The Wildebeest. Posts

April 12, 2019 /

There’s a peculiar sample which pops up at various points on Veteran, second full-length by indie rapper JPEGMAFIA.

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March 29, 2019 /

“And that was…Knowledge of self! (Determination)”

In 1998 hip-hop was in an odd place. The music was fully entrenched in the blingy mindset, with cash, women, and very expensive things all over the place.

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March 22, 2019 /

My goodness, King Krule has GOT to be hiding a 55-year old crooner in his basement, man!

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March 15, 2019 /

You may be wondering how to pronounce the name of Latyrx, the pairing of Bay Area emcees Lateef the Truth Speaker and Lyrics Born.

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March 7, 2019 /

From front to back, Mac DeMarco‘s 2014 record Salad Days is pleasant. It’s a freewheeling and mellow album, with jams that feel like a reassuring breeze on a summer day.

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February 22, 2019 /

When it comes to my range of knowledge of The Killers, I know this: I’ve heard “Mr.

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February 14, 2019 /

Tupac Shakur is a monolithic figure, and one of the most well-known rappers ever. A dude revered for not just for his music, but his intelligence, charisma, and outspoken personality.

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February 8, 2019 /

Enigmatic and inviting are two words that describe Against All Logic‘s 2012-2017 well.

Against All Logic is the alias for NYC producer Nicolas Jaar, who is known for his sample-based approach to dance and house music.

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February 1, 2019 /

“The South got something to say…” And they said it LOUD.

Alright. So, in ’94 OutKast arrived and upset the hip-hop hierarchy, establishing that South, Atlanta in particular, was very much a force to be reckoned with and very far removed from the cold street themes of NYC or the smoked out set-trippin’ of Los Angeles.

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January 18, 2019 /

Damn man, Noname played not one, but two doggone shows in D.C. this month and both sold out before I could get in.

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