The Wildebeest. Posts

July 25, 2014 /

Damn. Where do I even start with this one.

clipping. is a Los Angeles experimental rap group composed of two producers, William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes and emcee Daveed Diggs, the trio good friends who discovered that they could make beautiful music together by combining Diggs’ speedy gangsta raps over Hutson and Snipes’ staticky, aggravating glitch noise.

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June 25, 2014 /

Okay, now this listen is just too perfect for the summer.

St. Lucia (uh, the group, not the beautiful, sun-swept Caribbean nation) is the brainchild South African born, NYC-based artist Jean-Philip Grober, who made waves in the indie pop world with with his 2012 EPs, September and St.

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May 30, 2014 /

Baby don’t you cast him…

When I first started messin’ with old school hip-hop one of the first records to introduce me to this much larger world was Breaking Atoms, the 1991 debut of Main Source.

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May 16, 2014 /

This listen hit me in the gut around 10:40 this morning. I was in my cubicle at work, half-asleep, stomach rumbling, thoughts lost in the fog and a long, long day stretching out before me.

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April 30, 2014 /

I once read in a review of k-os’s 2009 record, Yes!, that the album is the closest thing to the definitive ‘sound’ of Toronto.

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April 16, 2014 /

Alright, so this track is already winning the “longest song title on The Wildebeest so far”-contest, but I didn’t pick tonight’s post on title alone.

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April 9, 2014 /

“I’ll thank God for the desert if I make it out this damn water…”

ST 2 Lettaz is most definitely a force to be reckoned with.

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March 28, 2014 /

I’m excited, y’all. The Foreign Exchange is playing in DC on May 2nd. Now I’ve never seen the duo of singer/(sometimes) rapper Phonte and producer Nicolay live before (yes, you can publicly shame me here), but I’ve heard great things about their live set, and believe me when I say that I’m going to be ALL over this one.

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March 20, 2014 /

Alright, so whatever happens after you press play, just…roll with it, okay?

Okay, so in 1993 the group New Kingdom arrived with their debut record, Heavy Load, ready to take on the world with their potent mix of rap, rock, and hard funk.

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March 11, 2014 /


“Just who…do you think…you are?”

I feel like many of those who stumble upon Shabazz Palaces‘ 2011 full-length, Black Up, are asking that question of the group.

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