10th February 2014
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silentgodz asked: am i the only one who likes new sosa?
I like the new Sosa.
If we’re talking “All I Care About”: Once again I think a lot of dudes shitting on this record are wholly unqualified to comment because they are likely listening on some earbuds or laptop speakers or whatever Dr. Dre sold them. They need to get a real system and let that cracked autotune fuzz of his voice melt itself inside the slap. Shit is psychedelic as fuck.
If we’re talking “War”: I mean Keef breaks out in a coughing fit in the middle of the hook! How is that not both a crazy innovation in the field of things rappers can do in the short distance between their mouth and the microphone and an exact realization of his never ever ever giving a fuck persona? Shit is punk as fuck.
There’s definitely that Lil B effect where it’s frustratingly obvious that all we’re ever going to get from dude are tossed off glimpses from his sketchbook, never a fully realized work of art. That’s unfortunate because he might could achieve something truly great if he were to dig his heels in and do some real work (cf. Flockaveli, “Sh!t”) but as long as he continues to care so much about not caring at all he’ll probably be worth paying attention to on the internet.
Agree kinda although his one major label album is way more fully realized than a Lil B project from a commercial POV. In 2012, Keef’s sound was especially pop friendly in a way B never was—at least, as a solo artist.
7th February 2014
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It’s time for the latest #DeepCuts, a look at the best under-the-radar rap jams from the beginning of February.
6th February 2014
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Chicago’s hip-hop scene is experiencing a renaissance. Here’s a closer look at Vic Mensa, one of the scene’s most promising young stars.
Raw and honest interview from a really talented artist who is still incredibly undervalued.
4th February 2014
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Ty Dolla $ign wants to be more than “Mr. Toot It and Boot It.” How he’s made an art out of “ignorance.”
This was a year in production. Glad I could get it out.
31st January 2014
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This is cool for obvious reasons, but also totally dope to find out Max B was a Beatnuts fan.
31st January 2014
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It’s time for the latest #DeepCuts, a look at the best under-the-radar rap jams from the end of January.
28th January 2014
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If you need a hook, Atlanta is today’s Motown.
Source: SoundCloud / LunchNLeftovers
22nd January 2014
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A closer look at rising Atlanta star Young Thug, a rapper who’s gained the attention of Kanye West and Drake.
I first wrote about Young Thug in February, 2012, after being put on to “Curtains” by Anu. (For perspective, this was just a couple weeks after first posting about Chief Keef.) Young Thug struck me immediately as someone whose potential was very, very high, and I wasn’t the only one. It took an unexpectedly long time for him to get his ducks in a row—I’d started to feel like he wasn’t going to blow up at all as recently as September—when all of a sudden, it seemed like he was finally everywhere.
Anyway, this is my attempt to wrestle with what it is that is unique about his music, and to make an argument that he’s actually not quite the radical his outward appearance would suggest, that he could in fact appeal to a number of “old head” type rap fans for bringing back certain qualities that don’t seem nearly as common any more. It’s basically blowing up in detail what I wrote about him for Pitchfork around the time of ICFN3.
17th January 2014
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Deep Cuts takes a look at the best mixtape tracks and loosies of the week. A closer glance at the week’s best underrated anthems.
Deep Cuts is now a weekly column.
10th January 2014
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Why WorldStar’s new documentary “The Field: Violence, Hip-Hop, and Hope In Chicago” is essential viewing.