little dragon

12/14/2010 § Leave a comment

little dragon!  if u dont know, now u know

whip my hair back n forth

10/23/2010 § Leave a comment

so i thought i was really clever paralleling sesame street’s ‘i love my hair’ and and willow smith’s ‘whip my hair’ (see 2 posts down). but turns out folks were way ahead of me. reeeeeee- mix!


10/07/2010 § Leave a comment

i sorta forgot i had a blog.. anywae, janelle monae!!

pt. 1 of 2

andy allo

09/04/2010 § Leave a comment

found this new artist via blu’s role in her video.  its in line with my lo-wi wows tip, and i like the lil back and forth.  havent listened to the rest of her album but am intrigued.  she calls her musix alter.hip.soul.

two dope lo fi videos

08/21/2010 § Leave a comment

two fantasmic minimalist video efforts by two of hip hop / modern musics cutting edge creatives

new cee lo single ‘f**k you!’  only words!

new janelle monae video ‘cold war’ only face!


08/11/2010 § 1 Comment

as a hip hop fan, i always feared the day when i would stopped being moved by youth music.  i wondered if there would end up being a separate radio station for my hip hop era (like an oldies hip hop station) and then the hot 97 or kmel or jamm’n would be playing some post school electro flip flop rap or whatever.

the (kinda) new roots albums > so mature they are futuristic.

it doesnt resolve my fear of getting old, but whats comforting is to realize that the greats of my youth might end up staying great in adulthood.  i guess when i was a teenager i thought it would be corny/unlikely for dudes to stay rapping when they were over 30.  pac and biggie were killed young and jay z’ non-retirement(s) has sort of structured the frame.

the roots have always been a different brand, but its nonetheless inspiring for their 9th album to feel as fresh/pertinent/poignant as it is.  maybe my favorite album since phrenology.

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jin is back

07/17/2010 § 1 Comment

[‘angels’ by jin 7/10]

jin, first broke in 2001 winning 7 consecutive freestyle fridays on 106 & park, w highly clever punchlines and funny analysis of opponents.  first API that i know of to sign w major hip hop label – dmx’ ruff ryders crew.

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born free

06/02/2010 § Leave a comment

long form music video by left artist MIA.  her father was a tamil revolutionary leader in sri lanka, which involved state persecution and armed militant resistance..  anyway, its graphically violent and sort of disturbing.  i saw it a month ago, but was more interested now that its been censored by youtube/google in the US?  peep the new red scare.

jay electronica!

04/13/2010 § Leave a comment

thank u for keeping my rotation vibrant and interesting.  “the pledge,” a luscious musical sample from eternal sunshine of the spotless mind.  great movie.  glimmering reflective refractions in verse.  yay electronica.

thanks toussaint for look

never wanted so bad for 2pac to be alive!

03/10/2010 § Leave a comment

brother ali. 2nd time around. prod dj benzi

cathartic critique of corporate hip hop, and as an emo rap fan one of my favorite verses in 08-09

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