Daily Archives: Jul 28, 2010

The ILLZ

New Jersey’s The ILLZ cover all the usual hip-hop themes: love, money, heartache and the quest for lyrical success. They do so over a background of well sourced, well produced samples that create a tight sonic brew that soothes your ears and engages your mind. So what’s new. what’s the hook? There isn’t one, it’s […]

The Roots (feat. John Legend)

The Roots are back, taking a break from jamming nightly as Jimmy Fallon’s house band to distill their live instrumental jams into a album, “How I got Over”. Everything is here and as good as ever; indelible beats, impeccable instrumentation and inimitable rhymes. The new single “Fire” features R&b crooner John Legend and a post-apocalyptic […]