Browsing All Posts published on »March, 2010«

Yes, this actually happened.

March 22, 2010 by

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Nothing brings you out of a slump like a little ray of sunshine: So smile already.

Radio Show: Sample This!

March 19, 2010 by

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Third show down, and subject wise perhaps my favorite show (which isn’t hard when you only have three shows to pick from). This week T and I were joined by Gonzo, who among other things, doesn’t appreciate Nas’ lyrical skills—¡que triste! But to each his own I guess. Regardless, if you didn’t get a chance […]

Radio Show: Rappers Rappin’ ’bout Rappers, Themselves

March 16, 2010 by

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For our second show we bounced around a couple ideas for what to play (most of those ideas will become future shows, so stay tuned). Eventually we decided that it would be fun to look for records where the subject matter is the rapper, either the artist themselves or another rapper. This of course included […]

Rappers Rappin’ about Rappers: The Art of the Tribute

March 10, 2010 by

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Ever since Horace first called out his man Virgil in the propempticon Odes 1.3, the proverbial “shout out” to contemporaries has been a thematic staple amongst the artistically gifted. Authors Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac, and Hunter S. Thompson often posited both themselves and their colleagues as main characters in their novels or short-stories. Bob Dylan […]

And the Oscar for Best Windmill goes to…wait, what?!

March 8, 2010 by

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Nataliya forced me to watch some of the Oscars last night. Maybe forced is too strong a word; Nataliya tuned in to watch the Oscars last night while I was in the same room tooling over what to play on the show this week. Sadly, my headphones were not enough to protect me from the […]

Weekend Procrastinators

March 5, 2010 by

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The weekend has come, and not a moment too soon. After a long week of running between the radio station and Mass General, I’m more than welcoming a break from it all. Like most weekends T and I will undoubtedly have a couple adventures and between adventures we will probably start planning next week’s show—if […]

Lil Chuckee vs. Lil Twist: Race to the Wiki

March 4, 2010 by

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(Update: Lil Twist has officially won the race to the wiki with his upcoming album thrusting him into cultural relevancy over Lil Chuckee. Upon hearing the news, Q attempted to throw himself from a building, but was stopped by T who convinced him that if he could survive the rise and fall of Mystikal he […]

Have You Seen this Rapper? Ever?

March 4, 2010 by

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Oh shit, one-hit wonder J-Kwon has been missing for over a month, according to reports from his label. This story is awesome for the following reasons: 1) The label says that he’s been missing for a month. I’d say that he’s been missing since 2004, when his one and only psuedo hit, Tipsy, was played […]

The Black Keys Announce New Album, Tour Dates

March 4, 2010 by

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A million garage-rock fans pumped their fists in unison and smoked a cigarette as endlessly cool blues-rock duo The Black Keys announced that they will be releasing their sixth studio album this May. Entitled Brothers, this album comes as a follow-up to their hip-hop collaboration album Blakroc, which is a favorite around the Axiom. Apparently, […]

First Show over, Weezy too Hott to handle

March 4, 2010 by

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After much obsessing, running around, and song editing, the BreakBeat Axiom Radio show went on the air yesterday (or perhaps today, depending on where you put midnight to 1 am). The entire day was plagued by technical issues (Murphy’s Law for the win), ever since I started editing Q-tip’s Won’t Trade for radio use. I’m […]

Waka Flocka Fact Check: Why Lyricism (still) Pays in Hip-Hop

March 3, 2010 by

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LYRICS LYRICS LYRICS. Lyrics are a huge topic in hip-hop. Not only are they responsible for much of the criticism that hip-hop receives, but lyricists have really come to define the entire genre. And now, the issue of lyricism and its role in hip-hop has become a hot topic of debate. If you haven’t yet […]

Reflection Eternal Video Preview!

March 2, 2010 by

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So by now, EVERYONE should be hyped about the new Reflection Eternal album that’s been years in the waiting (for me anyway). The adroit team of MC Talib Kweli and producer Hi-Tek are reuniting, finally, to lay down some serious hip-hop magic, and they’ve just released a preview video. Check it out: It’s saying a […]

The Roots Announce the 2010 Picnic Lineup

March 2, 2010 by

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As if the cheese-steaks weren’t reason enough to trek down to Philly, the icon of cool use of punctuation, ?uestlove, has announced the lineup for the third annual Roots Picnic Hometown Festival, which includes Nneka, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Mayer Hawthorne, the Very Best, Tuneyards, Das Racist, Bajah and the Dry Eye Crew, Pattern Is Movement, […]

Where’s Weezy? In Jail!

March 2, 2010 by

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After a one-month stay for dental surgery (which, if you ask me, was much more painful than anything he is going to experience in prison – the man had 8 root canals, work done on his diamond-encrusted grill, replaced several existing tooth implants, AND added new implants), Weezy is finally headed off to the big […]