selected REVIEWS

VA
VA Okayplayer Vol 1: True Notes Okayplayer / MCA • 2004

Okayplayer equals quality, so I was immediately excited for this compilation. The first song 'KO Player': BANG, another Madlib superproduction, no need to question whoís gonna win The Source Award for Best Producer this year.

POSTED 03|06|2004
VA
VA Culturama 777 v3 DVD Music Video Distributors • 2006

In an era where TV only plays 'that wack ish anyway' and the quality of music videos seems to be reduced to Youtube.com standards, itís crucial that underground imprints such as Peter Agostonís FemaleFun release DVDís.

POSTED 10|11|2006
VA
VA Art Of Raw EP Earquake Records • 2008

Only released on vinyl and with a boombap drum machine-sound, Earquake's first release proves to be made by purists with a warm heart for the culture, at the same time putting Belgium on the map again

POSTED 09|28|2008
VA
VA Underground Overstood CD + DVD Alchemetric • 2011

The music is far from any of its participantsí greatest songs, but, hey, donít expect a compilation to turn into a classic. Insightful and entertaining though.

POSTED 10|07|2011
Verbal Kent & Kaze One
Verbal Kent & Kaze One Brave New Rap Gravel Hiphop • 2009

Just as the roman 'Brave New World' this album has a utopian side to it. It contains great hip-hop with a optimistic vision -the authors are predicting a world that is deliberated from unskilful rappers- but it has an ironic edge to it. They still know that the struggle has to continue and that the world -politics- wonít turn for the better of things all of a sudden.

POSTED 03|30|2009
Verbal Seed
Verbal Seed Afronauts Black Son Ent • 2006

'Afronauts' is a collection of feel-good, 'bon vivant' tracks celebrating the love for music (with several old school quotes), family and money. The production is 'soul-id' like a rock, the lyrics hold the middle between underground struggle and mainstream shine and make this a complete yet various music bundle of soul-soothing hip-hop.

POSTED 03|12|2006
Viktor Vaughn
Viktor Vaughn VV 2: Venomous Villain Insomnia • 2004

This album is a direct reflection of quality 21st century hip-hop and itís also nice to see that two lyrical geniuses have finally found each other on a track

POSTED 08|01|2004
Viro The Virus
Viro The Virus The Sharpest Blade One i Di. Vision • 2008

Illadelphia's upcoming rap talent Viro The Virus' follow-up to'Jersey's Finest' has turned into a 19-track trip displaying Chuck Smut's freestyle experience with an ability to 'twist syllables and spliffs' and drop more rock-solid metaphors than your average rapper.

POSTED 11|02|2008
Visionaries
Visionaries We Are The Ones Up Above • 2006

Of all their albums, this is their most untypical, but an ideal opportunity to invite other hip-hop fans to the adventurous, creative, positive as well as left-wing orientated that 'We Are The Ones' really is. That's all we need this Fall, so far...

POSTED 10|30|2006
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