This young Canadian dude is blowing up all over YouTube these days. His gimmick is his acapella covers of famous pop songs. Not that crazy in and of itself, but he does it very very well. His videos have a combined total of over 12 million views. That’s nothing to shake a stick at for […]
I don’t know a whole lot about this project, but apparently it’s been in the works for a while. Called 10illematic/10FDOOM, the ten-track mixtape uses five Nas beats and five MF Doom beats. It’s not clear why those two emcees were picked, but the result is surprisingly good. Tennille has a silky smooth voice, and […]
Google recently launched a new tool called Books NGram Viewer, which charts the frequency that a word or phrase appears in a corpus of books (e.g., “British English”, “English Fiction”, “French”) over a selected time period. The tool has access to around 11.5% of all the books ever written, thanks to Google’s ongoing book-scanning project. […]
The website Instapundit, in a recent post, equates communists to Nazis. “Communists are as bad as Nazis,” the post argues, “and their defenders and apologists are as bad as Nazis’ defenders, but far more common. When you meet them, show them no respect. They’re evil, stupid, and dishonest. They should not enjoy the consequences of […]
Apparently we here at 4080 got a little too wrapped up in ourselves an missed a big album drop this past year. Reflection Eternal, the hip hop team made up of Taliban Kweli and Hi-Tek have been consistently making solid hip hop that dwarfs any of their solo stuff. Pitchfork’s review of their latest album […]
In what has to be an unexpected news article for most weekdays, Canada’s Globe and Mail has run a story about President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda. The story? Apparently Museveni has released a “wildly popular” rap video. The Globe has this to say: The new hit isn’t exactly gangsta, though. It’s more poor-African-farmer than Straight Outta […]
Below is a full 45 minute concert from the Gorillaz that they performed after an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman. It’s pretty wicked.
Taxes are a contentious thing in America, seemingly more so than in any other western country. Despite the advice of Oliver Wendell Holmes, who famously described them as the cost of civilization, Americans detest all forms of taxation – especially on income. And the idea that President Obama has raised income taxes seems to be […]