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Drop Kick: In the spirit of Kanye

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This sh*t is… f*cking ridiculous. Weezy’s back. “6′, 7′ ” is a colossal song, set to slay anyone in it’s path. I have a soft spot for minimalist beats and monster rhymes. This kills it. What a day for hip hop?!

BTW – More to come on my ┬áreview of the latest K West masterpiece/self aggrandizing critical darling (the reference being Track #7).

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December 14th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

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Drop Kick: Dubstepped it Up

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Drake Image Shade 45

Hip hop is mighty stale these days. And it takes a lot for me to really consider a new, much hyped artist. Take Drake as case in point. I’m still iffy on his staying power and ultimate capabilities. Punchlines are there (for now), substance is short. And lyrically, can it get any more redundant? However, a new track released on Pitchfork highlights an amazing dubstep remix of a Drake’s “Fireworks” and turns it into a bit of glory. Granted, Drake is used in the most minimal sense – confined to three words used, at maximum, 5 times – but it’s the little things that count. Time and time again, dubstep seems to save the day, taking the intensions of hip hop and R&B and actually realizing them. Yeah sure this steals a lot from the Burial playbook. But it works. And that’s all that matters.

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December 14th, 2010 at 8:45 am

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Drop Kick: Bjork + Alexander McQueen = Stunning

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Who reads Vibe any more? In spite of their general lack of relevance (and horrible web design), they happened to publish this wonderful nugget of inspiration. All under the guise of highlighting black models (who are barely visible. Go figure.). Even if this is technically a fashion tribute, it plays like an intense music video. Bjork never loses her capability for arresting response.

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December 11th, 2010 at 9:53 am

New Issue: LCD Soundsystem

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LCD Soundsystem, This is Happening
Is it possible to have a lock on creating the epic?

Some of that statement may be hyperbolic. But only some of it. I honestly didn’t think Sound of Silver could be topped for it’s largeness. And it came in a year with a broad appeal of epic (Kala, Hissing Fauna, Strawberry Jam, Mirrored come to mind). Still, it not only held court with some of the best recordings of the decade, it easily stood the test of time – “All My Friends” is no less grand/emotional/overwhelming/intimate 3 years later. Where do you logically go from a near perfect synopsis of modern living?

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December 11th, 2010 at 1:38 am

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