Just when things seemed the same, and the whole scene is lame, I come and reign with the unexplained for the brains ‘til things change.
Can I rise? And get to the laugh, through the cries. While I’m alive, the projects, the hood through my eyes.
My posse come quick, because my posse got velocity.
The mic is cast to the floor and shapeshifted. Heavy as the hammer of Thor you can’t lift it.
Stripped down, subtle, sinister, superior hip hop.
Fight the power, indeed.
Hip hop that’s low key yet aggressive, gritty yet groovy, heavy yet accessible.
A hardcore underground gem from hip hop’s golden age.
Incredible underground hip hop with laid back jazz, funk, and r&b influences, fronted by one of the best MCs in hip hop history.
Jay-Z’s debut album has a great blend of rawness and tremendous vitality and energy.
High highs, consistently stellar production work, and A Game from our man. That being the M-E-T-H-O-D man.
Rap music for getting one’s head up.
While sprawling and uneven, this double album contains some of Tupac Shakur’s best artistic output.
Smart, blistering underground hip hop with ultra-tight flow.