Def Jux reasserts its status as this decade's most important independent hip-hop label
With Surrounded by Silence, Prefuse 73 continues to leap musical boundaries
Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming and dig this year's buried black-music treasures.
White People Elektra
Live! In Tune and On Time (Geffen)
Basshead searches for Murs at SXSW in the midst of a race-fueled controversy
All of the Above (Coup d'Etat)
On Live Human, Elefish Jellyphant, and more
U-God on the Wu-Tang Clan's little quality-control problem
Lessons for aspiring studs
Handsome Boy Modeling School, Calypso at Midnight!