Articles tagged team shadetek, hip-hop

‘Shake It Up’: All the Music That’s Fit to Freak Out About

The Library of America’s rollicking greatest-hits volume of music criticism is an awesomely unwieldy pile of opinion that celebrates not just music, but the very act of appreciating and understanding it.

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T-Pain and Lil Wayne: T-Wayne

T-Wayne’s greatest legacy will be that even after hearing it, we will still be left with our imaginations to do the heavy lifting.

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19 May 2017 // 8:52 AM

Goldlink: At What Cost

On the D.C. rapper's first studio album, Goldlink highlights his city but obscures his own perspective.

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Coldcut x On-U Sound: Outside the Echo Chamber

Legendary producers team with a stellar slate of guests to show just how much they've influenced modern music.

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Callback to the Future: Maestro Gamin on the Miracles and Medicines of His Latest EP

Maestro Gamin’s latest venture with producer Books One, Miracle Work Medicine, sees a return to Daisy Age hip-hop.

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Brother Ali: All the Beauty in This Whole Life

All the Beauty in This Whole Life is infused with the constant drive to push forward, to do better, to love harder.

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We Cannot Lie: The Cultural Significance of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back”

“Baby Got Back” shook up more than the pop charts and the delicate sensibilities of the time (MTV banned the music video to after 9 p.m.).

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21 Apr 2017 // 2:30 AM

Kendrick Lamar: DAMN.

The title is our reaction to his verbal gymnastics, his brazenness. And it’s a question: are we damned?

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20 Apr 2017 // 8:55 AM

Porter Ray: Watercolor

Porter Ray's rapping on Watercolor is relaxed but quick, a style that emphasizes the intellectual bent to many of his rhymes, but intentionally fails to prepare you for the weight of his message.

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Playboi Carti: Playboi Carti

Playboi Carti does not break new ground, but as an exercise in the millennial id delivered in Cam’ronian laziness, it’s sure a hell of a lot of fun.

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14 Apr 2017 // 11:08 AM

Danny Brown - “Ain’t It Funny” (Singles Going Steady)

Boy, this video starts out like a lark, and then 17 or so dark left turns later we're left contemplating both the nature of entertainment and our all-too-fragile mortality.

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12 Apr 2017 // 10:15 AM

Kendrick Lamar - “HUMBLE.” (Singles Going Steady)

Typically for a Kendrick Lamar single, there's plenty to chew on here...

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12 Apr 2017 // 2:30 AM

Gonjasufi: Mandela Effect

Gonjasufi offers a companion piece to his most recent album which furthers his dark and warped artistic vision.

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7 Apr 2017 // 9:24 AM

Migos - “What the Price” (Singles Going Steady)

On "What the Price", it sounds like Migos are trying to forcibly eject a Casio VZ-1 from their large intestine.

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6 Apr 2017 // 12:50 PM

Run the Jewels - “Legend Has It” (Singles Going Steady)

"Legend Has It" is particularly politically charged, and El-P and Killer Mike deserve all the praise they get as they throw down trenchant rhymes.

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5 Apr 2017 // 8:49 AM

Drake: More Life

More life, more everything, more Drake, more songs, more sounds, more tings.

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4 Apr 2017 // 2:35 AM

J. Cole: The Coronation of a Hip-Hop Underdog

J. Cole is like King David, Kanye West is like King Saul. So goes the biblical story...

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Hot 8 Brass Band - “Can’t Nobody Get Down” (video) (premiere)

Legendary New Orleans brass band, the Hot 8 Brass Band, brings the joy with their new single "Can't Nobody Get Down" off new LP On the Spot.

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31 Mar 2017 // 7:50 AM

20 Questions: Beans

The prolific ex-Antipop Consortium rapper is releasing three full-length albums and his debut novel on the same day, and shares his loves and influences in depth with PopMatters.

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23 Mar 2017 // 9:47 AM

Vince Staples Is a Mass of Seeming Contradictions

Hip-hop star Vince Staples’ new single, "BagBak", has sharp electronic production, clearly influenced by dance music and contemporary DJs.

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