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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Lifestyle, Media

Word on the Street: 6-22-15

Odd Future rapper Tyler, the Creator reacts to a fan via a long online post. He explains that the many issues from his past are long gone and that he understands this new album might not appeal to his older fans. [Pitchfork] Plus, there’s news on Kylie Jenner, Kendrick Lamar, a new Janet Jackson track, Diddy […]

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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, Events, Lifestyle

2013’s Best: The Top Moments in Hip-Hop

If only we weren’t limited to ten. Hip-hop had a huge year, from Twitter beefs to chart-breaking albums, from the new paupers-turned-princes of hip-hop – but don’t think the last gawd is to remain unspoken for. We’re talking marriage proposals via YouTube — sans any corny flash mobs — hospital visits and riots, and a […]

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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, 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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