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2004 Stories by Dan LeRoy

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  • God Save the Scene

    published December 22, 2004

    Its difficult to survey the hip-hop of 2004, more bloated and self-referential than ever, and not imagine the mythical AOR wasteland of the... More >>

  • Handsome Boy Modeling School

    published November 10, 2004

    Handsome Boy Modeling School released its lone album in 1999, and since then high-concept hip-hop albums with a sense of humor have become common... More >>

  • De La Soul

    published October 13, 2004

    If LL Cool J's most recent album seemed to prove hip-hop wouldn't allow its veteran stars to age gracefully, this is the rebuttal. Largely MIA... More >>

  • Cee-Lo

    published September 29, 2004

    Cee-Lo Green's freakadelic solo debut may have established him as a latter-day George Clinton, but he still has the common sense he was... More >>

  • The Dirt on Dirty

    published August 25, 2004

    The thin red line between genius and spectacular craziness is one that musicians of every genre stumble across all the time. But almost no one has... More >>

  • Goodie Mob

    published July 21, 2004

    After helping create the genre-busting Southern hip-hop that fellow Georgian pioneers OutKast would ride to superstardom, Goodie Mob's third... More >>

  • Love Stinks

    published July 7, 2004

    How big a success has Eamon's foul-mouthed breakup song, "F*** It (I Don't Want You Back)," become this year? Here's all you need to know: Even... More >>

  • Kanye West

    published April 7, 2004

    This has been touted as the year's most-anticipated release -- less because of what Kanye West has achieved as half of Roc-A-Fella's hit-making... More >>

  • Cee-Lo

    published March 31, 2004

    Cee-Lo Green's freakadelic solo debut may have established him as a latter-day George Clinton, but he still has the common sense he was born with.... More >>

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