Rachel Swan

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  • 10 years ago | Music News

    Aceyalone's 2003 album, Love and Hate, inspired a lot of hand-wringing, as critics bemoaned the glaringly obvious gap between the MC's slick, flowery raps and his bullshit-ass beats. It looked like he'd hit a career zenith with 1995's All Balls Do...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    The fact that Big Shots could hold its own against the majority of recent hip-hop albums might be a bad omen. A cynic could argue that, evidently, hip-hop hasn't evolved a hell of a lot since 1993, the year this duo stopped recording. But Big Shot...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    At first glance, you might think the beats on Dead Prez' Get Free or Die Tryin' were cribbed from Big Noyd or Keak da Sneak, because the second cut, "Fuck the Law," sounds as rough and jagged as nails scratching through a metal safe. But check the...

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