Articles tagged team shadetek, hip-hop

17 Apr 2014 // 1:06 AM

Duck Sauce: Quack

They may not ever be able to achieve the dizzying heights of "Barbra Streisand", but Quack is more than worth the wait.

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17 Apr 2014 // 1:02 AM

Talib Kweli: Gravitas

Although there are a few moments that lack the edge of his debut, Gravitas is a welcome return to form -- of sorts -- for Kweli.

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Rahdan Vandal - “İstanbul Çök Üstüme” (stream)

A haunting paean to one's home city.

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25 Mar 2014 // 10:35 AM

Blueprint - “Respect the Architect” (video) + Tour Dates

Blueprint's latest single, "Respect the Architect", makes a case for his place in the hip-hop pantheon. It's hard to argue with him when he drops lines like, "the rhyme is my funky drummer". Sublime.

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The Rap Pack: Italy’s Indie-Rappers

Italy’s independent hip-hop scene has so far produced some of the brightest, most interesting artists on European shores.

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Clear Soul Forces: Gold PP7’s

Clear Soul Forces put together a nostalgic and technically proficient album to establish themselves as one of the best up-and-coming rap groups around.

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‘Wild Style’, Recalls When the Bronx Boys Met the Manhattan Art Set

An engaging hybrid of studio era Hollywood amusement and macho B-boy rebel theatrics.

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Drake: Nothing Was the Same (Take 2)

Drake and studiomate Noah Shebib's Nothing Was the Same is, much like Take Care before it, a gorgeous record. But is it as good?

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5 Sep 2013 // 1:02 AM

Stalley: Honest Cowboy

Stalley continues to progress as an artist and releases another great project. His laid-back style pairs with excellent production to create something special.

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Dreadbeat: Italian Rapper Luche’s “Chi Non Dimentica”

Italian rapper Luche ratchets up the dread on the martial beats of "Chi Non Dimentica".

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Goodie Mob: Age Against the Machine

At times, the forward sound of Age Against the Machine has the feel of a Gnarls Barkley album, but the content is anything but that. Through and through, the subject matter here makes it all but certain that this is a Goodie Mob album.

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A$AP Ferg: Trap Lord

An exciting debut album, although perhaps it would more aptly be named Trap Prince, as opposed to Trap Lord.

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Persian Rapper Erfan Goes Electro on “Bayad”

Iran's top rapper aims his lyrical barbs at his country's second-rate MCs -- and does it with style.

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In a Funk: Nemi’s “Quello Che Mi Resta”

Italy's young upstart offers up a smooth, funk-infused groove on "Quello Che Mi Resta", a pensive hip-hop number that strolls rather than swaggers.

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Prodigy x Alchemist: Albert Einstein

While the relationship between Prodigy and Alchemist has been going steadily since the '90s, it’s far from stale. Both artists have evolved their styles over the years and as a result Albert Einstein is fresh rather than sounding stuck in another era.

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Istanbul Calling: Hip-Hop in the Melting Pot

At once ancient and modern, Istanbul, one of the world's most eclectic and evolving cities, adds yet another element into its cultural melting pot: hip-hop, a music and subculture that has impassioned many Turks -- and infuriated others.

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4 Aug 2013 // 10:03 PM

Freddie Gibbs: ESGN

After freeing himself of any obligation to Young Jeezy's CTE imprint, the Internet's gangster-rap messiah turns to the increasingly indie iTunes to maintain his role as the man who would be king.

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28 Jul 2013 // 10:06 PM

Robin Thicke: Blurred Lines

Robin Thicke delves into '70s funk and controversy.

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Mayer Hawthorne: Where Does This Door Go

Even with the thematic of sex being awkward and mean-spirited, the LP is a joy to listen to and fans of Steely Dan will find much to admire here.

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J. Cole: Born Sinner

J. Cole delivers with an impressive second album.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Unearthing the 'Charnel House'

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"This week we discuss Owl Creek Games's follow up to Sepulchre, the triptych of tales called The Charnel House Trilogy.

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