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Hip-Hop Mixtape

New Mixtape: The Nark Before Christmas

Back by popular demand, a new hip-hop/rap mixtape just in time for the Holidays. This is probably the most geographically diverse Nark I’ve made to date. The South offers up some street-drama and posse cuts via Bobby Ray aka B.o.B. (“I Feed These Streets”), Spree Wilson (“WORD”), The Clipse (“Popular Demand”) and DJ Khaled w/Usher, […]

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Mixtape Nark

New Mixtape: Nark Legacy

Plenty of heavy-hitters (Snoop Dogg, Drake, Lil’ Wayne, KiD CuDi) newcomers (Donnis, Despot, Mr. Marcellus) and ghosts from Nark‘s past (Freeway, Kurupt, Raekwon, KRS One) make appearances on Nark Legacy. A few observations: A) I’m not sure why Snoop Dogg can’t consistently come up with bars like he does on “Gangsta’s Life”, but its good […]

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Hip-Hop Mixtape Nark Rap

Old Mixtape: The Nark Supremacy

With my recent car troubles, I’ve been relegated to compact discs.  Since most of my recent music purchases have been mp3’s, I’ve been digging in the crates with past mixtapes.  There have been some great mixtape names (Jurassic Nark, Narkman Prophecies), some good finds (DJ Green Lantern’s Ivasion series, Jay-Z Reasonable Doubt) and some bad […]

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Concert Festivalist

Festivalist '09: Lollapalooza

Even though I won’t be attending, this is what I get excited about, Lollapalooza ’09.  Other people I know will enjoy it for me…and most likely make me jealous enough to try again in 2010.  As I’ve mentioned before, Depeche Mode, Tool and Jane’s Addiction aren’t headliners that I can get excited about.  However, the […]

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Festivalist

Festivalist '09: Bonnaroo Initial Lineup

Festival season continues to build with the announcement of the line-up for the world’s biggest hippie music retreat, Bonnaroo.  However, this year seems to be less hippie-centric than year’s past.  Sure, 2 nights of Phish are things tie-dye aficionados dream of, but the Boss and Beasties aren’t exactly the kings of psychedelics.  Then again, Bonnaroo […]

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Hip-Hop Nark Wale

Narkworthy 4/22: Paranoid Nark

Well it took me 2 months to compile a worthwhile mixtape, but here it is. There are some club/radio tracks (Stat Quo, Ying Yang Twins), storytelling (Atmosphere, Wale), throwbacks (The Cool Kids, Pacific Division) and comebacks (AZ, The Game). Hopefully, there is something for everyone. Comments and criticism are greatly appreciated. Paranoid Nark1. Jay-Z – […]

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Festivalist

Rothbury: A Music Festival….in Michigan?!?!?

While I was going through my daily routine of scouring music sites for the latest news, I was not very shocked to see another 3-day music festival scheduled for this summer. From Woodstock to South By Southwest, fans have paid their savings ($100-$500) to check out mile-long lists of “it” bands on a long weekend. […]