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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 »