It’s hard to find two sectors of popular culture that reflect the democratic possibilities, consumerist ideologies, and emotional flare-ups of American life more than reality TV and reality rap, Eric Harvey writes.
Tragically, the Machinedrum X Chrissy Murderbot show that was supposed to go down in Montreal tonight got shut down due to overzealous immigration officials. On the plus side, it’s given me the time to revisit this
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Martin Clarke’s latest over at Pitchfork is an interesting look at the interconnected sonic islands emerging out of London, weighing the pros and cons of what’s essentially a non-genre and debating its impact on London’s long-debated hardcore continuum. Personally, I tend to think that the 130 sphere is producing some of the most interesting music […]
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ILLFIGHTYOU should be promoting their second album right now. Instead the Tacoma rap trio is on indefinite, perhaps permanent hiatus. Andrew Matson finds out why.
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Jordan Ryan Pedersen looks at Strut's new collection of disco/R&B innovator Patrice Rushen's Elektra years.
Brandon Callender sit down with the Detroit MC to talk about his recent release and his path to becoming a purveyor of "Ghetto Boogie."
Ben Grenrock goes in on the new project from Elucid and Milo.
Will Hagle sits down with the Compton MC to talk about his new record, gaming, and why he looks up to Will Smith.