Articles tagged team shadetek, hip-hop

Egyptian Lover - “I Cry (Night After Night)” Featuring Dam-Funk, Folerio and More (Singles Going Ste

The track smacks of the multi-genre pop savvy and creative eccentricity of Prince, yet still emphatically radiates the uniqueness of Egyptian Lover's personal aesthetic.

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Aesop Rock: The Impossible Kid

On his excellent new album, Aesop Rock plays with autobiography as a construction. Rock tells some version of his story brilliantly here, and it doesn't matter what is and isn't fact; it all rings true anyway.

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Run the Jewels - “Love Again (feat. Gangsta Boo)” (Singles Going Steady)

Run the Jewels is one of the best hip-hop groups of the 2010s, and "Love Again" is one of their best songs yet.

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FKi 1st and NJOMZA - “For What It’s Worth” (Singles Going Steady)

"For What It's Worth" is an atmospheric R&B slow jam that seems to be on the verge of a self-destructive nervous breakdown

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28 Apr 2016 // 8:15 AM

Gallant: Ology

Even today’s newest artists find much value to be found in the Purple One’s music.

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26 Apr 2016 // 11:41 AM

Bas feat. the Hics - “Matches” (Singles Going Steady)

Bas' recent album, Too High to Riot, is a decent, laid back hip-hop album, and "Matches" is a prime example of that.

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ASAP Ferg: Always Strive and Prosper

ASAP Ferg takes a more serious and conceptual route on his sophomore album, and the change of pace pays off big time.

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Terrace Martin: Velvet Portraits

With Velvet Portraits, Martin continues on his quest to become a modern jazz-fusion great while also giving a nod to his Los Angeles roots in the process.

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25 Apr 2016 // 7:25 AM

Royce Da 5’9: Layers

Layers challenges the frontrunners of contemporary hip-hop with inspired storytelling and top-notch MCing.

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Kanye and Mingus: Gifted, Complicated and Proud of It

Charles Mingus and Kanye West represent an extreme form of the complicated-and-proud-of-it black man, within a society that prefers its black men as uncomplicated and untroubling as possible.

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22 Apr 2016 // 2:20 AM

J Dilla: The Diary

Fifteen years after J Dilla signed a two-album deal with MCA, his solo rap album The Diary is finally seeing release.

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22 Apr 2016 // 2:10 AM

RJD2: Dame Fortune

Master hip-hop bricoleur RJD2 creates a set of arresting electro-funk beat-impulses on his new LP.

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Between N.W.A’s Rock Hall Induction and His Coachella Set, Ice Cube Doesn’t Mince Words

Ice Cube opens up about his career moves and why rap is just as rock and roll as anything else.

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20 Apr 2016 // 8:36 AM

Rapper Shane - “Started” (audio) (premiere)

Rapper Shane has got a super confident flow bristling with energy and passion, rather like Nas.

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Lil Uzi Vert: Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World

A member of rap's ascendant new class, Lil Uzi Vert's newest release is worth exploring to discover what direction the genre is taking.

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19 Apr 2016 // 11:39 AM

Chance the Rapper feat. Saba - “Angels” (Singles Going Steady)

Chance the Rapper's "Angels" needn't apologize for its earnest attempts to console and uplift and shines all the brighter for them.

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Father: I’m a Piece of Shit

Rapper Father returns with more debauchery. But he’s feeling more conflicted about it.

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13 Apr 2016 // 10:27 AM

Big Grams - “Drum Machine” ft. Skrillex (Singles Going Steady)

"Drum Machine" is a manic electro-hop joy ride that tries to compact as much electric energy into one space as possible.

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Mr. Lif: Don’t Look Down

Mr. Lif's debut for Mello Music Group shows the Bostonian emcee growing as both a lyricist and a songwriter more than ever before.

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11 Apr 2016 // 10:14 AM

Aesop Rock - “Blood Sandwich” (Singles Going Steady)

Aesop Rock paints a cryptic, acid-tongued hip-hop narrative through intricate wordplay and an effortlessly dexterous rhyme scheme.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 19 - "The Chitters"

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"Another stand-alone episode, but there's still plenty to discuss in the Supernatural world.

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