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The Roots are unconventional and brilliant in “And Then You Shoot Your Cousin”

The Roots have been a model for longevity and continual growth within hip-hop as well as the music scene for almost as many years...

Step Brothers put on performance that any hip-hop fan would love

Two hip-hop brothers performed last Wednesday here at UCR — and it was awesome. Evidence and Alchemist recently released a long overdue album together...

“Illmatic” takes listeners to Queens, 1994

Within a rough timespan of a year, beginning mid-1993 and ending mid-1994, hip-hop presented some of the greatest and most influential albums within the...

Babies, cigarettes and Heat

A beautiful March 1 — a prime day for what would certainly be a memorable night for all of Heat’s attendees. People were lined...

Schoolboy Q’s “Oxymoron” sheds light on drugs, fatherhood

Expected to be dropped in early to mid-2013, Schoolboy Q officially released “Oxymoron” on Feb. 25 to eager ears. Many expectations weighed on this...

Ten thousand laughs at the tenth Apocalypse

There’ve been nine previous apocalypses at the Barn and somehow we’ve survived all of them. How did they come to be, though, and could...

Lil B “05 Fuck Em” Review

Raw. Emotional. Real. Based. These are truths used to describe Lil B the Based God and thus his newest mixtape, “05 Fuck Em.” Months...

Black Knights “Medieval Chamber” Review

With Wu-Tang backing as part of the Killa Bees, mentoring from the one and only RZA and production duties handled by the great guitarist...