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Hip-Hop Rap

The Roots – When The People Cheer

I cannot fathom how The Roots even had time to craft a new album with nightly duties on “The Tonight Show”, touring and Questlove’s DJ schedule. Either way, the Philadelphia (or iladelph, if you will) legends are readying their 11th (!) album, And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, for release on May 13th. CoS says […]

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2011 albums Lists

2011 Wrap-up: Top Albums of The Year #15 – #8

As we continue on with my favorite albums of the year… Honorable Mention #20 – #16 15. Cults – Cults (cop it here) Cults could be compared to Tennis in that both acts admirably capture ’60s girl pop sounds, but what make Cults much more interesting is how they expand upon the genre. Ethereal crooning […]

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Hip-Hop Rap

Raekwon & Ghostface: Rock n Roll on Jimmy Fallon

I was catching up on my DVR recently and I almost missed this performance of Raekwon ft Ghostface Killah and The Roots. Raekwon’s Shaolin vs Wu Tang is in stores now. Also, you can get the Wu Tang bath mat pictured above here.

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Indie

The Grammys: A few notes

The Grammys are still pretty irrelevant, but at least this year was more fun, right? Here are a few quick thoughts on the night: -The B.o.B./Bruno Mars/Janelle Monae performance was my favorite of the night. All three artists pumped energy into the show and I was pleasantly surprised with Bruno’s throwback act. -Did you see […]

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Folk Hip-Hop Indie Lists Post Punk Rap

2010 Wrap-Up: Top Songs Of The Year #37-#28

The annual top tracks of the year list has expanded to 37. Why? Because you really need 2 discs to get an accurate picture of this great year in music. Look for two mixtapes at the end of the list. 37. Kings of Leon – Mary Bring on the hate, but this might be the […]

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Covers

John Legend + The Roots: Wake Up (Arcade Fire cover)

I was pretty disappointed with John Legend’s performance at Hang Out Fest this summer, but its probably because: A) He wasn’t performing with the Legendary Roots Crew (even though they were across the beach from each other) B) He didn’t perform an Arcade Fire track Props to PMA.

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Hip-Hop Mixtape Nark

New Mixtape: The Nark Locker

Remember all those rap releases I mentioned? Well, they are approaching which has had my iPod overflowing with good hip-hop. Narrowing those choices down to one tracklist is the tougher battle. I’ve already talked about the stellar new singles from Big Boi and Kid Cudi. I had a tough time limiting the Eminem, Drake and […]