XLR8R - logo

Hip-hop

MC Paul Barman Paullelujah!

Now that Eminem's PR epic has cast him in the role of cuddly lunch-truck defender of gays and women, it's time we nominate another smart-ass white boy to serve as the nation's aural id. My vote-MC Paul Barman.… Read more »

Beans Tomorrow Right Now

I approached this album with skepticism.… Read more »

Boom Bap Project The Trade Remix

You may remember back in early 2001 when MCs Karim and Destro Destructo and DJ Tre dropped their debut single as Boom Bap Project, "The Trade," with "Writers Guild" on the flip.… Read more »

The Beatnuts The Originators

Even the most annoying anti-bootlegging sound effect in the world can't cover up the stank of some seriously potent funk-as on this, the Beatnuts' best effort since their debut LP.… Read more »

People Under the Stairs Acid Raindrops

This cut wouldn't sound out of place on The Low-End Theory. It's got that warm and funky but slightly melancholy vibe to it, like the last people at a house party drunkenly spouting wistful philosophies.… Read more »

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 »

E DOT Thirsty EP

Break north, make all the Canada jokes you want, but Edmonton native E DOT is realer than a hockey fight.… 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 »

Follow us on...

Get the lowdown weekly newsletter

XLR8R Downloads Player