is chock full of great -- really, really great -- beats courtesy of DJ Premier and is almost flawless, other than the annoying and degrading track "Da Bichez." Jeru takes aim at commercial rap artists and record labels wit ... More >>
In the murky underworld of minimal techno, Todd Shillington a.k.a. Konrad Black has made a name for himself through perseverance and continuous innovation. A highly sought-after producer and remixer, this Vancouver native now operates out of the seminal Berlin scene and his Wagon Repair label has em ... More >>
Fat Joe returns with The Elephant in the Room.
BY ANDY VIHSTADT Jukebox Hero Cat Power turns on the Jukebox January 22. The mostly covers album (and bonus disc) will include a bit of everything from Hank Williams to the Hot Boys. Here’s the tracklisting. For those of you hoping for her rendition of “Hanging on the Telephone” from the C ... More >>
"Back in the Day" Remix (Sony)
DJ-Kicks: The Exclusives (!K7)
The Minstrel Show (Atlantic)
With Surrounded by Silence, Prefuse 73 continues to leap musical boundaries
My Mother and Father Were Astronauts Counterflow Recordings
The Blast Radius Brick
An Evening With the Sound Providers (ABB)
The Listening "ABB Records"
Soulshine "Koch/In the Paint"
All of the Above (Coup d'Etat)