Dabrye: Two/Three

Hailing from the very heart of hip-hop culture (Ann Arbor, Michigan) Tadd Mullinix aka Dabrye is back on the shelves at your local record store (if you are lucky enough to still have one) with his third full-length release Two/Three. The enigmatic and fractional title is the follow up to his 2001 debut One/Three and 2002 sophomore release Instrmntl. Mullinix, who is quite the busy …

Ammoncontact: With Voices

Somewhere in between extraterrestrial innovators Sa-Ra, in the outer regions of the musical galaxy, lies Organized Konfusion emcee Prince Po and jazz great Lil’ Sci delivers some of the more memorable moments, with his Ghostface Killah flow. Ex-Cut Chemist juggles vinyl soundbites in the background over one of the cd’s bouncier tracks. As a whole, the release has an even broader sweep, from avant-tronic soundscape …

The Next Best Thing

By now Slick Rick's "Children's Story" is a frat party standard and KRS-One's elementary style is a page in hip-hop history. With The Next Best Thing, a Jeremy Fish-illustrated picture book and read-along 7-inch by Aesop Rock, the duo are reinventing hip-hop storytelling for a new generation. A monologue on creative frustrations ("To my heart of gold medics with aesthetics on a string you will …