The Wildebeest. Posts

June 14, 2019 /

This listen by Blue Scholars takes me way, way back, like, sophomore year of college. Nostalgia is a trip, I’m tellin’ ya’ll!

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June 7, 2019 /

Bruh, Lonnie Liston Smith‘s got HEAT!

Jazz and funk veteran Lonnie Liston Smith has been in the cut since the early 1960s, establishing his keyboard chops while working with jazz greats like Art BlakeyMax RoachPharoah Sanders, and even Miles Davis.

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May 31, 2019 /

Damn, Injury Reserve makes it sound so easy!

The Arizona rap trio Injury Reserve has been on a steady come up since their 2015 debut Live from the Dentist Office, absolutely killing it with their punchy beats, hooked up by producer Parker Corey, and dope flows from emcees Ritchie With a T and Stepa J.

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May 24, 2019 /

Man, Barrie‘s got the real summertime joints!

I’m swayed by the easygoing mood that Brooklyn band Barrie’s debut, Happy to Be Here, has in spades.

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May 10, 2019 /

If Billie Eilish ever gets sick of making music she’s got a hell of a career ahead of her in ASMR.

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May 3, 2019 /

Modern life sucks, and Bodega is just calling it as they see it.

Bodega is a Brooklyn (cuz, of course) punk-pop quintet made up of singers Ben Hozie and Nikki Belfiglio, bassist Heather Elle, guitarist Madison Velding-VanDam and drummer Montana Simone, who released their debut, Endless Scroll, last year.

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April 26, 2019 /

Sometimes I sit back and wonder if the rapper Rakim was an English major in a past life…you know, without the pretentiousness, the laziness, or the bullshit (oh, how we bullshit!).

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April 19, 2019 /

You ever listen to an album 3 times in a row then realize that it’s what’s been missing in your life?

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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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