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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
It had been a shit week — I was even avoiding my mom’s phone calls. I never want to tell her the bad stuff. [...]
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. [...]
Have you ever been to a Wu-Tang concert? Everyone should have a translator, subtitles or something.
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?) [...]
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. [...]