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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 […]

Good grief! DJ Danger Mouse is Back.

March 1, 2010 by

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Well folks, time to grab an extra pair of underwear because it looks like DJ Danger Mouse, a.k.a. Brian Burton, a.k.a. the musical genius behind the iconic Jay-Z/Beatles mash-up The Grey Album, and the production half of Gnarls Barkley has released something new to blow our collective minds. This time, Danger Mouse has collaborated with […]

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

March 1, 2010 by

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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 AllHiphop.com), which I’m not going to comment […]

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 […]

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 […]