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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Album Review, Emcee

2015’s Best: The Album Picks of the Year

As the year comes to a close, I can’t help but be completely in awe of all the music I’ve encountered, for reasons that are pretty obvious. In 2015, we witnessed a resurgence of music that was not only diverse in genre, but culturally and politically resonant. One of the biggest landmarks in music was […]

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New Music

Jam On It: Patrick Paige II – “Prelude”

Receive a co-sign from Syd the Kyd, and you instantly have my ears. Patrick Paige II, more familiarly known as the The Internet bassist, released a solo project entitled “Prelude,” that is riddled with instrumentals laden with experimental vibes that invoke a weighty sense of bliss that has Thundercat’s influential fingerprints all over it. Paige […]

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Video

Peep This: The Internet – “Get Away”

The Internet’s “Ego Death” is the gift that keeps on giving. Following an fun, yet ever so intimate showing on NPR Tiny Desk Concert, Syd tha Kyd, Matt Martian and crew drop the video for song “Get Away.” Syd is a contentious lover that tells shorty to “light a L and chill out,” because sometimes […]

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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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Video

Peep This: The Internet Debuts Visuals For “Girl”

The Internet dropped two surprises for all their fans today: a full streaming version of the Kaytranada produced, soulful track “Girl” and its official music video. A snippet of the track was circulating the Soundcloud universe last January and fans have been patiently waiting for the full version ever since. Hit play on the video […]

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Emcee, Events, Media

RECAP: UCLA JazzReggae Festival 2014 – Jam Day

Right after UCSD’s Sun God, the UCLA JazzReggae Festival hosts some of the best line-ups within university events, and the 35th edition falling on Memorial Day followed true to form. Headlined by The Internet, Aloe Blacc (who coincidentally went to school across the freeway) and LA doggfather Snoop Dogg, the first half of the festival […]

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Emcee, Media

The Friday Five

  Are you currently at NoChella all because you’re BrokeChella?  No worries, just throw on this week’s Friday Five.  It highlights some of the hip-hop artists performing out in Indio this weekend.  I mean, turning this playlist up is practically like being at Coachella, minus all the Tumblr chicks running around in Indian headdresses and […]

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Lifestyle, Media

Body Rolls And Candy Hearts

Single or taken, this time of the year can be stressful for everyone. From making dinner reservations, ordering flowers, finding the right card, and so forth. Ya, this time of the year can make us feel some type of way…a way into our wallets. But if you and your bae are into the Valentine cliches […]

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Emcee

2013’s Best: Nova’s Top Albums

I’m really sorry that I’ve neglected you this year, hip-hop.  New waves of UK dance pop, PBR’n’B, and the budding chill-trap movement have distracted me from my deep roots with you.  Songs by French Montana and 2 Chainz were shrug-while-fist-twisting worthy when I was at the club, but it made me cringe when I realized […]

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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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