Mos Def and Gorillaz: Collaborations we can believe in

21 12 2009

Mos Def went on BBC radio with DJ Semtex and talked about life, love, politics — actually, I’m not all that sure what they talked about, because I didn’t listen to it. Journalism at its finest. But I do know they talked about one of Mos Def’s upcoming projects — his role in Gorillaz‘s new album. Read the rest of this entry »





Rhyme&Review: Blakroc

30 11 2009

Who?

Dame Dash loves The Black Keys. Loves ’em. Like a rap kid loves breaks. So he decided “Fuck it, let’s see if they’ll make a hip-hop album.” The Back Keys were open to the idea, so Blakroc was formed. Next, Dame needed rappers. Read the rest of this entry »





Rhyme&Review: Wale

9 11 2009

Who?

Wale, the D.C. rapper, has had a Drake and Kid Cudi-like rise to where he is now. He’s released some extremely popular mixtapes and his first studio LP, Attention Deficit, has been highly anticipated by the community. He’s in the mold of Lupe Fiasco and CommonTalib Kweli and Mos Def to a lesser extent — with cerebral, clever rhymes that touch on all topics worth touching. Read the rest of this entry »





Record of the Day: “Ain’t Nothing Like You (Hoochie Coo)” by Blakroc

2 11 2009

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