Hip-hop crew Jurassic 5 moves in a new direction
Hollywood Alley's thicker than super-chunky Skippy as the Crown City Rockers help celebrate Blunt Club's birthday
More party than usual
Chappelle returns with a raucous Party
The Boss Hogg and Aeon Flux of the PHX hit the Hidden House and cop a bag of hip-hop at The Shop
Back like dat
True & Livin'
The New Danger
With underground hip-hop or mass-appeal club records, RJD2's a stickler for details.
Socially conscious, lyrically lush
Thugs rap, rap, rapping at the door
Hip-hoppers reunite, with a "slightly more peaceful demeanor"
Six degrees of ?uestlove
Ultra Proteus (Coup d'Etat)
A hardcore hip-hop original shows why he's still an industry influence.
Old-school hip-hop is ready for a revival
RBG: Revolutionary But Gangsta (Sony/Columbia)
Taste the Secret (Emperor Norton)
The Blueprint 2: The Gift and the Curse (Rocafella/Island Def Jam)
Jurassic 5 stays true to hip-hop -- even as its core audience lives in an alternative universe
Paullelujah! (Coup d'État)
Built From Scratch (Loud Records)
Songs From the Analog Playground (Blue Note)
Racing to release part two of its Art Official Intelligence trilogy, De La Soul finds itself at a crossroads
The Funky Precedent Vol. 2 (Matador/No Mayo)
The Sneak Attack (Koch Records)
Black Eyed Peas hope they're luckier in 2001 than they were last year
Talib Kweli offers his reflections on the state of hip-hop, Levi's, and the role of MCs in the African-American community
The Jungle Brothers continue to chart new territory on their latest effort, V.I.P.
The Roots threaten to make their big move with Things Fall Apart
Run-D.M.C. keeps pushing to earn respectability for hip-hop
N.Y.-bred Lyricist Lounge explodes on the hip-hop nation with a national tour
The rapper they call "The Teacher" knows the medium is the message
Blunt talk on the Smokin' Grooves Tour with the Fugees, Spearhead and A Tribe Called Quest