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Imperial Element Erection

There's more to Atlanta's hip-hop scene than Jermaine Dupree and Outkast, but don't expect this 12" to change the city's musical image. MCs T.I.M.E.… Read more »

Subthunk Just a Few Notes Before You Go

Say it a few times. "Subthunk." Roll it around a little; try stretching out one of the syllables. "Suuuuubthunk." Make it sound like a food, or make it more onomatopoeic, like an upended bowl of spaghetti hitting the floor.… Read more »

Noel Zancanella A Fantasy for Electromagnetic Tape

Noel Zancanella's Fantasy culls from vinyl samples and vintage instrumentation to create a classy and polite album in the vein of Shadow and RJD2.… Read more »

Funki Porcini Fast Asleep

If Hed Phone Sex was the physical act itself, Fast Asleep is the moment of cuddling afterward, just before drifting off into hope-this-isn't-a-mistake land-every bit as pleasurable, but not quite as bone-shakingly intense. Which isn't a bad thing.… Read more »

Dwayne Sodahberk Don't Want to Know You

This Swedish producer's debut album establishes him as one of Tigerbeat6's brightest stars. While he's supplied music for Absolut Vodka and Saab ads, Sodahberk sounds anything but commercial on Don't Want To Know You's 17 tracks.… Read more »

Various Artists Tony Touch: Last Or The Pro-Ricans

First of all, let it be known that Tony Toca, a.k.a. Tony Touch, the Taino mixtape king, is down by law.… Read more »

Nottz Presents DMP Don't Wanna Give That Up

This track could just as easily go by the alternate title "I Used to Love H.E.R.B." Yet another joint joint, with Mary Jane personified as the love that can't be forsaken.… Read more »

Manchilde of the Butta Babees In Da Game

Butta Babes have simply been runnin' hip-hop in Montreal, and Manchilde's three-track step into the spotlight reveals much about the humanist-hop trio's dynamic.… Read more »

Belles in Monica What D'Ya Need

UK hip-hop is just like American hip-hop, but not really. It's still recognizable as hip-hop, but something's...different. Fortunately, Belles In Monica's MC Kruze overcomes his Glaswegian brogue (sounding almost like Chuck D) on this dark banger.… Read more »

Supremeex Koyaanisqatsi

SupremeEx, the producer behind 2000's impressive "Projecto: 2501" EP, now comes with an interesting and well-developed 7-inch.… Read more »

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