REVIEW: The Nobodies – Fables

Fables

Artist: Nobodies

Album: Fables

Label: Mends Recordings

Rating: 7 / 10

Reviewer: A to the L

The Nobodies hail from North Carolina, and this album, a collection of older and newer material, was the first release on Mends Recordings, a small indie label that is earning a good rep as the home of some talented artists. (Mends artist Esau, received a great review on this very website last month.)

REVIEW: Nas – Illmatic

Illamtic

Artist: Nas

Album: Illmatic

Label: Columbia

Rating: 10 / 10

Reviewer: Adrunk

In 1994, the old school was fading fast, every gangsta under the Cali sun was cruising into megastardom, and the new school style of East Coast lyricism was beginning to bloom. No other album bridged the gap between the new and old schools quite like “Illmatic” by Nas, an album so monumental its title is now a commonly used word in the hip hop lexicon.