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Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Five recent albums you should know about

Excellent recent under-the-radar releases from Total Control, Spaceghostpurrp, The Men and more.

By David Malitz  |  05:51 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Really quick spins | Tags:  Total Control, Spaceghostpurrp, The Men, Oddisee, Fair Ohs

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 06/03/2010

Really quick spins: Hip-hop mixtape edition

By Sarah Godfrey Click Track reviews recent releases from T.I., Rick Ross, The Cool Kids and Styles P T.I. ,“[Expletive] a Mixtape" Although this project is a mixtape by definition -- it's a free download released outside of label channels,...

By Sarah Godfrey  |  02:00 PM ET, 06/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Really quick spins | Tags:  Cool Kids, Jamie Foxx, Rick Ross, Styles P, T.I., Timbaland, Young Jeezy

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 05/26/2010

Really quick spin: Tabi Bonney, "A Place Called Stardom"

By Sarah Godfrey D.C.-based rapper Tabi Bonney has never needed to rely on mix tapes as promotional tools — the legions of cool kids rocking pieces from his clothing line have been advertisement enough. So it's only now --...

By Sarah Godfrey  |  01:00 PM ET, 05/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Really quick spins | Tags:  Buckshot, GZA, Mick Boogie, Shydi, Tabi Bonney, Wale

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 04/28/2010

Really quick spin: Gordo Brega, "M.W.A."

By Sarah Godfrey Spanglish-spitting, Bronx-born rapper Gordo Brega has released his long-awaited debut album "M.W.A,” (available today at Studio43.com), a collection of complex rhymes -- in both English and Spanish -- focused on partying, street life, and D.C. flag-waving....

By Sarah Godfrey  |  02:00 PM ET, 04/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Really quick spins | Tags:  Gordo Brega

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 03/10/2010

Jersey? Sure: New albums from Ted Leo and Titus Andronicus

Ted Leo has reached the point in his career where a review of a new album doesn't really serve all that much of a purpose. The indie-rock stalwart has more than proven his worth over the past two decades,...

By David Malitz  |  01:45 PM ET, 03/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Really quick spins | Tags:  Ted Leo, Titus Andronicus

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 03/02/2010

Really quick spin: "Up and Up presents... Gods'Illa The Album"

Hip-hop fans are sick of both overly preachy and hard-partying rappers -- most artists are aware of this, but the trio Gods’Illa actually tackles the problem. On their debut album, “Up and Up Presents…Gods’Illa the Album,” brothers Acem, Truth...

By Sarah Godfrey  |  03:00 PM ET, 03/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Really quick spins | Tags:  Acem, Black Boo, Gods'Illa, Gods'Illa the Album, Powerful, Truth, UCB

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 02/23/2010

Really quick spin: Wordsmith, "The Vintage Vault Mixtape"

Part of the reason Baltimore rapper Wordsmith is such a vivid, expressive storyteller? He is a trained actor (B.A in Theatre from Maryland's Salisbury University, thank you very much). And unlike studio fakers who craft misleading personas or platinum-selling...

By Sarah Godfrey  |  04:00 PM ET, 02/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Really quick spins | Tags:  Beat Clash, The Vintage Vault, Vintage Experience, Wordsmith

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 02/16/2010

Really quick spin: DJ Ykcor presents Cousin Bubb: "The Campaign"

D.C. rapper Cousin Bubb makes an shameless grab for the title of "DMV's hottest rapper" with "The Campaign," and he's definitely running on a pro-Auto Tune, anti-modesty platform. Mixed by DJ Ykcor, "The Campaign" lets Bubb spit various stump...

By Sarah Godfrey  |  01:10 PM ET, 02/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Really quick spins | Tags:  Cousin Bubb, DJ Ykcor, DMV, Dre All Day, The Campaign

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 02/02/2010

Really Quick Spin: B.o.B aka Bobby Ray, "May 25"

Drake’s “Thank Me Later,” may be the most anticipated rap album of 2010, but B.o.B’s “The Adventures of Bobby Ray,” is a close second. The Atlanta rapper/singer/producer has been busy making mixtapes, EPs, and guest appearances for years, and...

By Sarah Godfrey  |  03:00 PM ET, 02/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Really quick spins | Tags:  Asher Roth, B.o.B, Bobby Ray, Kanye West

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 01/20/2010

Really quick spin: Surfer Blood, "Astro Coast"

Either "alternative rock" died early last decade or everyone just decided to start calling it "indie rock" because that sounded hipper and newer. They're both pretty meaningless and interchangeable terms but then along comes an album like "Astro Coast,"...

By David Malitz  |  02:30 PM ET, 01/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Really quick spins | Tags:  Surfer Blood

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 01/20/2010

Really quick spins: Paste, Ballerstatus.com

Both Paste Magazine and Ballerstatus.com have new mixtapes out this week and both are good, as they should be — if publications that report on music and musicians put out mediocre product, they lose the right to talk smack....

By Sarah Godfrey  |  12:32 PM ET, 01/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Really quick spins | Tags:  Phil Ade

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 01/12/2010

Really Quick Spin: Gucci Mane and Diplo, "Free Gucci (Best of the Cold War Mixtapes)"

Gucci Mane won’t be around for a while—in November the rapper was sentenced to 12 months in jail for a probation violation—so “Diplo Presents: Free Gucci (Best of the Cold War Mixtapes)” is one of what will likely be...

By Sarah Godfrey  |  02:00 PM ET, 01/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Really quick spins | Tags:  Diplo, Flying Lotus, Gucci Mane, Memory Tapes