DJ Shadow‘s debut Endtroducing… is a masterpiece, one of the greatest instrumental records ever made.
So, we made it to the end of 2016.
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.
“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).
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.