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Underground Kingz | Jive
Underground Kingz is not quite an instant classic, but it would be hard to deny that UGK have reclaimed their throne.
By: MATTHEW GASTEIER  |  September 18, 2007


Talib Kweli

Ear Drum | Warner Bros.
Ear Drum doesn’t reach the highs of that far more ambitious and sprawling album, but it’s a welcome return to form.
By: MATTHEW GASTEIER  |  August 20, 2007


Skill ride

Pharoahe Monch’s timely return
All it took was a Godzilla sample and a simple, forceful “Simon says get the fuck up” for Pharoahe Monch to leave his mark on hip-hop history.
By: MATTHEW GASTEIER  |  July 17, 2007


The hate-love-hate cycle

Inescapable seasonal charttoppers
The field is already packed with newcomers and veterans alike, all aiming to knock down my standards of good taste and respectability . . .
By: MATTHEW GASTEIER  |  June 18, 2007


Dizzee Rascal

Maths + English | XL
Boy in da Corner may be the classic Dizzee will be forced to chase for the rest of his career.
By: MATTHEW GASTEIER  |  June 12, 2007
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