The Wildebeest. Posts

April 19, 2018 /

So before the storied and lengthy career and massive critical acclaim, before Black Thought was proving he was the GOAT, before ?uestlove was the keeper of the culture and the beats, and before they were Jimmy Fallon‘s house band, The Roots was a unique rap act coming out of Philly, and in the early ’90s right when East Coast hip-hop was taking on a jazz-influenced style, The Roots went all the way in, employing live instruments like horns and pianos.

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April 12, 2018 /

Ayo, Dizzy Gillespie plays the sax / Me, myself I love to max / Redbone cuties I’m out to wax / Stick up kids is out to tax!

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April 5, 2018 /

On my first impression, Young Fathers‘ Cocoa Sugar is both a perplexing and compelling listen.

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March 15, 2018 /

Here’s one to put you in your feelings!

There’s a lot going for Daniel Caesar‘s Freudian.

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March 8, 2018 /

Queen Latifah is a legend. Arriving on the scene in the late ’80s, the rapper born Dana Owens came with an attitude and intelligent, enlightened style that was all her own.

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March 1, 2018 /

Be you, stay true, be different…

Odd Mojo is sticking to that mantra, and her music is doper for it.

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February 15, 2018 /

Yo, this is like the dopest reference I’ve ever seen to an operating system, ever.

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February 8, 2018 /
January 31, 2018 /

I can hear all 2.5 of you already: “You skipped over Mezzanine?!” Deal with it, nerds, I’ll get to Massive Attack‘s legendary record some other time.

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January 24, 2018 /

What a peculiar, spastic, and fun record Iglooghost has got here!

Iglooghost is the alterego of Irish electronic musician Seamus Malliagh, who has been raising the eyebrows of many with his maximalist approach to music-making, employing a hectic musical pastiche of noise, electronic beats, chipmunk-style vocals, radically-altered samples, and almost alien sound manipulations, all thrown together and somehow made to work with each other.

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