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Hip-Hop Indie Mash-ups Rap

Michigan Bound

I’m headed to Michigan for a short vaca with stops in Bloomfield Hills, Davison and Caseville.  I hope to get back to regular posting next week.  Look for a new Nark soon. Happy 4th of July. Here are a few items to keep you busy while I’m gone: Michael Franti & Spearhead – Say Hey […]

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Hip-Hop

Vonnegutt: "Vice Nine" EP Free

Hopefully you were already supporting Vonnegutt and maybe this means the proper debut will be arriving soon.  Kyle Lucas announced today that The Vice Nine EP will be available for free download (+ 3 bonus tracks). Here is what Kyle had to say about it: The Vice Nine EP was created in a little under […]

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Covers

Vonnegutt: "The Seed" Cover

This may seem like sacrilege to some, but Kyle Lucas and the boys give their take on one of my favorite party starters, The Roots‘ classic “The Seed 2.0”. When Vonnegutt performed this jam at The Masquerade a few months ago, they absolutely ripped it.  This is more electro than traditional hip-hop, but shows the […]

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Hip-Hop

Kyle Lucas: Hell On Earth

I was just telling someone how 1994-1996 were the heyday of rap/hip-hop (for me anyways).  Here Kyle Lucas rips one of Mobb Deep’s classics, “Hell On Earth”.  I love Vonnegutt, but when Kyle wants to, he can certainly tear up traditional hip-hop fare as well.  I’m pretty much convinced he can flow on anything he […]

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Hip-Hop

Vonnegutt + VIMBY

Check out this new video band profile of Vonnegutt on Vimby.  Kyle, Neil and Patrick describe the history, strengths of the band and comparisons to Gym Class Heroes (Vonnegutt > Gym Class Heroes).  There some footage of Vonnegutt’s recent concert at The Masquerade (which I attended) and gives a sneak peek of the 1st single, […]

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Hip-Hop

Big Boi & Vonnegutt Preview "Sir Lucious Leftfoot"

I’ve liked everything I’ve heard so far off Big Boi‘s solo, Sir Lucious Leftfoot . “Royal Flush” was by far, one of the best hip-hop songs of last year and made OutKast fans pine further for a reunion.  I also like how on “Ringtone”, Big Boi opted for talk box, when everyone else is doing […]

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Hip-Hop Q & A

JayeL Audio Q & A with Kyle Lucas: Part 2

As promised, below is the 2nd half of the Kyle Lucas interview.  Be sure to check out all of the mixtapes mentioned.  They are all free and worth multiple listens.  Also, pick up Vonnegutt‘s The Vice Nine EP.  Its not exactly new, but it is great (especially “Bright Eyes” and “On My Side”) and should […]