Talib Kweli has always been known as a “conscious rapper.” It’s a label that has been both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, Kweli has long been recognized for his lyrical prowess…
After decades in the game, but only two official albums, can R.A. the Rugged Man affirm the legendary status he grants himself in the title of his newest record? ‘Legends Never Die’ is purist-rap in its purest form, of the highest caliber.
If this is your first encounter with Chancelor Bennet, here’s a bio in 140 characters: Suspended from high school for 10 days. Goes on a recording tear. The outcome? A solid mixtape titled 10 Day. Becomes a local hero.
Talib’s Prisoner of Conscious is coming out May 7th, and leak season for his long-awaited album is in full swing. This one is of particular interest to anyone who’s in the market for some so-called…
Don’t expect ‘Twelve Reasons To Die’ to be a coming-of-age tale detailing how a young Dennis Coles became a global rap icon, we’re dealing with the myth of Ghostface Killah here. A myth filled with violence, betrayal and vengeance, set to a score straight out of ’70s Italian cinema.
Durag Dynasty, the collaboration between producer The Alchemist and rappers Planet Asia, Killer Ben and TriState, is finally here. Are their grimy beats and gully raps enough to entertain throughout 360 Waves’ entire duration though?
King Remembered In Time is Big K.R.I.T.’s first full-length serving since his debut album, Live From the Underground. How has K.R.I.T. been doing since his debut? Read on as TRU breaks down his self-reflective mixtape.…
The verdict on Tyler, the Creator’s Wolf.
Somebody needs to shit in this guy’s cereal bowl more often. Who knows, it might just coax another great record out of him.
After several years of label entanglements, delays, and false starts, most hip hop fans either gave up on the album or forgot about it entirely. Now that it’s here, the question is, was ‘The Nacirema Dream’ worth the wait?
After a career of nearly a decade and a half you can pretty much know what to expect from the three Canadians who make up Swollen Members: Hard, horrorcore-oriented rap that’s not meant for tender souls. Their tenth album ‘Beautiful Death Machine should prove if there’s still life left in that formula.
Wayne’s 10th studio album I Am Not a Human Being II, is his first since he released Tha Carter IV in August 2011. Did Wayne’s time off allow for a rejuvenated effort? Read on for TRU’s verdict.