Todd Levin

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  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Trailblazing partners Missy Elliott and Timbaland function as musical time travelers, teleporting in every few years to show hip-hop what its future looks like. With their latest collaboration, Under Construction, the future might morph into its b...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Afu-Ra is many things: father of two, devoted husband, hip-hop MC, martial arts student, devoted disciple of Haile Selassie. But right now he is a grown man getting yelled at by his mom. Tomorrow night Afu-Ra will be traveling to San Francisco, wh...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    "Slave" may be a first: a Britney Spears song that doesn't cause all listeners over 14 (years or IQ -- you pick) to wonder reflexively if it might be preferable to have hammers smashed against their faces repeatedly. This great miracle, like many ...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    If university music departments offered a survey course on the history of hip-hop, lazier students would be advised to use the X-ecutioners' new album, Built From Scratch, as their CliffsNotes. More than a vehicle to showcase the quick hands of X-...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    Is our little Cornelius all growed up now? Keigo Oyamada's newest album, Point, manages to preserve the wide-eyed sense of wonder that made his previous release so precious, but this time he's clearly on his best behavior. Cornelius' last album, F...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    Dude, did you know "god" spelled backward is "dog"? Yeah. Well, DMX might actually subscribe to this kind of bong-load theology, because his canine-laden references to himself have made a serious transition throughout his career. The exultant woof...