The only album reviews that matter to me.
“The Mad March (Skipping Drunk)” & “Stumbling (Cobblestones)” by Madlib The Rock Konducta
New Beat Konducta.
This day just got a whole lot better.
“Just recently, Lil Wayne almost died from multiple seizures, yet he vehemently denies that there was a relation to his codeine intake. When legendary Houston rapper Pimp C passed away, the cause of death remained hush. Closer to home, my good friend DJ AM died from a drug overdose four years ago at the height of his fame.
There needs to be more open dialogue about this.
It won’t stop us from enjoying the music.
A handful of rappers have spoken out: Kendrick Lamar ends his “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” video with a coffin lowered into the ground and “Death To Molly” written above it, and Rhymefest calls the drug a “crack pill.” While that analogy may be oversimplified, I believe that any conversation on this matter is healthy. I even think the pill popping Trinidad James himself deserves a smart interview (you know, make him sweat a little). He probably has more insight than we think.
My stance is: we can rap about it, but let’s also talk about it.”
Now Playing: The Sun God by Hi Tek.
Still cued up from my DJ sets in the early 00’s.
Back to practicing.
Back to demo’ing.
Back to grinding.
Feels good to be back.
This has me doing the gas face.
Its been a long time since Hip Hop did this to me.
I’m eagerly awaiting this TBG record to drop.
Drankin’ local. 12oz iced ‘Wela please // (at Ipsento Coffee House)
Chloroform by Phoenix
I cannot get enough of this song.
Bankrupt! has become my official summer record.
via the FADER:
In our annual photography issue, we usually showcase multiple essays from different photographers. This year, we dedicated all that space to a single feature by Daniel Shea. Last year, Shea photographed our cover story on Chicago’s drill scene, focusing on the young rapper Chief Keef and members of his local-clique-cum-record-label Glory Boyz. Now, returning for a month to the same neighborhoods, Shea looks at the city’s South Side from the perspective of teenagers whose careers haven’t spirited them away from their home blocks.
Check out FADER’s “Extended Edit” pieces to Shea’s photo essay’s, they’re breathtaking, especially the Englewood essay.
Extended Edit: Cliques
Extended Edit: Cease Fire
Extended Edit: Englewood
Retrograde by James Blake [Live at KCRW]
this saturday. i will be experiencing this live. and im pumped.
Putting the finishing touches on @cataphant’s EP // (at ALERT HQ)
Chris Dave And The Drumhedz
London, England @ Clore Ballroom “Jazz In The Round”
02. Giant Steps [John Coltrane] / Let’s Ride [Q-Tip] > African Exchange Student [Kenny Garrett] > Actual Proof [Headhunters] > Renaissance [Q-Tip]
Coffee geeking out. //
Third Man Recording Booth by Third Man Records
and yet ANOTHER reason i want to make my way to Nashville and visit Jack White’s Third Man Records.
the best part is that the end product sounds incredibly personal and flawed.
listen to Jack White’s take on “Coal Miner’s Daughter” as recorded in the Third Man Recording Booth.
Yasiin Bey x The Robert Glasper Experiment
this is so good in so many ways.