David Wollock

Review: 'Rakim'


Hardcore rap pioneer Rakim and his well chosen opening group, Jurassic 5, prove that in an age of MTV and flashy concert production, hip-hop fans still respect and respond to old school basics…

Review: 'Busta Rhymes'


Perhaps the most energetic showman in hip-hop, Busta Rhymes hit the stage like a tornado and exited just as quickly, leaving a sold-out house of sweaty bodies in his wake. Fans seem satisfied by the…


Review: 'Maxwell'


With his new "Unplugged" EP just three weeks old and his platinum debut, "Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite" (Columbia), still hanging tough on the pop charts 64 weeks after its release, it's no surprise…

Review: 'Wu-Tang Clan'


Wu-Tang Clan, the rap supergroup, are hardly an old-school collective, yet their 60-minute live set tapped into the jam-in-the-park vibe of rap's origins. Their gritty and aggressive lyrics often are…

Review: 'Prodigy'


Prodigy (Mayan Theatre; 1,500 capacity; $ 20) Produced by Bill Silva Presents. Band: Keith Flint, Liam Howlett, Leeroy Thornhill, Maxim Reality, Gizz Butt. Reviewed May 28, 1997. Using live frontmen…

Review: 'Erykah Badu'


Erykah Badu (House of Blues; 1,000 capacity; $ 22.50) Presented inhouse. Band: Badu, Joyce Strong, Karen Cox, Chonita Gilbert, Charles Bell, Hubert Eves, Norman Hurt. Opened and reviewed April 21…

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