james bell

Goin’ Off: 10 Albums for the hip-hop layman

Ten albums for the hip-hop layman. This list has been my burden, my baby. I’ve carried it for the last month or so. Consider this the document of my labor. It began with a serious debate between me, myself and I and my knowledgeable counsel, who shall remain nameless. The questions Read More…

Goin’ Off: Kleening with Jupracobrah

“Buckle your seatbelts / You’re in for the ride of a lifetime.” Your wet-work specialist is here to “kleen” the rap game, or at least make it more interesting by investing in the truth. Yes, his name is Self Jupiter. And no, there’s no need for questions. He’s had a job like Read More…

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Sample Sundays: A Farewell Dedication

That’s right, people. If you didn’t read the title (who even reads these days?), this is my sign off. I’m figuratively retiring my jersey, hanging up my cleats, taking off my gloves, unplugging the mic (I may pick one up some day, but for now I’ll continue to spit unintelligible Read More…

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Sample Sundays: “High Friday” Edition

What up y’all. This Friday was 4/20. So, I hope you’ll forgive me for any and all errors, as things have been a little hazy recently. But despite any clouds or odd and inviting smells you and I have encountered (or created) this past weekend, I still got you on the Read More…