The Wildebeest. Posts

November 2, 2018 /

E.S.G. most definitely left their mark on popular music.

An acronym which stands for Emerald Sapphire & Gold, E.S.G.

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October 18, 2018 /

I’m just here to say y’all need to put some respect on Sade‘s name!

Sade (pronounced, Sha-DAY) is one group that earns their praise but one whom I find are somewhat overlooked when it comes to discussion of top-tier R&B acts.

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September 28, 2018 /

DJ Shadow‘s debut Endtroducing… is a masterpiece, one of the greatest instrumental records ever made.

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September 21, 2018 /

I can’t listen to this without feeling a tightness in my chest.

The death of Mac Miller two weeks ago was a real shock.

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September 7, 2018 /

Now here’s a gem.

Alright, so backstory. In 1986 hip-hop was transitioning from a fad into a cultural and commercial juggernaut, and the Beastie Boys were there to push it over the edge.

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August 31, 2018 /
August 23, 2018 /

From his work in Freestyle Fellowship to Haiku D’Etat, I have respect for Aceyalone.

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August 10, 2018 /

I’m a Libra myself, but whatever…

Saxophonist Cannonball Adderley left an indelible mark on the world of jazz, playing with legends such as Ray Charles and Miles Davis (even playing on Davis’s legendary Kind of Blue and Milestones albums), teaching jazz at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (I lived near that school for a time), and later on as a bandleader in The Cannonball Adderley Quintet, which featured his brother, trumpeter Nat Adderley and other jazz heavyweights which included Yusef LateefJoe Zawinul, and Barry Harris.

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July 12, 2018 /

Shad is back, and I’m crazy hella excited, y’all!

It’s been nearly five long years since the Canadian rap sensation, Shadrach Kabango, AKA Shad K, AKA Shad, has blessed us with some dope music, and hearing this new track from his upcoming record A Short Story About A War made me realize how much of a drought it’s been.

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July 6, 2018 /

…Otherwise known as, “that one song that was in every other movie and television show in the late ’90s with a mysterious, brooding female lead.”

Esthero was the duo of Toronto singer Jenny-Bea Englishman and Canadian-born, Minnesota-raised producer Martin “Doc” McKinney, who in the late ’90s came together to create a classic record in Breath From Another, a simmering, trip-hoppish affair in the vein of Morcheeba or Sneaker Pimps.

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