Random Midday Hotness: Inner City Travelin’ Man.

 

Amerigo Gazaway’s gimmick, and it’s a brilliant one, is crafting collabos between musicians that never actually happened. He’s the dude behind the excellent Tribe Called Quest/Pharcyde mashup,  Bizarre Tribe To the Pharcyde and the dope De La Soul and Fela Kuti blend, Fela Soul. His latest is Yasiin Gaye, a mix that blends classic soul [...]

The Life of Jordan Davis.

Here’s Ta-Nehisi on Jordan Davis’ shooting, and his killer escaping punishment — for now at least:

I wish I had something more to say about the fact that Michael Dunn was not convicted for killing a black boy. Except I said it after George Zimmerman was not convicted of killing a black boy. Except the parents [...]

Random Midday Hotness: Live From The Laundromat.

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Open Mike Eagle & Alwayz Prolific I The Show Up from Beats,Frames & Life on Vimeo.

This jawn from Open Mike Eagle — who I’m ashamed to say I’ve never heard of before this — is full of clever, for-the-fuck-of-it flourishes.

I’m far too young to lead/and way too old [...]

Ghetto Woman.

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It had been a shit week — I was even avoiding my mom’s phone calls. I never want to tell her the bad stuff. [...]

Random Midday Hotness: My Friends And I Have Cracked The Code. (Plus A Question.)

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We all dug Lorde’s “Royals” before it was inescapable, so it’s nice to hear a slightly different take on it to remind us why we banged with it so hard in the beginning. [...]

Random Midday Hotness: Bringing Da Ruckus, With American Sign Language.

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Have you ever been to a Wu-Tang concert? Everyone should have a translator, subtitles or something.

Random Independence Day Hotness: Her Favorite Song.

Blue-eyed soul is having another moment right now. (Is there a point in which that descriptor will seem dated? Does it seem dated already?) [...]

Kanye West Is Maybe A Wretched Human Being, And That’s Okay.

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Since 2009, what’s soured many onlookers to Kanye’s music and persona is that his self-love, so-called, is increasingly contingent on contempt for women, derision of inferiors, obsession with his own influence, hapless strafing, and clamoring for attention that he then claims to resent. [...]