Articles tagged team shadetek, hip-hop

J.J. Fad Left Out of ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Despite a ‘Supersonic’ Success

The success of J.J. Fad’s infectious single, “Supersonic", and its Dr. Dre co-produced album that followed, played a role in establishing Ruthless as a legitimate enterprise, forging a path for the breakout success of N.W.A.

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Golden Rules: Golden Ticket

Golden Rules is the unlikely brainchild of Paul White, a South London producer, and Eric Biddines, a Floridian rapper

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‘Straight Outta Compton’ and ‘Hamilton’ Speak to Modern Protests Through Hip-hop

Rap is sometimes seen as having gone soft, handed over to people singing of a kind of wish fulfillment more than their desire to have wishes fulfilled. But the return of highly serious work in a hip-hop context changes the game.

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19 Aug 2015 // 2:15 AM

Dr. Dre: Compton (take 2)

After 15 years of largely playing mentor to developing artists, Dr. Dre makes a triumphant 11th hour solo return.

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Roots Manuva - “One Thing” (audio)

Brilliant UK hip-hopper Roots Manuva released his new single "One Thing" last week.

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12 Aug 2015 // 2:20 AM

Georgia: Georgia

Like other musical omnivores before her, Georgia is distilling the essence of music of the period.

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Dr. Dre’s New Album ‘Compton’ Is a Master Class in Music, Culture, Business

Dre’s Compton, his first album since 1999, offered a different kind of entertainment but sparked just as much buzz on social media by a devoted following that stretches from teens to fiftysomethings.

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10 Aug 2015 // 2:30 AM

Tunde Olaniran: Transgressor

This is hip-hop in 2015. This is R&B in 2015. This is music in 2015. It isn’t static, it isn’t formally restricted, it’s hell-bent on blurring lines.

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10 Aug 2015 // 2:10 AM

DJ Koze: DJ Koze

Tack on "tastemaker" to Koze's impressive resume.

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Meek Mill: Dreams Worth More Than Money

On Dreams Worth More Than Money savvy potential hits are overshadowed by tracks with chips on their shoulders, made for a guy who sounds like he leaves blood on the mic.

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Existential Rap: An Interview With LOSTBOYEVSKY

With the release of his debut mixtape Rhymes 'N' Puns 'N' Shit, art rapper LOSTBOYEVSKY talks about rapping in South Korea, the nature of art rap, and technology's impact on life.

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Public Enemy - “No Sympathy From the Devil” (Singles Going Steady)

Public Enemy has just released a video for "No Sympathy From the Devil" from their 13th album, Man Plans, God Laughs. Our writers weigh in.

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STS x RJD2 - “Trunk of My Computer” (video) premiere)

The latest video by this fun collaboration looks back at the DIY days of being a young, hungry artist.

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Chance the Rapper and Lil B Offer Up ‘Free (Based Freestyles Mixtape)’

The ever-prolific Chance the Rapper has just released a brand new mixtape, a teaming with Lil B.

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‘Straight Outta Compton’ Film on N.W.A Echoes the Past and Present

Straight Outta Compton may be a period film, but it hits at issues right out of today’s headlines, particularly the treatment of minorities at the hands of law enforcement.

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4 Aug 2015 // 9:30 AM

Kendrick Lamar - “For Free? (Interlude)” (video)

Kendrick Lamar has released a new video from the lauded To Pimp a Butterfly and it has sparked a lively conversation.

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3 Aug 2015 // 10:30 AM

Future - “Kno the Meaning” (Singles Going Steady)

Sadly, Future's latest single disappoints.

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Speak of the Blue Devil: The Moody Grooves of Andy Kayes

Andy Kayes' latest album of mercurial hip-hop finds the rapper putting the boom back in boom bap, one beat at a time.

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28 Jul 2015 // 2:30 AM

Future: DS2

On his second installment of the Dirty Sprite series, Future redeems himself and creates his own minimalist paradise.

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27 Jul 2015 // 2:02 AM

Hiding in Plain Sight: The Curious Legacy of Outkast

When it comes to hip-hop, everyone remembers who kicked down the front door -- but no one remembers who opened the windows.

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Ubisoft Understands the Art of the Climb

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"Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed and Grow Home epitomize the art of the climb.

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