Tag: California

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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December 20, 2018 /
September 28, 2018 /

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

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January 6, 2017 /
December 29, 2016 /

So, we made it to the end of 2016.

Just barely.

Much like you (probably), I’m firmly in the camp that this year has been an utter garbage heap of insane politics, caustic hot-takes, and the steady, Final Destination-style torrent of random celebrity deaths, and my cynicism knows no bounds for the next year.

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October 28, 2016 /

Cali rapper Fashawn‘s 2009 debut, Boy Meets World, forever occupies a special place in my heart.

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January 15, 2016 /

“All I need… is a ride or die…”

Lately I’ve been putting quite bit of play on Devoted, the second album from the Cali indie group Rituals of Mine (formerly known as Sister Crayon).  

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January 17, 2013 /

AIN’T NO FUN IF THE ALIENS CAN’T HAVE NONNNNEEEEEE

Death Grips is great headache music. I mean that in the best possible way.  

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November 15, 2012 /

Of course I had to put down a few words about this one.

Now, to be quite honest, I’m not going to go into Compton native Kendrick Lamar‘s bio too much, there’s  plenty about him all over the blogosphere, but, for the completely uninitiated, here’s my less-than-30-words-summary: California rapper hailed as the next big thing due to his impressive lyricism, strong storytelling skills, and a penchant for deep introspection and social commentary…ya bish.

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