Articles by: Erik

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Busta Rhymes – “Thank You” | Featuring Q-Tip, Kanye West, and Lil’ Wayne

As A Tribe Called Quest performed one last time this past Saturday, opening for Kanye West’s Yeezus Tour at Madison Square Garden. And half way through “Scenario,” Busta Rhymes rushed onto the stage full of energy to say farewell to the crew that gave him his first … READ MORE

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Outkast To Reunite for 2014 Music Festival Season

It’s been a long time. A very long time since anyone has mentioned a potential Outkast reunion. And today is special, mostly due to the fact that for once the rumors have been confirmed. The Atlanta based duo will kick off the 2014 festival season reuniting in … READ MORE

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Classic Drug References Vol.1: Danny Brown – “Sweeney Song”

Now defunct rap blog Classic Drug References, written and curated by Sweeney Kovar, has been resurrected in the form of a limited run 500-unit 7″ box set and zine pairing. Classic Drug References Vol.1 is a collection of three 7″ singles, one of which is a brand … READ MORE

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Kenna – “Relations” | Featuring Childish Gambino

The last time Kenna made a splash in the music industry was with the release of Make Sure They See My Face way back in 2007. His critically successful sophomore album, produced in conjunction with the Neptunes, was a departure from the standard R&B offerings at the … READ MORE

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Kanye West – “Bound 2″ | Featuring Kim Kardashian

One thing we have all come to grips with is the unpredictability of Kanye West and his creative endeavors. Yesterday, on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Mr. West premiered the video for “Bound 2″, a track appearing on his most recent release Yeezus. Things open innocently enough with … READ MORE

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Pusha T – “Hold On” | Featuring Rick Ross

We’ve had roughly a month to digest Pusha T‘s My Name is My Name, an album strikingly true in tone and theme to his Lord Willin’ debut as one half of Clipse in 2002. “Hold On” featuring Rick Ross, co-produced by Kanye West and Hudson Mohawke, is … READ MORE

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A$AP Rocky – “Phoenix”

The most sullen and brooding track from A$AP Rocky’s debut Long.Live.A$AP just got an equally dreary video. “Phoenix” is an elegiac outpouring of the overwhelming stresses associated with life and those poisonous feelings that transpire into destructive thoughts. The Emmy Award Winning director Francesco Carrozzini’s video starring … READ MORE

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Kitsuné Maison 15 – Compilation Album

In case you didn’t hear, the famous French label Kitsuné recently dropped the 15th iteration of Maison. For 8 years the Parisian imprint has been releasing the compilation series shedding some light on up-and-coming acts from around the globe with an electric twist. Since 2005, you can … READ MORE

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Kanye West Cancels Several Shows on “Yeezus” Tour

Today there will be droves of saddened Kanye fans flocking to the internet as it’s been announced that the accident that damamged gear necessary to produce the Yeezus spectacle has resulted in further postponements and in some cases complete cancellations. The tour is slated to pick back … READ MORE

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Darkside x Fernando Vallejo – “Metatron” | Officially “Unofficial” Video

The ethereal and nuanced sound of “Metatron,” a recent Darkside production, is simultaneously soothing and terrifyingly erie. The pleasant trip from a strong drum kick to a somber collection of ambient sounds and back to the strong kick with a crisp plucked guitar riff work to displace … READ MORE

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Black Dave – “Million Man March” | Music Video

Last Thursday Black Dave dropped the first video from his Black Bart mixtape. The “Million Man March” video, directed by Brandon Kuzma, immediately stirs feelings of a preeminent moment in American history, calling for both the acknowledgement of progress and the understanding that some things haven’t changed. … READ MORE