RIP to a real one.
2023 marks the 30th anniversary of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) and something like the 18th anniversary of Noah listening to it.
A little wrap-up of potential classics Noah overlooked last year.
Noah shifts his focus from monsters and the hip hop of the past to focus on the here and now.
Aliens and monsters both have roots in the history of pop music, but it’s hip hop in which the two are combined most effectively, specifically in the work of Kool Keith and MF DOOM.
1997 was a good year for hip hop and an even better one for Noah.
Well, it’s August and boy is it hot! But this column isn’t about the heat that comes from the atmosphere, just the heat that comes off these fresh drops.
Bouncing around microchips as a micro-man or walking around a 2D dungeon, rolling hits on a gelatinous blob felt like child’s play to the splattering gore of Doom.
Coupling Kendrick Lamar’s recent album release and Unwinnable’s tenth+ year, Noah charts the critically acclaimed rapper’s rise over the 2010s.
In anticipation of Kendrick Lamar dropping his first album in five years this month, some of the top rappers in the game decided to put on a hip hop clinic.
In correspondence from a temporarily quiet battlefield, Private First Class Sigurd Springer writes on the premier melodians of 1872.
Things are happening! Noah brings us some fresh new records for March.
After a brief hiatus, Noah returns with five new albums for a sleepy February.
Noah takes a stab at putting his fingerprints on the 2021 hip hop canon with a look at some favorite albums from the year.
They say if you play Mozart in the womb for your kid, they come out smarter. But what happens when you play them Wu-Tang on their first day of life?
Noah doesn’t review Donda.
And now for something a little different.
Noah goes mainstream!
Chill beats to do stuff and improve one’s life to.
Noah moved this month but he still put this together for us all. What a guy!
Noah looks back 20 years ago to 2001 and all the hits.
Noah dives into more beats for April.
You’ve got to hunt for these albums!
Hey you guys! Noah is doing album roundups again!
Just remember ALL CAPS when you spell the man name.
Noah talks to Zach Schonfeld about his new book on the overlooked legacy of funk and soul band 24-Carat Black.
Fresh hip hop for you!
Last year, I was overwhelmed by all the quality drops over the full season, and this year, September 25 seemed to mark the beginning of the season with an amazing selection of releases I just can’t do justice.
In honor of the new old Tony Hawk game, we’ve got hip hop to grind to.
“We’re still in quarantine, and I’m still listening to beats and rhymes.”
These are some revolutionary times we’re living in, so this month, Noahs dives into a few albums that match that vibe.
Noah highlights some new hip hop albums well suited for our moment in history.
Noah finds a bit of normalcy in hip hop when that quarantine paranoia begins to set in.
Noah celebrates this column’s one-year anniversary with some great new albums.
This month’s column includes one of the more powerful albums Noah’s heard in a while.
Noah checks out what the ’20s have in store.
Noah says “goodbye” to 2019 by saying “hello” to a few albums he overlooked during the year.
Fresh November beats!
Just like a white girl’s cup filled with pumpkin spice, Noah’s ears runneth over with great hip hop this month.
Noah alternates between the unknown and known with this month’s hip hop.