Thursday, November 22, 2012

Eyecue - Pull Yo Pantz Up

Recently had a short exchange with Done about the underappreciated goodness of Whoridin' by The Whoridas. I revisited an assortment of Hobo Junction tracks I have in the collection, and recalled that I was a fan of crew member Eyecue.

Naturally, I followed with some internet-ing to see what he's been up to since the late 90s. I found this:



I laughed.

Also,  I kinda like it.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Briefly...Zadie Smith's NW

NW Girl.

First time I've read her work. Didn't like this one.

She's a talented writer, but I feel there needs to be balance between technique and storytelling. There's just way too much going on stylistically in this book, to the point of distraction. She's literature's answer to Chip-Fu on the Nervous Breakdown album. (at least she is here)

Also, whenever her characters were speaking patois, it felt like her characters were trying to speak patois.

That's all.

Thanks for reading. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Shad - Melancholy And The Infinite Shadness



A couple of years ago, I had a chance to have dinner with the Brother and his peoples. They were all really cool people, and I'm happy to see that they're all still working hard and releasing quality material.

I'm a bit late to this small project, but I like it a lot. Hits at the right spot of freshness and nostalgia. 

Peep the video, and download the EP if you're diggin' it. (Name your price)



Errr...the girl in the video...she's fly, yo!

Shad - melancholy and the infinite shadness: Link

Friday, November 2, 2012

Episode 13: Kendrick Lamar

Kid Good.

Haven't heard enough about Kendrick yet?

Good.

Homie and music hack Paul McGee joins me to discuss K.Dot, his first mainstream release, and where they both place in the current rap game.



 
Direct Download: Link
Subscribe via iTunes: Link

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Paul McGee: Twitter | Blog
The Arts Desk: The Arts Desk
Q Magazine: Link

Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City: iTunes | Amazon