Tag: New York City

June 9, 2016 /

Best way to sum up A$AP Rocky? Young, black, and don’t give a fuck.

Coming out of Harlem, Rocky has caught a lot of attention and praise quickly over the past few years, known for his laid back demeanor, laconic delivery, and spaced-out vibe.

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June 2, 2016 /

Mike Birnbaum is D. Gookin, an independent NYC-based producer and deejay who has built up a steady discography over the past several years, creating funky and upbeat music which aims for positivity and good vibes, employing bouncy beats, calming melodies, and a joyous, carefree feel.

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May 26, 2016 /

While as not as well known as some of their contemporaries of late ‘80s hip-hop, the Ultramagnetic MCs brought some unique stuff to the table.

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April 20, 2016 /
March 17, 2016 /

Man, you hear that groove, though?! I love this track!

Liquid Liquid was a New York-based band from the early 1980s, known for their unconventional and rather avant garde approach to music.

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December 3, 2015 /

Gang Starr is a group which doesn’t get as much praise as they should, even though they were massive in early ‘90s hip-hop.

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November 12, 2015 /

Forever a classic.

Bronx bombas Sonny Cheeba and Geechie Suede absolutely struck gold with this one, and together as Camp Lo, they  turned the rap game into a total Blaxploitation flick.

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October 15, 2015 /

Honestly? The reason why it took me so damn long to get around to speaking about Pete Rock & CL Smooth, lowkey one of the nicest duos hip-hop music has ever seen, is because it’s truly too damn difficult to pick one song to introduce them.

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September 30, 2015 /

I grin like a moron every time I hear this song. Every single goddamn time.

Out of the nine members which form the hip-hop supergroup known as the Wu-Tang Clan, I would have to say that Ol’ Dirty Bastard is my favorite.

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August 13, 2015 /

This past week hip-hop lost Sean Price,  a legendary emcee well-known and revered by many underground rap fans and more than likely your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper.

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