Articles tagged hip hop

The Lonely Island: The Wack Album

Through comedy, the members of the Lonely Island provide another direct criticism on American subcultures and flaunt their knowledge and reverence of rap and hip hop with The Wack Album.

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5 Jun 2013 // 10:01 PM

Nosaj Thing: Home

There’s no dance-floor friendly banger or loud snapping snares. It's all easy entrances and exits: guests stopping over unexpectedly to relate a sad story and then exiting quietly through the back while you're pouring the tea.

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15 Apr 2013 // 10:00 PM

DJ Sun: One Hundred

This record relaxes on your sofa and instead of asking you to grab it a beer on your way to the fridge, it offers to share those that it brought. It’s all give. It’s easy. When the hour grows late you might even ask it to stay a little longer. And when it’s time to part, you'll already be planning to do it again.

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Flash Points: Racial Profiling, Riot Porn and the Zombie Apocolypse

This week we look at racial profiling through the lens of controversial writer John Derbyshire. We also talk about racism within hip-hop and find ourselves stimulated by the riot porn of the new Jay-Z and Kanye West video. Flash Points ends on a more positive note: the rise of the walking dead.

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10 Standout Hip-Hop Tracks from 1991

As a complement to PopMatters' "Nevermind Nostalgia" retrospective on music in 1991, Sound Affects takes at look at a partial selection of the year's hip-hop highlights that lean more towards beats production than the era’s increasingly popular gangsta genre.

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29 Sep 2011 // 9:00 PM

Das Racist: Relax

Where once they might have been subtle in criticising the predomination of pop culture, Relax shows Das Racist wanting to now be a part of it.

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Paul White: Rapping With Paul White

Rising UK producer continues drawing comparisons to Madlib with his first release featuring rap collaborations.

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Nine 11 Thesaurus: Ground Zero Generals

Young, socially conscious hip hop crew falls short with their first offering.

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6 Sep 2011 // 9:00 PM

Playdough: Hotdoggin

Playdough's self-awareness lends well to his confident, funny, and painfully real new outing Hotdoggin.

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Infinitirock: Music for Primordial Recollection

Red Hook's Infinitirock makes instrumentals that would shut down a library.

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Blitz the Ambassador: Native Sun

Blitz the Ambassador combines the sound of Africa and hip-hop with a message that stretches across borders, languages and cultures.

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Del the Funky Homosapien: Golden Era

Veteran rapper Del the Funky Homosapien does what he does best. Again. But is it time for something new?

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Blueprint: Adventures in Counter Culture

Indie rapper attempts to re-write the blueprint for hip-hop success with bold, focused new album.

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Prefuse 73: The Only She Chapters

There’s not enough on The Only She Chapters that is engaging, and everything coalesces into a gigantic sphere of white noise with beats that crawl as slowly as a turtle.

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27 Oct 2010 // 8:57 PM

Exile: AM / FM

AM/FMis the perfect soundtrack for driving on a city’s freeways late at night and getting lost in the ambience of the sounds.

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Chiddy Bang: Opposite of Adults EP

Chiddy Bang come across as inventive and youthful at first, but fall short at the first hurdle.

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Asura & Anenon: Silver Trees/Damiel

There is room to grow at Non Projects, but green-ish producers/multi-instrumentalists Asura & Anenon have things mostly figured out.

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Stake a Claim: An interview with dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip

Hip-hop duo dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip discuss life on the road, the mechanics of musical snobbery and why social networks can be dangerous for your health.

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Gil Scott-Heron, Derrick Hodge: 27.June.2010 - New York

Gil Scott-Heron brought his legendary brand of soul, and surprise guest, Common, to Central Park’s Summerstage Sunday.

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25 May 2010 // 9:00 PM

Guilty Simpson: OJ Simpson

The next Guilty Simpson album will hopefully feature a little more Guilty.

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