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 […]
Free flying horse rap for the fuck of it. Marq Spekt and Blockhead offer this cadeau (“gift” in French) as a token of appreciation in the wake of their Justplaywitit, released last week on Hipnott Records. The lineup is burnished with A-List rapping labyrinths, Aesop Rock and Open Mike Eagle. Over a pillowy psych-jazz sample, […]
Torii MacAdams is blood simple “‘Bama.” My Texan housemate uses it as both noun and adjective. Not to be confused with “bammer,” “‘Bama” is supposed to simultaneously connote inferiority and desolate, country bumpkin simplicity. An example: “He’s from some ‘Bama ass part of Texas.” Gene the Southern Child, who hails from Florence, Alabama, has a […]
The Wayniac Moves in Silence November 21, 2013
Max Bell put beer in the school water fountains. Jonwayne has one of the best live sets around right now, rap or otherwise. I’ve seen him at least four times this year, and he’s managed to leave me captivated, spellbound, etc. each time — I cannot say the same of other rappers I’ve seen multiple times […]
Max Bell is doing Jamaican dances. Sequels rarely live up to the original. For every Blues Brothers there’s a Blues Brothers 2000. You hope for the best yet end up disappointed, admiring the intent more than the product itself. Really, it’s a matter of capturing the spur of the moment, recording the perfect combination of […]
Adult Swim: ATL Remix December 8, 2009
This will undoubtedly cause a lot of consternation in conservative corners of the web. Admittedly, there is a weird dissonance listening to Gucci Mane spit over Flying Lotus, Young Jeezy rhyme over El-P, and Shawty Lo over Prefuse 73. Granted, not all of this works, and on general principle, I refuse to enjoy anything involving […]
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