Jose Vilson is a teacher, poet, blogger, speaker, graphic designer, and writer. He currently lives in New York, NY. For more information, please visit his website.
County of Kings sets a standard for the one-man show and for urban spoken word as a whole.
I proffer five reasons why Biggie should be in everyone's top five greatest MCs, dead or alive.
This documentary gives Jay-Z's greatest album its proper due.
Common's raw rhymes mixed with that earthy backpacker aura still emanate from this pristine set, and yes I do mean pristine as uncorrupted.
Babyface's latest album is really two of them - a compilation of covers and a self-contained album.
J. Holiday's album shows an artist with much promise, but can he surpass his thug image?
Everyone has had a stake in this country, and that stake is not fully recognized except in back pats and head nods.
Yes, it's really that good.
As far as Common's concerned, he's definitely not Common.
Rock the Bells: not just a concert, but a space to reflect on the socioeconomic conditions in this country.