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All reviews by Oliver Wang (c) 1998,1999, 2000, 2001
Last updated: February 2001


Xzibit: Restless
V/A: Payin' The Rent
V/A: Schoolhouse Funk; Nino Nardini: Jungle Obession; Dub Diablo: Disco Headache
Solesides Greatest Bumps
Wu-Tang Clan: The W
Jay Z: The Dynasty
M.O.P.: Warriorz
Talib Kweli and DJ Hi-Tek Are...Reflection Eternal
Ice T: Greatest Hits/KRS-One: A Retrospective
Wyclef: The Ecleftic
Amil: All Money Is Legal
Atmosphere: Ford One/Two
DJ Revolution: In 12s We Trust
Big L: The Big Picture
British Hip-Hop (Nextmen, Runaways, Creators, Rae and Christian)
De La Soul: Art Official Intelligence - Mosaic Thump
Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra: Liberation Afrobeat
Jurassic 5: Quality Control
Lil Kim: The Notorious K.I.M.
Eminem: The Marshall Mathers LP
Dilated Peoples: The Platform
Def Squad Presents Erick Onasis
KMD: Black Bastards
Ego Trip's The Big Playback/KMD's Black Bastards
Quasimoto: The Unseen
MC Paul Barman: It's Very Stimulating EP/Princess Superstar: Last of the Great 20th Century Composers
Rah Digga: Dirty Harriet
Common: Like Water For Chocolate
Rah Digga: Dirty Harriet
Anti-Pop Consortium: Tragic Epilogue
Blackalicious: Nia
Ghostface Killah: Supreme Clientele
Beastie Boys: Sounds of Science Anthology
Jay Z: The Life and Times of S. Carter


V/A: The Funky Precedent
Rakim: The Master
Q-Tip: Amplified
Dr. Dre: Dr. Dre 2001
Nas: Nastradamus
Ol Dirty Bastard: N**** Please
Raekwon: Immobilarity/Inspectah Deck: Uncontrolled Substance
Pharoahe Monch: Internal Affairs
The Roots: Come Alive
V/A: Return of the DJ Vol. 3
Mos Def: Black on Both Sides
Fat Jack: Cater to the DJ
Redman/Method Man: Blackout
Handsome Boy Modelling School: So...How's Your Girl?
V/A: Strength Magazine Presents...Subtext
Eve: Ruff Ryders' First Lady
Inspectah Deck: Uncontrolled Substance
The Beatnuts: A Musical Massacre
Innerzone Orchestra: Connected
Mobb Deep: Murda Muzik
The Arsonists: As the World Burns
Cut Chemist/DJ Shadow: Brainfreeze
Quannum: Spectrum
Del tha Funkee Homosapien: I Wish My Brother George Was Here
Kool Keith: Black Elvis
V/A: Superrappin'
Gza: Beneath the Surface
EPMD: Out of Business
Gang Starr: Full Clip
Gza/Genius: Beneath the Surface
Ja Rule: Venni, Vetti, Vecci
Rahzel: Make the Music 2000
Cibo Matto: Stereotype A
The Invisibl Skratch Piklz: The Shiggar Fraggar Show Vol. 4
King Tech and Sway: This Or That
Lootpack: Soundpieces, Da Antidote
Rza: The Rza Hits
V/A: Beyond Real Experience
V/A: Soundbombing II
Naughty By Nature: Nineteen Naughty Nine, Nature's Fury
Styles of Beyond: 2000 Fold
Dr. Dooom: First Come, First Served
M-Boogie: Laid in Full
Nas: I Am...The Autobiography
Prodigy Presents: The Dirtchamber Sessions Vol 1
Eminem: The Slim Shady LP
Harlem World: The Movement
V/A: The Wu-Chronicles
V/A: The NWA Legacy, 1988-1998
Black Moon: War Zone
DJ Clue: The Professional
Double Trouble (Prince Paul and The Roots)
The Mountain Brothers: Self Vol. 1(short review)/(long review)
Peanut Butter Wolf: My Vinyl Weighs a Ton
Kodo: The Sai-So Remix Project
Defari: Focused Daily
Foxy Brown: Chyna Doll
Jay Z: Reasonable Doubt (reissue)
Busta Rhymes: Extinction Level Event


Method Man: Tical 2000
Redman: Doc's Da Name
DJ Cue: DJ Cue's Hip Hop Shop Vol 1
Jay Z: Hard Knock Life
Ice Cube: War and Peace Vol 1
The Coup: Steal This Album
Outkast: Aquemini
Kid Capri: Soundtrack For the Streets
Fat Joe: Don Cartagena
Brand Nubian: Foundation
Digital Underground: Who Got the Gravy?
UNKLE: Psyence Fiction
Pras: Ghetto Supastar
MOP: First Family 4 Life
Cypress Hill: IV
Straight Outta Compton 10th Anniversary Tribute
Om Records: Deeper Concentration
Mos Def and Talib Kweli Are...Black Star
A Tribe Called Quest: The Love Movement
Wu Tang Records: The Swarm
Snoop Dogg: The Game Iz To Be Sold Not Told
MC Lyte: Seven and Seven
Funkmaster Flex: 60 Minutes of Funk Vol 3
Ras Kass: Rasassination
Mixmaster Mike: Anti-Theft Device
Big Dada Records: Black Whole Styles
A Grain of Sand: A Grain of Sand
Xzibit: 40 Dayz and 40 Nightz
Def Squad: El Nino
Canibus: Can-I-Bus
Ozomatli: Ozomatli
Tripek Records: Rules of the Game
Money Mark: Push the Button
Rawkus Records: Lyricist Lounge
DJ Faust: Man or Myth?
Black Eyed Peas: Behind the Front
Hieroglyphics: Third Eye Vision & Aceyalone: The Book of Human Language

Older reviews (1997 and before) currently in process of being retrieved and reformatted.

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