Kevin Crouse

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  • 13 years ago | Music News

    One could boil down the volumes of press recently written about the Minneapolis hip-hop group Atmosphere and simply conclude: "B-boys from the unlikely location of the Twin Cities make noise with emotionally wrought tales of love gone wrong, at ti...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    As a founding member of the Coctails and the Sea and Cake -- not to mention his amazing body of work as a cartoonist and a painter -- Archer Prewitt has proved himself to be one of Chicago's finest stalwart indie sons. Sparking the retro-lounge re...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Recorded in 1998 and marking the legendary group's first time together after a four-year hiatus, Shockadoom stands as an amazing document of the sheer creative power that comes about when Freestyle Fellowship's four emcees are collected in the sam...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    While waiting for the day the turntable would finally be acknowledged as a musical instrument in its own right, hip-hop DJs, feeling they weren't receiving their just due as artists, coined the title turntablist. More than just a marketing ploy, i...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    Amhad Miller, Malik Flavors, Monk Hughes, Joe McDuffrey, Otis Jackson Jr. -- these are the listed members of Yesterday's New Quintet. Combining layer upon layer of Fender Rhodes, vibraphones, kalimba, electric bass, and a slew of drums, percussion...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    When Freestyle Fellowship dropped its second LP, Inner City Griots, in 1991, it not only changed the way many viewed hip-hop's inherent potential but it ran somewhat counter to the Dre/Cube/Snoop trinity that was drastically reshaping the face of ...