Tag: Hip-hop

September 20, 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 6, 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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June 21, 2018 /

The Nonce is one of those groups who, if you know, you know. But if you don’t, hey, I’m here to share the goodness.

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June 7, 2018 /

WHEW LAWD! Now if I could bring back any defunct group from the ether, it’d have to be New Kingdom

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May 31, 2018 /

The Doppelgangaz‘s EP and Matter Ov Fact are just a couple of lowlife scumbags, and trust me, they’re the first ones to let you know.

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April 19, 2018 /

So before the storied and lengthy career and massive critical acclaim, before Black Thought was proving he was the GOAT, before ?uestlove was the keeper of the culture and the beats, and before they were Jimmy Fallon‘s house band, The Roots was a unique rap act coming out of Philly, and in the early ’90s right when East Coast hip-hop was taking on a jazz-influenced style, The Roots went all the way in, employing live instruments like horns and pianos.

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April 5, 2018 /

On my first impression, Young Fathers‘ Cocoa Sugar is both a perplexing and compelling listen.

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March 1, 2018 /

Be you, stay true, be different…

Odd Mojo is sticking to that mantra, and her music is doper for it.

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February 8, 2018 /