Dilated Peoples, Neighborhood Watch, Capitol

Who exactly is watching this neighborhood? Dilated Peoples are apparently paying too much attention to the mainstream of hip hop, due to the fact that this album sounds like a sell-out in progress. The meaningful and interesting flow and lyrical content that helped establish Dilated People (their lyrical flow (more…) Read More

Lenny Kravtiz, Baptism, Virgin

When Lenny Kravitz covered “American Woman” (poorly I might add), he entered into a realm of cheese from which he never really emerged. From that point on, Mr. Kravitz has always lurked in the background, not really providing much reason to pay attention. Baptism (Lenny’s latest) is boring and bland, lacking (more…) Read More

Kelis, Tasty, Arista

Kelis may not be the name on everyone’s lips, like a Missy, Christina, or Jessica, but that doesn’t mean she shouldn’t be. Her latest album Tasty is sweet as can be (a throwback to the 70’s and 80’s), not to mention sulty and provocative (see “In Public” or “Milkshake”). (more…) Read More

Various Artists, Juno Awards 2004, Universal

Where else are you going to find artists such as Nickelback, Finger Eleven or Three Days Grace alongside “artists” such as Shania Twain and Celine Deon? That’s right, the 2004 Juno compilation. There‘s not a whole lot here to get excited about. This might be the Canadian equivalent of (more…) Read More

Young Gunz, Tough Luv, Roc-A-Fella

Under the moniker of the Young Gunz, Chris and Neef of Beenie Siegel’s State Property crew have dropped their debut Tough Luv. As the latest release to drop from Jay-Z’s growing roster of slickly produced, talented and silver tongued, hip-hop artists, Young Gunz have put together an amazingly tight debut. (more…) Read More

Top 8 Albums of 2003

Jack Johnson – On and On - Universal Ben Harper’s protégé Jack Johnson released the sexiest album to be released all year, warm, relaxed and sensually smooth. Perfect music to enjoy at the beach, or at home with the lights turned low. If you haven’t experienced Jack Johnson, do yourself (more…) Read More