Review

Denzel Washington Carries ‘The Tragedy Of Macbeth’ [Review]

Despite lacking narrative intentionality, The Tragedy of Macbeth, has a number of stellar performances. ​​Standing in the middle of a… Read More

December 25, 2021

Netflix’s ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Is A Heartfelt Tribute That Isn’t Going To Please Everyone

Adaptations are rarely easy to pull off, and remaking a beloved anime from over two decades ago is extremely difficult.… Read More

November 23, 2021

Five Takeaways From the First Two Episodes of ESPN’s ‘The Last Dance’

From Michael Jordan's competitive relationship with his brother Larry to Scottie Pippen being one of the most underpaid players during… Read More

April 20, 2020

Eight Takeaways From Jay Electronica (and JAY-Z’s) Momentous ‘A Written Testimony’

Jay Electronica (and JAY-Z) finally delivered and then some on A Written Testimony, a debut that was fully worth the… Read More

March 13, 2020

‘Songs That Shook America’ Episode Three: The Legacy of Run-DMC’s Barrier-Breaking Single “Rock Box”

AMC’s Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America is a docu-series that will focus on six individual rap songs that… Read More

October 28, 2019

On Netflix’s ‘Rhythm + Flow’ the Next Rap Superstar Depends on Who Sells Trauma Best

The rap competition show vied to find “the next rap superstar,” but instead gets lost in a borderline exploitative focus… Read More

October 24, 2019

‘Songs That Shook America’ Episode Two: How Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” Became the Rallying Call for the Black Lives Matter Movement [Recap]

AMC’s Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America is a docu-series that will focus on six individual rap songs that… Read More

October 21, 2019

The Curious Case of Rapsody’s ‘Eve’ & Hip-Hop’s Contradictory Pedestal for Women

Rapsody isn't to blame for the way people weaponize her. But she operates with the male gaze in mind and… Read More

August 29, 2019

Yuna Displays Why Representation Matters In NYC During Her ‘Rouge’ Tour Stop [Photo Essay]

Yuna spoke to us about the importance of representation before her New York City show in support of her Rouge album.… Read More

July 19, 2019

Flying Lotus’ ‘Flamagra’ is a Sprawling & Spiritual Level-Up [Review]

On his sixth studio album, Flying Lotus — and an all-star cast — went back to the books to raise… Read More

May 24, 2019

‘Black Panther’ is a Masterpiece & the Only Black Alternate Reality Worth Inhabiting [Review]

Marvel's Black Panther is everything you want from a comic book movie: sleek, action packed, and full of depth. Oh,… Read More

February 6, 2018