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From The Album “People Of Today”
We’ve covered Lin-Manuel Miranda before, but we’re back with a quick update. When we last discussed, Mr. Miranda had made an appearance at the White House and performed a rap about Alexander Hamilton. The New Yorker has an extensive look at our friend, and how he has turned that one song into a full fledged musical […]
I was browsing Reddit today, as every productive day starts, and came across a thread about the most under appreciated album of all time. One user mentioned Gza’s Liquid Swords. I remembered this album from when I was much younger, and honestly don’t remember it that fondly. But I took the advice in the thread and gave […]
I’ve been reading Decoded recently, which is a surprisingly good read. The usual self-rationalization etc., but Jay-Z shows some surprisingly insightful moments. In the book, he discusses the track I Can’t Get with That, as one of his first music videos when he was really trying to get out there. Back before labels took him seriously. […]
Mixcloud has become my new favorite hobby. I’ve now lost a ton of time surfing and listening to all kinds of excellent mixes and mashups. Check out the one below featuring UK hip hop, from our friends over at The Find Mag. R.R.R. (Real Recognize Real) by The Find Mag on Mixcloud
One word: dope. via HipHopDX.
Time.com has an interview with Talib Kweli focusing on his upcoming album, Prisoner of Conscious. It’s an interesting read, particularly because Kweli appears to yearn for a little more grit. While Kweli has no problem sticking up for what he believes in, he balks at being pigeonholed in the “conscious rap” genre. It’s not that he […]
As most of you know, the Roots are the greatest band in late night TV. They have made Late Night with Jimmy Fallon a huge success, and have also indicated that they are likely to follow Jimmy when he moves to take over the Tonight Show in a couple of years. One audience favourite bit […]
Grantland has a great story on The secret history of Kobe Bryant’s failed attempt at a rap career. It’s a bit of a long read, but in the best possible way. It tracks Kobe’s path through his time signed at Sony Entertainment and provides surprisingly relatable discussions about his struggles to remain true to his original […]