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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 […]

KRS-One Discusses the Difference between the MC and the Emcee, Makes Less and Less Sense

February 19, 2010 by

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Oh, KRS-One. I love you. I REALLY, REALLY love you. You’re one of the best rappers and freestylers of all time, and Boogie Down Productions will always hold a special place in my heart. Your Stop the Violence Movement proved that hip-hop didn’t need to be violent to be legit, and suggested another way to young hip-hop […]

George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic at House of Blues Boston

February 18, 2010 by

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George Clinton and PFunk will be playing at the House of Blues tomorrow, February 19. I don’t think I even have to write a description of this group, who are essentially the musical forefathers of everything cool from the last 30 years. But in case you are unfamiliar with the group: Forget George Clinton’s rainbow hair and […]

“We are the World” Remake kills Hip-Hop, pisses of Jay-Z, inexplicably includes Vince Vaughn.

February 17, 2010 by

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By now we all are acutely aware that the We Are the World 25 for Haiti was a big fucking musical mess. It took something that was original and  kind of touching from the 1980’s and made it into an auto-tuned trainwreck of forced, sappy pop idiocy. Seriously, pop-idol/far-t00-young-celebrity Justin Bieber sang the opening verse. This […]

True.

February 16, 2010 by

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“And what gift of America to the rest of the world is actually most appreciated by the rest of the world? It is African-American jazz and its offshoots. What is my definition of jazz? ‘Safe sex of the highest order.’” – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Guilty Pleasures: I love my local bands

February 16, 2010 by

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It’s 3am, I’m coming back from watching the third person—in a long line of doe-eyed teenagers—make a mockery of a keg stand (it can’t be called a proper keg stand with an imposed 9 second time limit), and I can’t help but fixate on how these kids are destroying the floors of this apartment by […]

Parks and Recreation Ain’t Nothin’ to Fuck With.

February 16, 2010 by

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Oh shit. Where do I even begin? There are so many things I love about this: ?uestlove with a sniffer of brandy and his trademark afro pick. The RZA’s emphatic endorsement of Girl Power. The idea that Amy Poehler only got the role of Leslie Knope after Ghostface Killah turned it down. AZIZ MOTHERFUCKIN’ ANSARI, who […]

The Carter (Lil Wayne Documentary) and other ways to waste your time

February 16, 2010 by

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So the snow is back in Boston, you don’t want to go anywhere, but you keep on asking yourself, “what the Hell should I do with my life.” Well, if you are anything like me you’ll probably want to spend that time learning something about society, culture, or bitches. Sadly, neither of these videos do […]