Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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  • Internal Affairs [Rawkus, 1999] Neither
  • Desire [SRC/Universal Motown, 2006] *
  • W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) [W.A.R. Media/Duck Down Music Inc., 2011] *

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Internal Affairs [Rawkus, 1999] Neither

Desire [SRC/Universal Motown, 2006]
Keeping the conscious faith for seven years in the corporate wilderness, he remained relevant by leapfrogging bling and ringtone imperatives altogether ("Push," "Hold On"). *

W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) [W.A.R. Media/Duck Down Music Inc., 2011]
"Our revolutionaries want Grammys and Oscars/Making a mockery of the music to be pop stars," so this revolutionary makes a sermon of it instead, which doesn't work either until Jean Grae adds her mojo ("Assassins," "Haile Selassie Karate") *