Nishimoto has written features for Wax Poetics, Paste, Venus and Prefixmag.com, liner notes for Tuff City funk reissues, and more than his allowable share of forgetable book reports. When he's not DJing weddings, working on his footwork, balancing budgets, shaking hands or kissing babies, you can catch the kid blahgging at sintalentos. He also detests bios and lists. Wait a second...
If You Hear Any Noise...: An Interview with Beastie Boys | 17 May 2006 // 9:03 PM
Beastie Boys take you to the stage with their concert film Awesome: I Fuckin' Shot That!.
Future Funk Soldier: Looking Back on Jay Dee by Looking Forward | 15 Feb 2006 // 7:00 PM
Though many of his production techniques had been innovated by other producers, Dilla arranged them in a new fashion and took them to a logical extreme. In a sense, he helped bridge hip-hop's transition from Pete Rock, Prince Paul and Premier to Pharrell and Timbaland.
Electoral Relaxation: The Myth of the Hip-Hop Achilles Heel | 2 Nov 2008 // 4:00 PM
Either Obama's "hip-hop candidacy" makes him appeal to a heretofore disaffected and/or untapped voting bloc, thereby legitimizing his claim as a candidate of hope and change; or this unwelcome connection to a controversial art is a liability.
Back in the Day | 10 Aug 2008 // 6:00 PM
Heat and beats make for a good combination. No surprise then that most of my memorable experiences related to hip-hop happened during the summer.
Windimoto: The Travels of Windimoto | 31 Jan 2008 // 4:00 PM
La Jetee / Sans Soleil (1962) | 19 Jul 2007 // 6:00 PM
The persistence and permutation of memory (or the truth about cats, blondes, Hitchcock, video games, and the post-apocalypse) -- what more would you expect from Chris Marker's entry into the Criterion Collection?