selected REVIEWS

Edan
Edan Beauty And The Beat Lewis Recordings • 2005

Contradictory, the golden era revives in a futuristic manner, as Edan quotes in 'I See Colour': 'Prince Paul already used this loop but I’mma keep it moving and put you up on a scoop'.

POSTED 03|26|2005
Edan
Edan Echo Party Five Day Weekend • 2009

‘Echo Party’ is a psychedelic old school party of twenty-nine minutes enhancing the same vibes as his formerly released albums and mixtapes but two times crazier, turning it into a musical trip that racketeers the listener into a sky with diamonds.

POSTED 12|12|2009
Eddie Meeks
Eddie Meeks After This...I'll Holla Asylum/Domination • 2005

Meeks is raw, Meeks is class, his flow is drained in dirtiness, not 'dirrty, dirrty' but solid rhymes with smart lyrics, characterized by unique punch lines and sharp metaphors; 'Independence is my shepherd, the wolves can’t get through me'.

POSTED 01|05|2006
El Da Sensei
El Da Sensei The Unusual Fat Beats • 2006

El Da Sensei’s new album is simple but quite clever, containing real lyrics and trademark productions. It's nothing unusual, but it's got straight-up headnodders, some dirty breaks, an occasional trip to the club and a balanced mix of braggadociousness and knowledge.

POSTED 03|14|2006
El-P
El-P Cancer For Cure Fat Possum • 2012

If 'Cancer 4 Cure' was a book, it'd be compared with the sci-fi cult of Philip K Dick, the urban paranoia of Paul Auster, the numb nihilism of Bret Easton Ellis or the anti-authorism of George Orwell and Hunter S. Thompson.

POSTED 07|07|2012
Eligh & Amp Live
Eligh & Amp Live Therapy At 3 Legendary Music / Live Up • 2011

Both musicians, known for their progressive, innovative take on hip-hop, once again take hip-hop and guide it into the future. Hard to imagine this will sometimes be old school.

POSTED 12|02|2011
Encore
Encore Layover Hiero Imperium • 2004

Encore’s voice has a unique timbre and his flow is flawless. Again, on this second LP he shines.

POSTED 06|06|2004
Envelope
Envelope Shark Bolt! Weightless • 2008

May we suggest to you an album that will probably not make anyone’s top-5’s easily at the end of the year but still deserves a spot in it?

POSTED 09|17|2008
Erick Sermon
Erick Sermon Double Or Nothing Def Jam • 1995

One of Sermon's funkiest solo albums is 'Double Or Nothing'. Somehow no one really paid attention to his debut albums, 'No Pressure' and 'Double Or Nothing', but they definitely are Sermon’s best. The beats on this album are mellow, mad funky bass lines with psychedelic samples.

POSTED 05|10|2004
Eternia
Eternia It's Called Life Urbnet • 2005

It's Called Life. She's called Eternia. A Toronto based femcee known for heartfelt lyricism and a hunger for hip-hop and approving her skillz. From early recording sessions with the Demigodz, to – more recently - remarkable features on albums by the likes of Majik Most and Cesar Comanche, Eternia has been holdin it down for real.

POSTED 11|08|2005
Eulorhythmics
Eulorhythmics Green St & Avers All Natural Inc • 2010

Eclectic, from soul to jazz, have a dance to it or sit down relax, ‘Green St & Avers’ is a record that perfectly embodies the group’s musical knowledge and urge to innovate.

POSTED 04|24|2010
Eversor
Eversor Back To The Essence EP Dark Matter Experiments • 2005

'Back to the Essence' is an excellent debut effort and shows that 1) Eversor is a talented hip-hop multipede, 2) the boom-bap era is comin back, and 3) Internet is a great medium! Wanna check out some real hip-hop from the essence? Download the EP right here!

POSTED 04|25|2005
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