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2008 Stories by Braden Ruddy

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  • The Knux

    published November 20, 2008

    L.A.-by-way-of-N'Awlins brothers Krispy Kream and Rah Al Millio are among a dying breed of hip-hop artists who were signed during that... More >>

  • Elzhi

    published October 30, 2008

    When Elzhi appeared on the late J Dilla's 2001 album, Welcome to Detroit, jaws dropped over his flowing lyricism and unconventional rhyme... More >>

  • Rachid Taha

    published September 4, 2008

    Rachid Taha's music treads a distinct line between two worlds, rooted in his experiences as an Algerian immigrant living in France. For those... More >>

  • Immortal Technique

    published August 14, 2008

    Five long years have passed since Immortal Technique, a Harlemite Afro-Peruvian hip-hopper, released an album. His diehard fans have been waiting,... More >>

  • K-Salaam and Beatnick

    published August 7, 2008

    Hip-hop and reggae, though closely related, often have a precarious dynamic when brought together on wax. What should be an organic formula... More >>

  • Prodigy

    published May 29, 2008

    Nearly a month into his three-and-a-half-year bid on weapons possession, Prodigy, half of the veteran Queens rap duo Mobb Deep, must endure the... More >>

  • Santogold

    published May 15, 2008

    Whoever came up with genre classifications for music obviously never heard of Santogold. The alarmingly catchy self-titled debut by Philly... More >>

  • Le Trio Joubran

    published April 17, 2008

    Go anywhere in the Arab world, and one sound is omnipresent, bumping from car stereos and wafting hypnotically through narrow café-laden... More >>

  • The Morning Of

    published April 10, 2008

    The Morning Of is a sextet of indie youngsters from upstate New York who have suddenly found themselves on the national stage. Reinforced by major... More >>

  • Foals

    published April 10, 2008

    Hyped as the next big thing by British music rags and blogmobs alike, Foals comes out of the starting gate with heavy expectations on its... More >>

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