Articles tagged hip-hop

Hope Against Hope: The Soul Politics of Obama’s Summer Playlists

Words may speak the promise of transcending divisions and borders, but it’s music that delivers.

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PartyNextDoor: PartyNextDoor 3

PartyNextDoor 3 finds the artist easing up on the emulation and indulging in musical eccentricities unique to him

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23 Aug 2016 // 7:20 AM

Skepta: Konichiwa

Grime forefather reintroduces himself to the world and carries with him the hopes of a genre.

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Madeintyo: THANK YOU, MR. TOKYO

After making the undeniably great "Uber Everywhere", Madeintyo comes back with a release that sounds like he's coasting.

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Mac Miller - “Dang!” (feat. Anderson .Paak) (Singles Going Steady)

Featuring the crooning, brassy timbre of .Paak's vocals, Mac and Paak piece together a saccharine ballad to alienated lovers.

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19 Aug 2016 // 10:51 AM

Lil Durk - “Super Powers” (Singles Going Steady)

There's no denying that the groove is solid and it really is quite catchy.

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16 Aug 2016 // 12:09 PM

GAIKA - “3D” (Singles Gping Steady)

Yet another reason why, when looking for new voices in hip-hop, you need to cross the pond.

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16 Aug 2016 // 10:35 AM

Clipping. - “Baby Don’t Sleep” (Singles Going Steady)

For anyone who thinks hip-hop is getting stale, listen to this refreshing revelation.

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Lil Uzi Vert: The Perfect Luv Tape

Lil Uzi Vert's yet to create a release as vital as many of his peers, but on The Perfect Luv Tape, he shows progression.

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5 Aug 2016 // 11:30 AM

M.I.A. - “Go Off” (Singles Going Steady)

If "Go Off" presages what we'll hear from the remainder of her new album, then Maya Arulpragasam plans to go out with a bang.

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1 Aug 2016 // 2:15 AM

Lil Durk: 2X

2X is Lil Durk through and through, and that’s what ultimately makes it the thrill it is.

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27 Jul 2016 // 2:30 AM

Snoop Dogg: Coolaid

On Coolaid, Snoop Dogg brings back his iconic G-Funk sound with mixed results.

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25 Jul 2016 // 2:00 PM

Atmosphere - “Ringo” (Singles Going Steady)

Atmosphere captures the humor and pathos of just trying to succeed when the deck is always stacked against you.

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25 Jul 2016 // 1:00 PM

DJ Shadow - “The Mountain Will Fall” (Singles Going Steady)

The title track from DJ Shadow's first album in five years is the sound of an old pro showing the kids how it's done.

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The Avalanches: Wildflower (take two)

After 16 years, the hype for another Avalanches album is inescapable, and Wildflower drowns in comparisons. On its own, however, it's a joyous ray of sunshine with an identity all its own.

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20 Jul 2016 // 2:30 AM

Clams Casino: 32 Levels

32 Levels is the album that Clams Casino’s production up to this point has been promising, and he made good on it.

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Living by the Word in Jooyoung Lee’s ‘Blowin’ Up: Rap Dreams in South Central’

Blowin’ Up peers into the world of hip-hop as it is lived by some of the art form’s most dedicated practitioners.

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ScHoolboy Q: Blank Face (take 2)

ScHoolboy Q's new album is an improvement on all fronts for the young Californian rapper.

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Various Artists: Boombox - Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro and Disco Rap 79-82

None of the artists on this in-depth Soul Jazz compilation went on to achieve Bambaataa levels of fame, but nearly 35 years removed, that early hip-hop flavor remains as fresh as ever.

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13 Jul 2016 // 2:30 AM

The Avalanches: Wildflower

Wildflower is an hour-long musical journey through dimensions of sound and invention that were previously only accessible via the Avalanches' magical debut.

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Virtual Reality and Storytelling: What Happens When Art and Technology Collide?

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"Virtual reality is changing the face of entertainment, and I can see a future when I will find myself inside VR listening to some psych-rock while meditating on an asteroid.

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