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Reflection Eternal Video Preview!

March 2, 2010


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 […]

Boston Native Guru in a Coma; give him love, y’all.

March 1, 2010


Breaking News 04.20.2010: A little over a month after recovering from his coma related to a heart attack, rap legend Guru has lost his battle with cancer. A pioneer of the underground, he will truly be missed. For the MTV story, click here. His farewell letter (published on, which I’m not going to comment […]

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

February 25, 2010


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 […]

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

February 24, 2010


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


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


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


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 […]