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Method Man & Redman “Blackout! 2”

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From the May 25, 2009 issue of The Miami Herald (web / print)

Method Man and Redman were on top of the world in the late ’90s and early 2000s on the heels of their first duet album, Blackout! and the feature film How High. But with the failure of their sitcom Method & Red and a string of unmemorable solo work, their stock has been at its lowest as of late. Continue reading

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k-os “Yes!” (2009)

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Canadian rapper k-os doesn’t play by the rules. Hitting the hip-hop scene with 2002’s “Superstarr Pt. Zero” and his album Exit, he was praised for a back-to-basics hip-hop approach, incorporating breakbeats, live instrumentation, and introspective lyricism. Subsequent albums Joyful Rebellion and Atlantis: Hymns for Disco expanded k-os even further musically, widening the scope to include more singing, along with reggae, funk and indie rock influence.

On Yes!, k-os brings the focus closer back to hip-hop, although all the influences and styles he’s adapted are still readily audible. Continue reading

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