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Concert Recaps

Concert Recap: WRECKFAST Showcases Student Rappers, CATCH WRECK Collective

As an independent artist, the freedom you can have in how you share your music is unbelieveable, and the more creative you can be with it, the more loyal fans you’ll pull in. Independent music collective CATCH WRECK utilized their independent freedom and promotional creativity last weekend with WRECKFAST, a house party/basement concert featuring an […]

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Song Spotlight Wild Card

Wild Card Wednesday: “Confessions Part II Remix” by Usher feat. Shyne, Twista, and Kanye West

You can’t go wrong with some 2000s R&B, especially when it’s from Usher’s Confessions album. The first seven tracks make up one of the best sequence of songs I’ve seen on an album in a while. This is mostly attributed to the amount of singles packed within the beginning of the album, but still. “Confessions […]

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Wild Card Wednesday: “Reagan” by Killer Mike

Listen to the veteran Atlanta rapper just TEAR the government APART. I thought it would be appropriate for this week. Even if you don’t believe what this song is saying or any of the bad things said about government in general, you can still appreciate the mood the beat sets, as well as Killer Mike’s […]

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Song Spotlight Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: “C.R.E.A.M.” by Wu-Tang Clan

I’ve been messin’ with the clan’s debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) for over a month now, and I’m hooked to say the least. Classic rap is great because it mixes classical sounds (i.e. this piano riff) with head-bobbing flow, and “C.R.E.A.M” ┬ásong is a perfect of said combination. In addition, the lyrics are […]

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Wild Card Wednesday: “Collard Greens” by ScHoolboy Q feat. Kendrick Lamar

I saw a lot of Twitter activity regarding Q’s new video getting dropped today (or recently) so I thought I’d plug it too. Best known for his membership in the West Coast supergroup Black Hippy (ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, & Kendrick Lamar) ScHoolboy Q’s on the verge of pumping out his first commercial release […]

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Concert Recaps

Concert Recap: Summerfest 2013, Part 2

Going to cram days 2-4 of my Summerfest experience into this one post. Leggo. Day 2: Bought a keg for pregaming, so that was interesting. When we got to the grounds, we immediately went to the stage where alternative band Cake was playing, and saw rap-rock/alternative rap group Aer (pronounced air) perform. The Boston-based group […]

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Miscellaneous Album Reviews

Song by Song Album Review: Magna Carta Holy Grail

Another delayed review, but in all honesty it took me some time just to listen to this album and even try to get into it. Let’s get right to the songs. 1. Holy Grail – ┬áThe first single off the album, appropriately so. Justin’s hook (obligatory trade for “Suit and Tie”, if nothing more) immediately […]

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Song Spotlight Wild Card

Wild Card Wednesday: “Sports” by Lil Dicky

If you haven’t heard of the Philadelphia-born, San Franciso-based rapper Lil Dicky yet, you are at the least missing out on his humor, and at the most missing out on one of my favorite mixtapes/albums of the year. His lyrics are hilariously relatable (“Attached at the Hip” might be the best inner monologue ever) and […]

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Concert Recaps

Concert Recap: Souls of Mischief at the Madison Majestic Theater

Although it’s been nearly a week since I went to the Souls of Mischief’s first date on their ’93 ’til Infinity Tour, the coolness of Hip-Hop as a culture and a realization about Hip-Hop concerts in general are both still fresh in my head. The tour celebrates the 20-year anniversary of Souls of Mischief’s debut […]