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Nyle “Let The Beat Build” Video

February 28, 2010 by

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Easy T sent me this video (courtesy of her main man, Kool Keith) and it seemed worth sharing, so here it is (apparently I was living under a rock and missed this): The artist, Nyle Emerson, did this during his senior year at NYU for a school project. It’s amazing what a $2,000 NYU grant, […]

The Sound of That Funky Drummer: DJ Funktual explains samples

February 28, 2010 by

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Ever since the Sugar Hill Gang released Rapper’s Delight in 1979, the first popular single to feature sampling (they sampled Good Times by Chic), artists have been dusting off that vinyl to snag hooks, beats, drops, and whatever else can give their sound some of that old school flavor. It should come as no surprise […]

Did Aziz Ansari have a Southern Accent before he became Famous?

February 25, 2010 by

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OK, this has nothing to do with anything remotely important, but YEAH he did! Check it: more about “M.I.A. Story – Aziz Ansari featuring …“, posted with vodpod If you didn’t know already, I love Aziz Ansari. He’s a comedian of Indian heritage who doesn’t rely on tired Indian-accented routines to get laughs; he runs […]

Justin Bieber, the Anti-Christ

February 25, 2010 by

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There are many ideas of how the end of days will play out: an anti-Christ will appear and throw the world in chaos, starting a war that will kill everyone; nuclear holocaust; a cast of angels will come down and purge the wicked with flaming swords and those terrifying spike balls on chains; Gozer the […]

The BreakBeat Axiom, Now in Stereo!

February 24, 2010 by

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It seems like this series of tubes we call the internets isn’t enough to hold T and me. Next Wednesday (03.03.10), T and I will officially launch our radio show (also called The Breakbeat Axiom) on WMBR 88.1. A radio show and a blog might seem excessive, but that’s probably because you haven’t had the […]

Aziz Ansari + TVOTR Producer collaborate on mixtape, scream at rappers

February 24, 2010 by

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Aziz Ansari just gets better. The comedian/ super-blogger is now teaming up with Dave Sitek of Easy-T favorite TV on the Radio to put out a mix-tape under the guise of his blow-job loving alter ego, Raaaaaaaandy (eight A’s, y’all). Raaaaaaaandy (a character that Aziz based on the notion of if Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em […]

Rihanna’s newest video is a piece of Pop-Art Brilliance, but did she rip-off M.I.A.?

February 19, 2010 by

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Anyone who has ever talked to me about Rihanna will know that I’m pretty lukewarm on the singer. I don’t love her. I don’t hate her. I don’t really care about her. Yes, I think that she’s a fine singer who makes interesting fashion choices. Sure, I respect her for breaking out of the Beyonce-clone […]