Mixtape Review: 88 Keys’ Adam Case Files
JLBarrow • June 19, 2008 • 1 Comment

The beats are appealingly soulful, often built on stuttered samples chopped 9th Wonder style. A few of the emcees work well with Keys' sound and effectively play off the themes that

CD Review: N.E.R.D’s Seeing Sounds
JLBarrow • June 11, 2008 • No Comments

Chuckling is involuntary during “Everyone Nose” with its chant of “all the girls standing in the line for the bathroom,” but “Windows” sounds like it was trying too hard to

CD Review: J-Live’s Then What Happened?
JLBarrow • June 08, 2008 • No Comments

Disclaimer, this is not an objective review which is why it's taken so long to write it. I know J-Live, have spoken to him on many occasions. I only even

Bun B’s 2 Trill Recruits Underground Kings
JLBarrow • May 19, 2008 • No Comments

With an O.G. flow and to-the-point lyrical content Bun B has established himself as one of the South's elder statesmen on the microphone. For his second solo CD,

Review: Buckshot and 9th Wonder’s The Formula
JLBarrow • April 29, 2008 • No Comments

“Some of your LPs/stand for ‘long punishment’ ” – Buckshot, “No Future” If it ain't broke don't fix it.

Jay-Z Get’s Mobbed: Hasan Insane’s “Black Caesar” Mixtape
JLBarrow • April 15, 2008 • No Comments

After crafting audible treats like an "Allure" remix with a sick saxophone and 16 bars from Nas for the An American Gangster Mixtape producer/DJ Hasan Insane is

Daily Conversation: The best produced album you’ve never heard
JLBarrow • March 28, 2008 • 1 Comment

I'm officially a sleeper. I'd met this brother Torae on two different occasions and politely gave him a pound each time before registering who exactly he was. But rather than

Pete Rock takes over for Eli Manning
JLBarrow • March 05, 2008 • No Comments

"I should have called this New York Giants!" Pete told a crowd recently, and he's right... Everyone from NY knows that our relationship with "new york's finest" (aka the police) is