Articles tagged hip-hop

Clipping.: Splendor & Misery

If any group were to succeed in making a rap opera in outer space, it would be Clipping.

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Robert Glasper Experiment: ArtScience

When we last left the Robert Glasper Experiment, it stood knee-deep in star power with the Black Radio series, featuring everyone from Erykah Badu to

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16 Sep 2016 // 11:35 AM

Clipping. - “Air ‘Em Out” (Singles Going Steady)

Clipping. show a strong grasp of sonic economy and judiciousness here, knowing exactly when to add an extra layer to the skeletal electronic beat, and when to pull back.

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16 Sep 2016 // 2:30 AM

Mndsgn: Body Wash

Mndsgn takes us a on a mind-bending, psychedelic soul and funk trip through the stars.

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DJ Shadow feat. Run the Jewels - “Nobody Speak” (Singles Going Steady)

DJ Shadow's electronic beats add an extra layer of cinematic thrill to the track, giving us the no-holds-barred musical catharsis we all deserve for sticking it out through 2016.

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13 Sep 2016 // 2:30 AM

M.I.A.: AIM

M.I.A.'s pop-centric fifth and supposedly final album feels much more like a pit stop than a destination.

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12 Sep 2016 // 2:05 AM

YG: Still Brazy (take 2)

On Still Brazy, unresolved tensions tug at YG.

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Exposing the Ridiculousness of Hypermasculinity: An Interview With Justin Tipping

Walk in his shoes. Filmmaker Justin Tipping talks about his feature debut, Kicks, and redefining modern masculinity.

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Taking the Bitter With the Swede: Adam Tensta’s Moody Hip-Hop Soul

One of Sweden's most outspoken and celebrated rappers returns with an album of eerie hip-hop noir, where the heavy grooves luxuriate in the nebulous fog of despair.

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Hip-Hop Abroad: An Interview With Chad Hartigan and Markees Christmas

Chad Hartigan and Markees Christmas break down their new cross-cultural, coming-of-age movie, Morris From America.

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Travis Scott: Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight

After impressing with the Gothic grandeur of Rodeo, Travis Scott tries to make a cocktail with the same drugs on his sophomore album but fails to achieve the same high.

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2 Sep 2016 // 10:04 AM

Robert Glasper Experiment - “Day to Day” (Singles Going Steady)

It's a downright shame to hear Casey Benjamin's smooth voice processed with such a dated use of Auto-Tune.

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1 Sep 2016 // 11:59 AM

The Avalanches - “Subways” (Singles Going Steady)

With bright, catchy melodies and jarring imagery, the current '70s kick takes a turn for the eerie.

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Young Thug: No, My Name Is JEFFERY

Each listen reveals a new level of commitment to the act that is Young Thug, of wondering if he could be saying literal gibberish and it would still be as compelling. The answer is probably yes.

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De La Soul: And the Anonymous Nobody

And the Anonymous Nobody is an album that was destined for greatness but failed to live up its potential.

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30 Aug 2016 // 8:17 AM

YG: Still Brazy

YG stakes his claim as one of California's most immersive scene-setters and gives us a defining anti-Donald Trump anthem for the ages.

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29 Aug 2016 // 12:20 PM

Mndsgn - “Cosmic Perspective” (Singles Going Steady)

If there was a sole heir to the spacey, futuristic musical stylings of Parliament Funkadelic or Sun Ra's Arkestra, it just might be Mndsgn.

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29 Aug 2016 // 2:15 AM

DJ Khaled: Major Key

Meme-master DJ Khaled continues to orchestrate radio hits on his newest album.

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Saul Williams Commands Attention at Summerstage (Photos + Video)

Saul Williams played a free, powerful Summerstage show ahead of his appearance at Afropunk this weekend.

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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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Moving Pixels Podcast: Highbrow, Middle Brow, and Lowbrow in Free-to-Play Gaming

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"From the charmingly trashy to the more artistically inclined, there is a wide variety of gaming options in the free-to-play market.

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