Tag: new york

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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June 8, 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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February 16, 2018 /
December 1, 2017 /

This week I’ve been revisiting I’m New Here, the final record from the spoken-word poet Gil Scott-Heron.

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August 18, 2017 /

“…And I did it up!”

billy woods (all lowercase, no gimmicks) really is becoming one of my favorite artists.

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June 30, 2017 /

Last week we lost a hip-hop legend: Prodigy, in his own words, “a dirty New Yorker” and one-half of the seminal duo Mobb Deep, along with his partner Havoc.

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December 16, 2016 /

Haunted, indeed.

Poe (not the writer) is the alias of singer and songwriter Anne Decatur Danielewski, who got the music world’s attention in 1995 with her debut album Hello, a solid modern rock record which established her as a force in female vocalists with attitude, bringing anger, emotion, and power to her music. 

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December 2, 2016 /

Right down to the badass cover (stunting on a wrecked Caddy…nice comment that posturing is all garbage anyway), Elucid‘s (short for elucidate?) Save Yourself is one of the more intriguing records I’ve heard this year.

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March 11, 2016 /

Go on and let this one play for a minute. Sounds familiar? If you’re a hip-hop fan, you already know, but if you don’t?

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February 5, 2016 /


“A Little God in My Hands.” Sounds kinda messy. I hope you wash up.

Anyhow, Swans is a pretty revered experimental rock group headed up by Michael Gira.

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