4 items by Havelock Nelson

  • Da Bomb

    Da Bomb | ALBUM REVIEW

    Like a pair of rapping Kid Dyno-mites, Kris Kross first blew up in listeners' ears two years ago. Backed by tracks created by Jermaine Dupri, a former dancer for Run-D.M.C., the duo of Chris Smith and...

    August 3, 1993 10:40 AM ET
  • The Chronic

    The Chronic | ALBUM REVIEW

    This is dedicated to the Niggaz that was down from day one," begins Dr. Dre on The Chronic. But before joining N.W.A, this "nigga 4 life" was a love-song-singing, lace-shirt-and-eyeliner-wearing member of the World Class Wreckin' Cru....

    March 18, 1993 12:00 AM ET
  • Business Never Personal

    Business Never Personal | ALBUM REVIEW

    Innovation has always powered black pop, and in hip-hop the flavor of the month changes almost every week. One moment fans are down wit' "OPP," then — blam! — "They Want EFX." In an atmosphere of constant...

    September 17, 1992 12:00 AM ET
  • Don't Sweat The Technique

    Don't Sweat The Technique | ALBUM REVIEW

    The music Eric B. and Rakim make kicks because it sneaks into the ear like careless whispers before exploding on the brain like dynamite. Eric B.'s tracks are mellow and mean, while Rakim's lyrics are at once...

    July 9, 1992 12:00 AM ET