Album Review: R Kelly – The Buffet
Clash Magazine / Culture

Album Review: R Kelly – The Buffet

It’s no secret that R Kelly is one of music’s least respected men. A shame, considering that during his prime he produced some of the finest R&B/pop crossover hits of the ’90s – songs that are, 20 years on, still remarkably popular. It is, however, difficult to write about the artist’s new album without allowing personal preconceptions of … Continue reading

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Spotlight: The Notorious B.I.G. – Ready To Die
Culture / Print

Spotlight: The Notorious B.I.G. – Ready To Die

Rap’s early 1990s exodus from its home turf of the south Bronx, where hip-hop was founded in the mid-1970s, to the West Coast and its summertime G-funk sounds, pioneered by Dr. Dre and his associated acolytes, might have marked a significant sea change for the evolving genre and its culture. And while it’s true that albums by N.W.A and … Continue reading

Passionate Ones: Clash Meets Crocodiles
Clash Magazine

Passionate Ones: Clash Meets Crocodiles

Just 14 months have passed since the release of Crocodiles’ third LP, ‘Endless Flowers’, but with album number four, the San Diego-spawned duo of Brandon Welchez and Charles Rowell seems to have grasped the sound they’ve been searching for since day one. A delicious cocktail of nostalgic rock ‘n’ roll exuberance, blended with punk attitude, new … Continue reading