New Music, Video

Peep This: The Internet – “Special Affair/Curse”

It’s always a party when The Internet’s around, and for the “Special Affair” visuals, Syd and the gang switch up the turn-up into a slow burn. Black and white sets the mood at first, but once the video flips itself unto “Curse” and a rotating scheme of role reversals, the band becomes bold and hi-def. […]

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Video

Peep This: The Internet Stops by NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

The Internet’s 2015 “Ego Death” marks the band’s coming of age record into presenting a brand of refreshing neo-soul and R&B thought to be lost in the rising wave of one-man production teams and drum machines. The band has long built a reputation for precise and stellar musicianship under Matt Martian’s stead, backed by a […]

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Emcee

Jam On It: Tyler, the Creator – “Fucking Young/Perfect”

Time, place, date. Sinister Tweets from the culture’s popular characters have used this formula to call congregations, break news and announce drops within a meager 140 characters. But maybe that’s just proof of the “less is more” notion especially after Odd Future ringleader Tyler, the Creator came out from beneath his stockpile of Golf Wang […]

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Emcee

ALBUM REVIEW: Earl Sweatshirt – Doris

Last week Odd Future MC and talented wordsmith, Earl Sweatshirt, dropped his debut LP, Doris.  Though the skills were already evident with the young spitter for quite some time now, there were always questions of whether or not he could hold down a complete album by himself.  I got my hands on a copy and […]

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Emcee, Events, Issues

RECAP: Mac Miller @ The Observatory, Santa Ana

I’ve personally been a fan of Mac Miller since day one. To say he’s come a long way from his first mixtape “Easy Mac” is an understatement. Last week I headed to The Observatory in Santa Ana to see Mac for my third time. Each time I have seen him perform has been a different […]

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Emcee, Issues, Media

Album Review: Tyler, The Creator – Wolf

Out the gate, I like Tyler the Creator’s “Wolf”, a lot. “Wolf” is Tyler’s 3rd studio album, and my favorite. It accomplishes all of the things a solid hip hop album should: 1) Have very few songs that I want to skip when I listen to it in full. 2) Have some sort of cohesive […]

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Jam On It: Tyler, The Creator ft. Frank Ocean – Slater

With Tyler, The Creator’s next album, “Wolf”, set to release next week, he’s building upon that buzz by dropping another single off of it.  On this track entitled “Slater”, he enlists the help of fellow Odd Future comrade Frank Ocean to tell a story about everybody’s favorite male chauvinist wrestler from Bayside High his chick […]

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