Archive for February, 2011

  • Curren$y

    By Osamagbe on February 8, 2011
    Now I got put on Curren$y over 4 years ago back in his Young Money days.  I slapped the shit outta the Lil’ Wayne and Remy Ma assisted, “Where the Cash At,” but was never really seriously into his music… he just seemed a little too generic at the time.  So I was surprised as hell last year when I […]
  • The Church [Show Review + Photos]

    By Ben on February 7, 2011
    All original photos by Benjamin Twichell of the metropolitan jolt Let me start by introducing the Church. This Australian rock band recorded their first album back in 1980 and have been touring the world for the last 30 years. Their music is hard to place into a single genre; it has been mutating and evolving constantly. To dumb things down, they could be described as a Rock N Roll band […]
  • De La Soul

    By DJ on February 6, 2011
    This is classic Hip-Hop right here. De La Soul started up over 20 years ago, with groups like A Tribe Called Quest. They distinguished themselves with innovative sampling, a relaxed smooth vibe, and quirky lyrics. To give you an idea of their lyrical humor and flow, their hit song Baby Phat is an ode to the luscious curves of bodacious […]
  • Das Racist

    By Brendan on February 5, 2011
    Das Racist (Kool AD aka Victor Vazquez, Heems aka Himanshu Suri, and Dap aka Ashok Kondabolu) went to Wesleyan and they sound like it. Somewhere between burning L’s and drinkin’ beers, they skimmed enough postcolonial lit to pick up the rap game’s best namechecks. When you can reference Andre 3000 and Indian literary critic Gaya Spivak in the same sentence, […]
  • MillionYoung

    By Jeremy on February 4, 2011
    Florida’s Mike Diaz aka MillionYoung’s music ranges from house(y) electro-pop to chillwave to Balearic surf jams. From Cut Copy to Toro y Moi to Thievery Corporation to El Ten Eleven. Needless to say, you’re gonna be chillin pretty hardcore. It’s perfect for lying in the sun, waiting out the rain, riding the bus, or floating off into the universe. Whatever you’re […]