Tag: Hip-hop

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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March 15, 2019 /

You may be wondering how to pronounce the name of Latyrx, the pairing of Bay Area emcees Lateef the Truth Speaker and Lyrics Born.

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February 1, 2019 /

“The South got something to say…” And they said it LOUD.

Alright. So, in ’94 OutKast arrived and upset the hip-hop hierarchy, establishing that South, Atlanta in particular, was very much a force to be reckoned with and very far removed from the cold street themes of NYC or the smoked out set-trippin’ of Los Angeles.

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January 18, 2019 /

Damn man, Noname played not one, but two doggone shows in D.C. this month and both sold out before I could get in.

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December 28, 2018 /

Pusha T‘s DAYTONA is one of my most played albums of 2018 and it’s NOT because it’s 25 minutes long.

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December 20, 2018 /
November 16, 2018 /

For a Das EFX post, I briefly considered working in an “-iggedy” into every line but I can’t be arsed to do so and you should be happy about that.

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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 23, 2018 /

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

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