Tomer Gershenman's Side Projects

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Music Review Writer (Hebrew)

 In addition to my work in radio, I have also been writing hip hop related music reviews, most recently for major web-portal "Walla"!


December 12th, 2016 - Best of 2016 In Hip Hop (walla!)
A round up of 2016's best albums and songs in hip hop, as well as some general trneds. 

December 5th, 2016 - Chidlish Gambino - 'awaken, My love!" (Walla!)
A rewview of Chidlish Gambino's new album, "awaekn, My Love"!

November 16th, 2016 - A Tribe Called Quest - We Got it From Here, Thanks 4 Your Service
A review of A Tribe Called Quest's reunion album and the stroy behind it.

October 26th, 2016 - The Chemical Brothers (Walla!)
Ed Simmons of the "Chemical Brothers" in a special interview, talking about their upcoming concert in Israel and their illustrious career. 

Septmber 7th, 2016 - 20 Years to 2Pac's death
An article about 2Pac's iconic figure, 20 years after his death.

August 30th, 2016  - De La Soul and the Anonymous Nobodyugust 30th - De La Soul and the Anonymous Nobody
A review of De La Soul's new album, "and the Annoymous Nobody".

July 12th, 2016 - Black Lives Matter 
A round up of the hip hop songs that have come out as response to the back to back incidents of police brutality towards Afrian-Americans.

June 30th, 2016 - DJ Shadow Interview (Walla!)
A written version of the DJ Shadow interview, talking about his new album "The Mountain Will Fall", his classic debut "Endtroducing" and more.

June 26th, 2016 - 10 Songs you didn't know that Pharrell Williams (Walla!)
A list of 10 songs that you didn't know were produced by Pharrell Williams  or featured him.

June 26th, 2016 - Wiz Khalifa in Israel (Walla!)
A review of Wiz Khalifa's first ever performance in Israel. 

June 9th, 2016 - Die Antwoord (Walla!)
A review of Die Antwoord's first ever concert in Israel and the hard situation of attending such a show in the midst of the news about a terror attack in Tel-Aviv.

April 1st, 2016 - 88FM's Joint Recommendation List
The monthly recap by 88FM's editors and hosts, featuring recommendations by Tomer Gershenman : Peled's "Hakol Alay" and Elzhi's "Two 16's.

February 18th, 2016 - Kanye West's "The Life of Pablo" Review (Walla!)
A review of Kanye West's new album "The Life of Pablo" - the good and the bad parts of it and the controversy surrounding it.

December 31st, 2015 : Best Hip Hop of 2015 (songs) (88FM)
Tomer Gershenman chooses some of his favorite hip hop songs of 2015 for 88FM's website - songs by Joey Bada$$, Vince Stapes, Action Bronson (feat. Chance the Rapper), Dr. Dre (feat. Anderon.Paak), Jedi Mind Tricks (feat. A.F.R.O & R.A The Rugged Man) ,Kendrick Lamar and J.Cole..

December 25th, 2015 : Best Hip Hop of 2015 (albums) (Walla!)
Tomer Gershenman writes about the year 2015 in hip hop - the most notable trends in hip hop and 7 special albums that were released that year : 2 albums by Ghostface Killah ("Sour Soul' with BADBADNOTGOOD and "12 Reasons to Die 2" with Adrian Younge), Vince Staple's "Summertime '06", Earl Sweatshirt's "I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside", The Game's "The Documentary 2" and Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly".

October 9th, 2015 : A$AP Rocky, Tyler, the Creator, Vince Staples & Danny Brown (Walla!)
Tomer Gershenman covers "The Tyler & Rocky Tour"'s New York City concert, held at Madison Square Garden. The tour featured four of hip hop's biggest starts : A$AP Rocky, Tyler, the Creator, Vince Staples & Danny Brown.

August 18th, 2015 : Esek Shacor (Walla!)
Before the legendary reunion party of legendary hip hop radio show "Esek Shachor" ("Black Business"), Tomer Gershenman dedicates a column to the show, 
sighting its significance to the Israeli hip hop culture.

August 17th, 2015 : "Straight Outta Compton"  (Walla!): "Straight Outta Compton"  (Walla!)
A hip hop head's review of the NWA biopic "Straight Outta Compton" - who's going to enjoy it and who's going to remain indifferent.

August 10th, 2015 ; Dr. Dre's "Compton" (Walla!)
With Dr. Dre realsing his "Compton" soundtrack album as his final album,  Tomer Gershenman reviews the Doctor's career - his accolades, his controversies - and of course, the new album itself. 

June 25th, 2015 : Damian Marley concert review (Walla!)
Coverage of Damian Marley's first ever concert in Israel, noting the setlist, the vibes and Marley's connection to the crowd.

March 3rd, 2013 : Coolio concert review (Mako)arch 3rd, 2013 : Coolio concert review (Mako)
Coverage of rap veteran Coolio's return to the stage in Israel and why it was not very glorious. 

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