Son Raw's latest mix featuring unreleased Grime Dubplates, White labels and some of his own production
R.I.P John Holt October 20, 2014
We pay tribute to reggae legend John Holt
Ka’s Dead Prophet Report October 16, 2014
Anwar Sabreen does not approve your trite Disney references.  Ka is no longer a secret. He is Brownsville’s late bloom comeback story. He went from bowing out of the rat race gracefully, to crafting two critically acclaimed albums back to back. His YouTube channel had been transmogrified into a frigid project cul de sac via a […]
Asking music writers to agree on one thing is an impossible task. Some think Young Thug’s otherworldly yelps ruled the summer while others would prefer he return to his home planet. One thing you can depend on is most of these tunes will inspire unrestrained dancing all the way into autumn. See below for our […]
Okay, We’re Reloaded September 24, 2014
Last week, I was updating the blogroll for the re-launch of this site and remembered that not only do blogrolls no longer exist, no longer do most blogs. I’m not talking about Tumblr accounts where teenagers achieve new and thrilling scientific breakthroughs in Giff.ery each week. I’m talking about the wave that crested in the […]
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Son Raw’s thinking ‘bout freek’n’you. Momentum’s been building for a few years, but Hip-Hop’s awkward fumble throughout 2014 so far has confirmed it: R&B is officially the driving force in black music. For 80s babies, this makes for strange times – we grew up in an era where R&B was a palette cleanser, a gateway […]
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Dweez has been assigned Steve Zahn as a doppleganger on more than one occasion. “This was a brief glittering moment of jazz as straight-up entertainment before the music was bogged down by academia and oppressive seriousness. Jazz was once the music of the people, and an element of entertainment value was not just provided: it […]
Paul Thompson might take a loss but bitch, he’d rather take his chances Do you remember the single from the second Mike Jones album? Of course you don’t. “Mr. Jones” was released in September of 2006, debuting at #92 on Billboard and disappearing almost immediately after. You remember the beat, though—Lil Wayne repurposed it as […]
Son Raw’s lamping with the World Cup Before MoMA approved conceptual Sino-Grime, before transnational club tunes, and before producers started working at 130BPM, there was Oil Gang. Kicking off a string of no-holds bared releases in 2010 as Grime’s second act was just beginning, the London-based label has been a key factor in drawing attention […]
The greatest rap video show in the history of Beverly Hills returns for its fourth episode — first released on April 16th, 1993. The guest hosts are the Pharcyde beaming live from Delicious Vinyl’s label offices on Sunset Blvd. Fatlip is absent because Fatlip. The word “papes” is used repeatedly in regards to “The Hills.” […]