WONDERCON 2017 / CZARFACE [#GeekSwag Reviews]: Hip-Hop and Comics – First Weapon Drawn.

Hip-Hop and Comics are arguably two of the most historically popular and influential forms of entertainment media, so it's only natural that they would have a confluence of fans and a panel at WonderCon 2017 to bring them together. As a pair of #GeekSwaggers who are quite obviously huge fans of both mediums, both "Pasto" …

RUN THE JEWELS / CHILDISH GAMBINO / RAPSODY / KXNG CROOKED / J. COLE / AB-SOUL / KID CUDI [#GeekSwag Reviews]: Sorry We Missed You.

While most other music blogs and webzines are posting up their annual "Best Albums of the Year" noms, we're still playing catch-up with the hip-hop onslaught that was November and December. Got-damn! Hey, us over at #GeekSwag play video games, read comics, watch some wrasslin' and wait in line for superhero movies, too. But in …

CZARFACE / A TRIBE CALLED QUEST / LA COKA NOSTRA / TONE SPLIFF / JOE BUDDEN [#GeekSwag Reviews]: A Fistful of Peril.

For anyone who's been under a rock and managed to miss Every Hero Needs a Villain, which was probably 2015's best #GeekSwag Album, A Fistful of Peril is similarly like breaking loose from gravity, falling through the atmosphere and traveling through a portal in space to another dimension; one full of comic book heros and …

ATMOSPHERE / RAS KASS / M.I.A. / BISHOP LAMONT [#GeekSwag Reviews]: Rhyme Sayers.

Over the past 20-years, Slug and Ant have been speaking their minds and reeling you in with their own style of thought-provoking hip-hop. Over time they’ve stayed true to their style--and unlike some older groups--haven’t strayed from what they do best in the slightest. That being said, if you’re looking for hard, banging beats, you’ve …

DE LA SOUL / BANKS & STEELZ / KA / DJ SNAKE [#GeekSwag Reviews]: Nobody Anonymous.

Icons have nothing to prove. Drop a classic on the first try, coast for a lifetime. Produce a cult classic on the second, rest on your laurels no need to step up your game. Yet De La Soul keeps birthing timeless gems almost three decades after their debut masterpiece, 3 Feet High and Rising, with …

SCHOOLBOY Q / CUT CHEMIST / BLU & NOTTZ / UGLY HEROES [#GeekSwag Reviews]: Yah! Yah! Yah!

There isn’t much to say about the new ScHoolBoy Q album, Blank Face LP. Now, that’s not to say that the album isn’t dope as hell. There just isn’t much about it that is new or shocking. It feels like the same story is being told. Not even a different part of the same story; …

DJ SHADOW / APATHY / ILL BILL [#GeekSwag Reviews]: Handsnakes With…

Although DJ Shadow has partnered up with Cut Chemist to do a tour celebrating a Tribute to Afrika Bambaataa, it’s been 5-years since his last original solo album. So unlock the gates because the new vinyl is upon us and The Mountain Will Fall! After the emcee-heavy The Outsider (2006) and his more energized, adrenaline-fueled …