Jack Riedy presents an oral history of the watershed 1998 album.
In his latest volume of Re-Work the Angles, Zilla Rocca fixes up ""The New Danger" and makes it look sharp.
Photos via Tito Garcia & Quayvo Shots. Joshua Lerner teaches at a school, accredited. If most rap artists still make their bread and butter through touring and stage performances, as Harold Stallworth stated last week in an article for this site, it serves us well to wonder: what are the factors that make for a […]
Mos Def and Jay Absentia last appeared together on 2009’s  Reflection Eternal reunion. The song was called “Just Begun” and it ostensibly highlighted the once nascent rise of  Jay Electronica. Over three years later, he’s become a punchline of Detox proportion.  Even Dre got an Executive Producer credit on Kendrick’s last record, which we all […]
Maybe it was Homeboy Sandman reminding me how radically weird “New World Water” felt the first time I heard it. Or possibly was the Danish journalist who recently reminded me that “Niggas in Poorest” was one of the better political songs of the last few years. Maybe it’s just the nostalgia brought on by early […]
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Stumbled across this lyric video at Producers I Know. The Robert Glasper Experiment > The String Cheese Experiment. But come on Internet, I thought we all agreed to never call Mos Def anything but Mos Def, the same way ODB could never be Big Baby Jesus. We’re better than this.
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You already knew Evan Nabavian. “Fix Up” is a combustion of warped soul; a sound that thoroughly confused the Colbert Report audience when it debuted on the show in October. That characterizes the awkward/awesome collision of worlds that happens on “Fix Up,” which has all the Stones Throw grit and fuzz, but also a catchy, […]
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Memories don’t live like people do. They inhabit Madeleine’s and Maxells. They idle in permanent latency, forever tempted by the trigger. The perfume vapors of a passerby that conjures high school hallway interactions with long-dissolved crushes. Memories squat inside the stucco walls of old apartments that once housed a hundred clandestine conversations. Reminiscences ripped upon […]
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