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The DIY Brooklyn rapper and producer Ka made the meditative, mythic album The Night's Gambit, one of last year's best rap LPs, and he's already followed it up with the only-available-on-CD EP 1200…   Read Story »
Last Friday was the Fourth Of July, which meant we didn't run one of these lists. But the videos kept piling up, and so we're giving you our picks for this week's five best videos, as well as,…   Read Story »
Last year, the meditative Brooklyn rapper and producer Ka self-released the dark and absorbing The Night's Gambit, one of last year's best rap albums. This year, he followed it up with his 1200 B.C.…   Read Story »
For the last several years Adult Swim has curated a series of singles released throughout the summer. They've put out some fantastic tracks in the past, but for the fifth series, coming this summer,…   Read Story »
Last year, there was one album -- Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City -- that united virtually the entire rap-listening public in adoration. This year, no such luck. Many heard my #1 pick of the…   Read Story »
Earlier this year, the Brooklyn rapper/producer Ka released the heavy, meditative The Night's Gambit, one of the year's best rap albums. Ka doesn't just make all his own beats and self-release his…   Read Story »
You could make a strong case that The Night's Gambit, the album that the Brownsville, Brooklyn rapper Ka released last month, is the year's best rap album. The album only had one guest-verse (from…   Read Story »
A week and a half after Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail went out to a million Samsung users, another long-pedigreed Brooklyn rapper found an unconventional way to release an album. But this one was…   Read Story »
Ka is a low-key, hazed-out rapper/producer from Brownsville, Brooklyn, and Grief Pedigree, the album he released last year, is a slow-burner cult favorite full of muttered tough-talk and psychedelic,…   Read Story »
For a while now, Long Island rap veteran Roc Marciano has been making dusky, spare New York rap that recalls the mid-'90s without ever translating as retro-rap; his great new album Reloaded is out…   Read Story »